Nice video. Not sure I agree on taking WHOLE system out is faster, have to take out cylinders anyway to get system out. So why not just have cylinders rebuilt. Pump is very reliable. Reservoir is not.
Lower inside Clip on main lift cylinders does NOT have to be removed to get cylinder out. Don't lose them!!
Job is not hard, it is LOCATION!! Can't get two hands/arms in there.
Take a look at my SSR HOW TO LIBRARY and see how we do it, pretty much the same.
Top Hydraulics rebuilt my Cylinders years ago and did an excellent job.
We found on the EAST Coast:
3007 62nd Ave East
Bradenton, Fl 34203
Cabriolet Hydraulics turn around is 1, maybe 2 days at most. We just rebuild cylinders although Zig has pumps, hoses, ect. Cabriolet had to make two cylinder rods for the one we replaced roof on.
First time removal is the longest depending if you want to gamble and just do two main lift cylinders or you want to do all eight.
I suggest all eight. Just don't like to have to do again if and when another cylinder decides to leak. Like rebuilding an eight cylinder engine, do just two cylinders?? Or all eight??
You can pull all eight cylinders in about 2 hours IF you have done it before. Four hours is probably first time.
Two main cylinders are what takes the most time.
Should also change Pneumatic Cylinders at same time. They support roof for UP movement by providing 260lbs of LIFT for the roof. More important they provide 260lbs of BUFFER when roof is lowered, thus protecting the hydraulic system from "DROP" shock.
If you put roof down and it drops the last few inches with a "thud" better change your Pneumatic Struts!!
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We have an excellent roof system, designed for 10yrs and did it!
See you at Tech Day in Daytona or Maggie Valley.