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How much do the cylinders for the convertable top

Convertible top on my 2001 mercedes is slow. the cylinders seem to leak a bit. put more hydraulic fuel in it and helps but still a small leak. Looks like the top wasn't used a lot before I got it. can you replace the cylinders with anything EXCEPT the ones made by mercedes? a bit pricey.

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The cylinders can be rebuilt with new O-rings. If you are considering a system redesign with alternative cylinders, rebuilding would save much time and money. I have rebuilt mine. Here is more information:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170-slk-class/1463987-rebuilding-convertible-top-cylinders.html

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http://ryououki.no-ip.com/r170/default.htm

The good people at Benzworld.org have documented many posts regarding part removal and cylinder rebuild.

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