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handson 02-22-2010 02:02 AM

Anyone know how to fill up the convertible pump with hydraulic oil?
 
Any pictures would be great if anyone has done this before. Mine is running low on my 325Ci convertible and I have to add some. I know the pump is in the trunk area on the drivers side but I don't know where to fill.

Thanks for helping out.




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wtm2w 02-22-2010 12:05 PM

send me your email and ill send you the procedure in jpgs

handson 02-22-2010 11:07 PM

pm sent

handson 03-02-2010 11:37 PM

Thanks wtm2w. Awesome pictures

egruber 04-17-2011 10:20 AM

I never heard of this one. How do you know it needs fluid? Where is it checked? Thanks!

tooredhots 05-06-2011 12:03 AM

+1,
 
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Originally Posted by egruber (Post 13056345)
I never heard of this one. How do you know it needs fluid? Where is it checked? Thanks!

Where is this container? What fluid does it take?

sakumaxp 05-06-2011 02:38 AM

i think you should post the pictures, and the mods can make it a sticky :thumbup:

alibusoul 05-06-2011 10:08 AM

post the pics!

E46-Cabrio 05-06-2011 12:39 PM

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Here's the E46 Convertible Top pdf file.

Read page 6.

and online repair manual LINK

Manza 05-06-2011 04:46 PM

Thanks!

Bookedup 05-06-2011 06:59 PM

E-46 Cabrio, Do you know if they ever changed anything through the production year ending 2006, with regard to the manual? It appears it was produced in 2000. Thank you for posting it.

Rob

tooredhots 05-06-2011 09:04 PM

anyone know how full the clear container should be? My container is more than 3/4 full I am not sure how to fill it.

E46-Cabrio 05-06-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Bookedup (Post 13135605)
E-46 Cabrio, Do you know if they ever changed anything through the production year ending 2006, with regard to the manual? It appears it was produced in 2000. Thank you for posting it.

Rob

I don't think so, all the hydraulic pumps are the same 318CI-M3, 2000-2006.

E46-Cabrio 05-06-2011 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by tooredhots (Post 13135955)
anyone know how full the clear container should be? My container is more than 3/4 full I am not sure how to fill it.

Only fill the container when the top is open.

egruber 05-07-2011 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by handson (Post 11358562)
Any pictures would be great if anyone has done this before. Mine is running low on my 325Ci convertible and I have to add some. I know the pump is in the trunk area on the drivers side but I don't know where to fill.

Thanks for helping out.




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My mechanic told me that unlike other fluids in the car, this system should never 'run low'. If you need fluid there is probably a leak somewhere...which will be very expensive to repair.

BillyJoelR 05-07-2011 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by egruber (Post 13137327)
My mechanic told me that unlike other fluids in the car, this system should never 'run low'. If you need fluid there is probably a leak somewhere...which will be very expensive to repair.

This is exactly what I heard too.

gbakerkingston 10-21-2011 03:09 PM

How about the hydraulic oil type? Does it need to be OEM from dealership, or can regular hdyraulic oil be used?

zimdba 10-31-2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by gbakerkingston (Post 13723826)
How about the hydraulic oil type? Does it need to be OEM from dealership, or can regular hdyraulic oil be used?

I paid $40 USD from the dealer. I thought it was reasonable. YMMV.

dkuchta 11-01-2011 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BillyJoelR (Post 13138185)
This is exactly what I heard too.

You two are correct, you should not need to add fluid, UNLESS there is a leak, doing so could over pressurize the system and cause a seal to blow- thus causing a leak. This is for any hydraulic system.

Rigrig 11-01-2011 11:41 PM

Where would those seals be? I bought my car with troubles to open, very weak. I checked the fluid and it had almost a quarter of a cup too much. I took the fluid out but a little too late, the damage is done. Is there a solution?


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