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Old 03-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #17
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Thumbs Up shipping bow tension cylinders to Canada


looking forward to making your cylinders better than new ones, as well! Shipping from Oregon to Montreal by USPS Express Mail usually takes 3-4 days. When can ship one pair of cylinders in an Express Mail envelope (with a shipping box inside the envelope), or all six cylinders in an Express Mail Box. The cheaper Priority Mail service is a bit unpredictable, as far as transit time goes.

gbakerkingston, I hope you were not concerned about my previous clarification of our turn around time; I much appreciate your kind words and only wanted to avoid concerns that others might have had on how long it will take to get their cylinders back.

We will soon be offering "up-front shipping" service, where we send out cylinders from our stock first (at a slightly higher price plus deposit), and rebuild your old cylinders for the next customer after we get them back from you.



part numbers for reference and as keywords:

Bow tension: 54 34 7 025 600, or 54 34 7 025 599 for LH only (aka hydraulic cylinder for clamping bar p/n 54347025600 or 54347025599). There was a design change at some point that requires both cylinders to be exchanged together, i.e., you cannot have an early version bow tension cylinder on one side and a new version bow tension cylinder on the other side. The change relates to the fittings on the hoses going from the RH cylinder to the LH cylinder. Pairs of old cylinders and new cylinders interchange without any problem.

LH soft top lid or tonneau cover cylinder: 54 34 8 243 269 (aka hydraulic cylinder for storage cover p/n 54348243269)
RH soft top lid or tonneau cover cylinder: 54 34 8 236 956 (aka hydraulic cylinder for storage cover p/n 54348236956)
(switch for LH cylinder: Hall sensor 54 34 7 043 558 and bracket 54 34 7 042 482)

LH or RH master cylinder or main lift cylinder: 54 34 7 025 593 (aka main drive hydraulic cylinder p/n 54347025593)
Some BMW E46 hydraulic cylinders, pumps, and valves that we rebuild and upgrade at Top Hydraulics:
543454347025595 (hydro-unit, sticker p/n is 8234530)
54347025592 (control unit)
54347025598 (improved hoses manufactured at Top Hydraulics)

Last edited by TopHydraulicsInc.com; 03-30-2013 at 01:13 PM. Reason: adding part numbers
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