03-30-2013, 07:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Florence on the beautiful Oregon Coast
My Ride: German verts
cut hydraulic line/hose
Bummer! BMW uses good material for the hydraulic lines, but it is still important not to get the lines kinked or cut. Fortunately, Top Hydraulics is manufacturing hydraulic lines, and we can make one for you once we know for sure which one you need. We currently make the BMW lines out of the same exact material as BMW.
It's too bad that you have to take the top off again to get access to that particular spot. Look at the bright side: you are able to figure this out by yourself, and you can help out many future readers by documenting how to do the job perfectly!
Also, if your car were a Bentley Azure or a Rolls-Royce made in the late 90s, you would now have to replace all 26 (!) hydraulic lines, because they were made of a material that disintegrates about as quickly as the cylinder seals...
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)