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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Vert Roof Hydraulic Oil

OEM Part number is 54340394395. There seems to be a much cheaper aftermarket product (which may even be the same producer) - FEBI Bilstien #02615 ZH-M.

Refer to http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._D18BD03A.aspx To be used as a "top up", to bring resevoir to required level.

Any feedback per personal use & validation of quality/performance vs OEM greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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I know the oem fluid is some kind of mineral oil, so it is not some high tech stuff.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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To finish off this thread, I researched this product more - and determined it was acceptable to use, vs OEM/official BMW product. I've replaced my existing fluid with this product, and all works fine.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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how do you add the fluid? Do you know how to manully retract the top cause my top will not retract electroniclly because there is no more fluid? Once you add the fluid do you have to reset the computer? My email is
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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Refer to PDF files http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...988&highlight=
For manual retraction of roof.

Buy a large syringe at a pharmacy. Fill the syringe with fluid and deliver to reservoir via syringe. I found this method was best.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Resurrecting an old thread.

I was wondering how much fluid I need. The BMW bottles are 250ml, do I need more than 1? My pump is almost empty.
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To finish off this thread, I researched this product more - and determined it was acceptable to use, vs OEM/official BMW product. I've replaced my existing fluid with this product, and all works fine.
Were you able to source it locally, or had to order?
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:57 AM   #8
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You shouldn't need more than 1. I thought i would need 2 to fill mine, but only used 1/2. the pump itself is inside that reservoir, so it takes less than you think.
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You shouldn't need more than 1. I thought i would need 2 to fill mine, but only used 1/2. the pump itself is inside that reservoir, so it takes less than you think.
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