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Old 04-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #61
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My Ride: 325ci convertable
I've posted this in a new one earlier but can any one point me in the right direction ?


Got a problem with my 325ci

When I go to put the roof down the soft top attempts to go down fast then it gets slower and then stops, the back struggles to lift then eventually just stops half way open and then everything just stops all together, the red light blinking...

I also found some oil in my boot well

Any ideas of what's going on?

Thanks !

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Old 08-24-2014, 12:24 PM   #62
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Sounds like one of your motors is on it's way out

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #63
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thank you for following up. Pay-141 was new to the forum when he posted his questions, and he also started a new thread at the time with identical content. The forum responded only to the new thread at the time. He had a problem with the left tonneau cover cylinder 54348243269. We rebuild a lot of those at Top Hydraulics: http://www.tophydraulicsinc.com/en/b...cover-e46.html


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Old 11-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #64
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Smile Top Hyfraulics is the Best Source for E46 Convertible Top Parts

I have owned several BMW convertibles over the years and the newer ones have become pretty complicated with the all of the hydraulic motors and parts that make the top work properly. My top stopped working and the dealer wanted an outrageous amount for a new hydraulic pump and valve block. I found Top Hydraulics on this site and they are the best source to go to when you need these and other parts for your top. It's nice to be able to call and talk to Klaus and get a better idea of the issue and what may be causing the problem. He quickly shipped the hydraulic pump first at a huge savings over the dealer and I received it in two days. I then learned that I also needed a valve block and I called and Klaus quickly shipped the part. Both parts were installed at the dealer and the top now works. In addition to quality refurbished parts the team at Top Hydraulics provides top notch customer service. These guys are real pro's and an asset to the E46 forum!
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