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Old 03-25-2016, 04:28 PM
Tanner11 Tanner11 is offline
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2000 z3 convertable top

I have a 2000 Z3 2.3 . There is very little hydralic fluid in the cylinder. What type of fluid do I use and How is it filled.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:00 AM
rudyrov rudyrov is offline
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Here is the oil..

Here is the procedure;

Amazon has a suitable fluid as well:

Last edited by rudyrov; 03-26-2016 at 09:13 AM.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:58 AM
mpoulin mpoulin is offline
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Question about OEM soft tops

I purchased a OEM top off ebay with zippered in rear window but it doesn't have two elastic tension straps sewn in? Did BMW make upgardes or changes over the years to style of top?
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:28 AM
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There isn't much fluid in have a look here and one of the first pics shows the reservoir and this is as full as it should be. The fluid level when the roof is down is the dot in the centre of the circle mid point of the tank.

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