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Last week ago one of the hoses to the roof lift cylinders blew out at the pump. Hose didn't split - just separated at the fitting - spewing fluid inside the fender well. Fortunately most went on the ground and none stained any of the truck trim carpet but still left a mess to clean up. Continuing to wipe down and flush all the electrical connections that got soaked with oil. I've since removed the 4 hoses to the lift cylinders and pulled the cylinders as well. They've been weeping around the shaft for a while now so this was a good time to send them off to get rebuilt. Using Top Hydraulics in Oregon for the rebuild and for the new hoses. Most of the oil has been cleaned up, so now I'm just waiting for everything to be delivered so I can put it back together.


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trunk with pump (on its side) and wiring




interior where roof lift cylinder goes
 

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Kevin that sucks. Looks like you have things handled though. Thanks for the great photos.

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Sorry to hear about your hoses.

Just had a similar problem. In the RHS bottom ram connection, I had this strange connection.


Iím struggling in Bahrain to get this done, as the replacement hoses all came with screw fittings.

Can you let let me know if Top Hydraulics can supply this particular hose?
 
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:20 AM
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David. Mine has same connection on right side. The change came in 2000. Earlier years had a more standard connection, later had this style. Top Hydraulics sell both. They call it the clip connection.
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Good luck with the repair and keep us posted....
 
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Got the new hoses and rebuilt cylinders back from Top Hydraulics. They say same day turn around for rebuilding and that is what they did. From Georgia to Oregon and return took 5 days - mailed them out Tuesday and they arrived Saturday. Got them installed Sunday afternoon and everything went well. No surprises… no leaks.

I have to rebuild the base of the 2 rear speaker enclosures. When I removed them to get at the cylinders, the plastic base where the enclosures sit on the car frame broke in multiple pieces. Not sure if it was from age, heat or being wet with hydraulic fluid when the cylinders were leaking. Was able to recover enough pieces that I can use epoxy to rebuild the base. It may not look pretty but will be hidden behind the speaker trim panels so no one will see my handy work.
 
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Congrats and well done....

You are not the first to report crumbling rear speaker bases as part of the green shower rear hoses replacement. I think age combined with exposure to the hydraulic fluid is the likely cause. Glad you were able to piece them back together well enough to reinstall them....
 
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Weird,

On my 1999 XK8, I just replaced my rear quarter panel speakers. My mounts were metal, how would they crumble?

Trimming metal mount

Semi-Original set up in rear quarter panel
 
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David mine looks different than yours and I didn't take the speaker enclosure apart - just had to repair the base. Here's a picture of one of mine. Both sides had issues - this one was the worse with a lot of material gone. The gap / clear part has been filled in with clear epoxy - built it up over a couple of days. Going to let it harden 1 more day, then drill out the hole where the bolt shaft will protrude upwards from the car frame. Hoping it holds.

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well done - I've marked the thread as resolved
 
 
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