Cabriolet Hydraulics  •  3007 62nd Ave E  •  Bradenton, FL 34203  •  (941) 756-1300

Products - Porsche Carrera Cylinder Kits

(1999-2010) Porsche 911/996/997 Carrera Convertible Top Hydraulic Ram Kit


This is a do-it-yourself kit designed to restore the entire convertible top hydraulic system, ensuring a long lasting service life.
DIY Porsche Carrera 911/996/997 hydraulic ram inspection and removal instructions

Swivel End

Our rebuilt rams include replacement of seals at the swivel hose connections. The arrow in the above photo shows location of the internal seal.

carrera kit

The Carrera Kit includes:

  • A pair of Carrera 911/996/997 rebuilt cylinders. The cylinders come loaded with hydraulic fluid and are pre-positioned for quick installation.
  • The installation instructions are specific to our Carrera Kit and cover pump removal necessary for a complete system fluid flush. The described installation method eliminates the need for cumbersome multiple hydraulic fluid reservoir refilling during purging. This method will be especially appreciated by owners of 1999-2001 Carrera 996s.
  • Bottle of hydraulic fluid with dispenser. Includes enough fluid to refill and top off the hydraulic pump reservoir after system purge.
  • A new set of copper hydraulic line connector seals.

Important Note:
The Porsche 911 series 996 and 997 Carrera each have two hydraulic cylinders that power the convertible roof. Cabriolet Hydraulics highly recommends replacing both original cylinders at the same time as the life span of the seals is predictably similar. See inspection and removal instructions page for Porsche 911/996/997 Carrera cylinder inspection, removal and packing instructions.



Warranty:

Our rebuilt cylinders carry a 3-year warranty. If a cylinder fails within the 3-year warranty period, we will repair the cylinder at no charge.

Not covered by the warranty: hydraulic cylinder and/or hose damage caused by mishandling, improper installation, and malfunctioning convertible top system components.

WE OFFER TWO FAST TURN-AROUND OPTIONS:

OPTION 1: REBUILT CYLINDERS OFF THE SHELF
We stock "ready to go" rebuilt cylinders. Rebuilt cylinders will be available on an (I) "exchange" basis or an (II) "up front" basis.

  1. Exchange – When you ship your good cores* to us, we will inspect them and have the rebuilt stocked units on their way back to you the same business day. This eliminates the up-front core fee.

  2. Up-front – Cylinders can be shipped in advance. The price will include a refundable core fee. Your refund will be processed when your good cores* are returned to us. This option is subject to our cylinder availability. Please contact us for cylinder availability, core pricing and refund terms.

OPTION 2: REBUILD YOUR CYLINDERS
We can rebuild the cylinders you send to us and have them on their way back to you the next business day.

Cylinder FAQ's:

*What is considered a “good core”? A good core is a used cylinder that has not been damaged or tampered with in any way. This includes missing parts, and/or damage to the cylinder, the cylinder rod, and the hoses. Often times older model cars may have been resold several times and previous attempts to repair the cylinders may have been made. Carefully look for missing parts, damaged, or tampered-with cylinder components. Cylinders that were previously tampered with may not be eligible for a core exchange or core refund.

If Your Cylinders are Tampered with or Damaged? If your cylinders are damaged or tampered with, please call us to discuss your options. Often times we can still repair your cylinders. Additional costs may apply based on the extent of the damage.

Cylinders with Rusty/Pitted Cylinder Rods? We replace the rusty cylinder rods in the most common rust-prone cylinders at an extra cost. Cylinders with rusty rods cannot be rebuilt properly without replacing the rods. Please inspect your cylinder rods very carefully before shipping to us. We will perform a detailed inspection when we receive your cylinders. If the rods need to be replaced, we will contact you before beginning the rebuild.

Cylinder Packing Instructions: Point the cylinder hose ports or hose ends (where applicable) into a bucket and remove fluid by extending and retracting the cylinder rod end-to-end several times. Be sure to point the cylinder ports into the bucket and away from yourself.

Push the cylinder rod completely into the cylinder. Wrap the exposed cylinder rod with bubble wrap, foam or anything else that will protect it from getting damaged. Place in a plastic bag to contain any residual hydraulic fluid. Wrap each cylinder individually before placing it in the shipping box. Pack plenty of space filler to keep the cylinders from shifting around.

Cylinder Packing Instructions:

Point the cylinder hose ports or hose ends (where applicable) into a bucket and remove fluid by extending and retracting the cylinder rod end-to-end several times. Be sure to point the cylinder ports into the bucket and away from yourself.

Push the cylinder rod completely into the cylinder. Wrap the exposed cylinder rod with bubble wrap, foam or anything else that will protect it from getting damaged. Place in a plastic bag to contain any residual hydraulic fluid. Wrap each cylinder individually before placing it in the shipping box. Pack plenty of space filler to keep the cylinders from shifting around.

Payment and Shipping

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Cabriolet Hydraulics
3007 62nd Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 756-1300

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