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360 Top started to leak fluid from front area

Discussion in '360/430' started by DanNE, May 2, 2020.

  1. DanNE

    DanNE Formula Junior
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    Jun 7, 2013
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    I have a 360 Spider where the top hasn't been used much - it stays in the up position 99% of the time. Last time it was used was maybe 10-11 months ago and it worked great.

    Today the mechanism folded back correctly but the top cover (the metal body wing that opens up to allow the top to fold inside) failed to close back down. I then chose to close the top up again, which worked fine.

    However at the end of the procedure I got a pretty good drip of hydraulic fluid from the location where the top attaches to the windshield frame. It was pretty much dead center and it dripped somewhere in the ashtray/R-gear selector.

    I assume some fluid hose has failed and this would be what it manifests as?

    Anybody else have this problem?

    Does the top share the hydraulic fluid with the F1 reservoir?

    Thank you all in advance for all your insight.
     
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  4. DanNE

    DanNE Formula Junior
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    Thank you! Are there any removal instructions anywhere (I am reading the WSM, there's some stuff in there but not specific to the top cylinders).
     

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