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97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

Old 08-25-2014, 06:57 PM
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97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

Hi all,
I am wondering about any sort of general maintenance for the convertible top system on my '97 Z28. Last fall I had a new top installed but I'm wondering about everything else. For instance, do I need to lubricate anywhere on the frame? And what about the hydraulic system...does it require some sort of maintenance? Should I be checking the fluid or maybe changing it?
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:48 PM
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Re: 97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

I can't really answer your questions but you can use this link to download a free service manual for the 96, which should be the same for the convertible top section. Note that the manual is in a few sections; get them all if you can.

http://www.mediafire.com/?40mfgeoe4ctti
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:26 PM
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Re: 97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

My 97 service manual calls for "Microlub GL-261" or equivalent on the bushing and screws. The top Hydraulic fluid is plain 10W oil.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:00 PM
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Re: 97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

GaryDoug I couldn't get anything from that link except a blank page. Z28SORR thanks, I think I'll try that and search some more for a service manual too. I have a Haynes manual but it does not mention the convertible top system at all.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:52 PM
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Re: 97 Z28 convertible system maintenance?

Try again.... worked OK for me just now. I've used those links for the past two or three years. Excellent source.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:20 PM
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GaryDoug, I messed around and figured it out. Thanks!
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