Gallardo Spyder roof ram rebuild and microswitches

Gallardo Spyder roof ram rebuild and microswitches

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K50 DEL

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9,296 posts

231 months

Friday 27th October 2023
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My local specialist informs me that the small ram that's mounted horizontally above the offside front window has expired and taken the little limit switch with it.
Apparently Lambo don't sell these parts separately (indeed Eurospares show only one part number for the whole system) and want £6.5k just for the parts!

Obviously I'm not much on spending that, so wonder if anyone's experienced the same before and has a source of rams or perhaps a company who rebuilds such things?

m4tti

5,446 posts

158 months

Friday 27th October 2023
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See what REP in Swindon recommend…

K50 DEL

Original Poster:

9,296 posts

231 months

Friday 27th October 2023
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He's the local specialist I'm referring to!

m4tti

5,446 posts

158 months

Friday 27th October 2023
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These guys get recommendations, but are in the states. They did a ram rebuild on a car on wheeler dealers.

https://www.tophydraulics.com/91-lamborghini

Edited by m4tti on Friday 27th October 15:58

rossyl

1,137 posts

170 months

Tuesday 21st May
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K50, keen to hear what the result and solution was for this.

Hoping you got it fixed without needing to replace the entire roof!!

K50 DEL

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9,296 posts

231 months

Tuesday 21st May
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In the end I took it to another specialist to get a second opinion.
They discovered that the roof mechanisms hadn't been reset correctly when the seized latch on the engine cover was replaced (the cover lifts as part of the roof processes).
They re-calibrated the various microswitches and the roof has been perfect since.

No ram rebuild or otherwise required, and only a (relatively) small bill

m4tti

5,446 posts

158 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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That’s interesting. Who was that Derrick.

K50 DEL

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9,296 posts

231 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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m4tti said:
That’s interesting. Who was that Derrick.
The Supercar Rooms near Kidderminster.

They maintained my previous Ferrari and also looked after this Lambo for the previous owner so thought it was worth the trip.

m4tti

5,446 posts

158 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Did you let Ricky know. Sure he would be genuinely interested.

rossyl

1,137 posts

170 months

Thursday 23rd May
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K50 DEL said:
In the end I took it to another specialist to get a second opinion.
They discovered that the roof mechanisms hadn't been reset correctly when the seized latch on the engine cover was replaced (the cover lifts as part of the roof processes).
They re-calibrated the various microswitches and the roof has been perfect since.

No ram rebuild or otherwise required, and only a (relatively) small bill
Thank you very much for responding. I think this goes to show that no one is infallible. There can be 'hero worship' on forums about certain indies, but there are also plenty out there and many good.

If the OP had followed initial advice and not taken a second opinion they would have spent a significant sum that was not required. Annoyingly they probably spent money on incorrect diagnosis. That's life, but demonstrates the value in seeking second opinions.