Flush Hydraulic Fluid to Fix Problems Opening/Closing Convertible Top on Jaguar XK8

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 78,395 (32,459–158,000)
7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2006
59 people reported this problem
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Convertible top and rear windows will not close
where do you add the HYD fluid
the convertible top will not go down when switch is pressed. Fluids were changed in May. You can hear it click when the button is pressed to go up, but when pressed, the rear windows do not go down and nothing happens.
Top slow and fluid appears low. Would like to add fluid but do not know what to add.
The top is really slow, and the back 2 windows remain down
My top is trying to open but moving very slow and will not go any more , fluid is full ,it was working very good and fast then all at once it quite,and my latch to lock the top allways stayed open.
Can I use any hydraulic fluid to top off the convertible top fluid resovoir?

top stop working
convertible top unlatch and top will not go up or down and so is the quarter windows will not close
Convertible top is not insink with lach. Top opens and close and lach is still closed or opens too slow to lock down top..
Noise when opening the top
Quarter windows go down but the top doesnt
top won't go up
slow ope & clsoe
Top just stopped working. Windows drop but nothing else
Convertible top wont go down

back windows are down
covertible top won't open or close.
Takes forever for top to close, if at all
convertible top does not close.