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

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

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Average mileage: 78,822 (32,459–158,000)
6 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002
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2000 Jaguar XK8 91,000 mi,
Convertible top and rear windows will not close
where do you add the HYD fluid
1999 Jaguar XK8 56,500 mi,
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.
2000 Jaguar XK8 67,000 mi,
The top is really slow, and the back 2 windows remain down
2000 Jaguar XK8 88,000 mi,
Top slow and fluid appears low. Would like to add fluid but do not know what to add.
1998 Jaguar XK8 158,000 mi,
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.
1999 Jaguar XK8 60,000 mi,
top stop working
Convertible top is not insink with lach. Top opens and close and lach is still closed or opens too slow to lock down top..
1997 Jaguar XK8 97,000 mi,
slow ope & clsoe
Noise when opening the top
1999 Jaguar XK8 83,000 mi,
convertible top unlatch and top will not go up or down and so is the quarter windows will not close
1999 Jaguar XK8 56,000 mi,
Top just stopped working. Windows drop but nothing else
2002 Jaguar XK8 65,000 mi,
top won't go up
Can I use any hydraulic fluid to top off the convertible top fluid resovoir?
Quarter windows go down but the top doesnt
2001 Jaguar XK8 59,000 mi,
Convertible top wont go down back windows are down
2000 Jaguar XK8 145,000 mi,
covertible top won't open or close.
1999 Jaguar XK8 103,679 mi,
Closing very slow or stop while closing
1997 Jaguar XK8 69,000 mi,
Takes forever for top to close, if at all