Go Back   Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum > Jaguar Models ( Modern ) > XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

XK8 / XKR ( X100 ) 1996 - 2006
Sponsored by SNG Barratt
Click Here

Welcome to Jaguar Forums!
Welcome to JaguarForums.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Jaguar Forums community today!

Leaking Hydraulic Fluid from Convertible Top

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2012, 03:59 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Leaking Hydraulic Fluid from Convertible Top

Hello Everyone, this is my first post so I hope I dont offend protocol

I have a 2005 XK8 Convertible. Over the weekend, green hydraulic fluid started leaking from the convertible roof. I have since discovered that this is a common problem, having read about the dreaded "green shower'

My question is given the frequency of this issue, is anyone aware if there is a Jaguar recall for it ? I currently have the vehicle with a specialist Jaguar repair shop but as they are not an approved dealer they will not start work until I say so just in case I have to move it to a dealer.

I am in Toronto, Canada. Any suggestions greatly appreciated

Many thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 05:20 PM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ellijay
Posts: 4,757
Thanked 810 Times in 706 Posts

Unfortunately, Jaguar has never admitted that this is a warranty issue. Even with the extended Jaguar warranty on Select Edition cars the hoses are not reliability covered as they make the argument that the issue is with 'hoses' which are not covered. Some have overcome that with persistent pressure on the dealer.

Welcome . . . and I would invite you to become a regular participating member of the forum.
2002 XK8
2001 Honda GL1800A
1982 Volvo 245 Ford 302 V8 http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=250257
1981 Volvo Bertone Coupe - 25k original miles http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=256460
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to test point For This Useful Post:
TorontoBlue (09-20-2012)
Old 09-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Newberry SC
Posts: 383
Thanked 60 Times in 47 Posts
Jim Liptak

Blue i have never seen anything on the forum in regrades to a recall. I Had to replace the latch hoses last year. $280 for the parts and Jag gave me a price of $1250. It took me about 8 hrs to complete the job. There are some great how to videos if you plan to do it yourself. Jim

2000 xk8
62,000, 81,500
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to berlin1977 For This Useful Post:
TorontoBlue (09-20-2012)
Old 09-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Can I ask a question ?

Further to my last post on the topic of the hydraulic problem with the convertible roof, I guess the the first thing I should say is that I not mechanically minded so I will not be attempting the repair myself.

My mechanic, who only works on Jags and is, I think, really good, tells me this job is horrible as it involves basically taking the interior of the car apart. This is in line with what I have read elsewhere. So he is talking about 7 to 10 hours labour plus about $350 in parts

I came across a website for LSI where they offer a repair kit which, they say takes about 30 minutes to instal. The kit is just under $300. Does anyone have experience with these kits and should I go for the quick fix or the full blown interior strip down replacing all the lines.

Thanks again for feedback
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 06:18 PM
WhiteXKR's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arlington VA USA
Posts: 6,325
Thanked 2,072 Times in 1,593 Posts

LSI's kit is not a repair kit. It is a pressure reduction kit, which helps extend the life of your hoses by reducing the peak pressure in the system. To get maximum benefit from this, the best time to install it is when you put in new hoses which have not yet been stressed.
Website: http://www.thejagwrangler.com/ Accessories and upgrades for your Jaguar XK, XK8, XKR & XJ X308

2001 XKR White Onyx, Mina Exhaust, Nameless Cats, +3 PSI Supercharger Pulley, Video Gauge Display + Garmin GVN53 nav. w/XM radio, Key Fob Remote Control Convertible Top, RealGauge

2003 S-type 4.2 Quartz

2007 XK Conv. w/Remote Top, One Touch, Rear Window control
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WhiteXKR For This Useful Post:
MFoncerrada8 (11-03-2013), TorontoBlue (09-22-2012)
Old 09-21-2012, 06:18 PM

2000, convertible, fluid, hydraulic, jaguar, kit, leak, leaking, line, oil, problems, repair, roof, top, xk, xk8, xkr

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 AM.

Copyright © 2010 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
JAGUAR and its logo are the registered trademarks of Jaguar Cars Limited. Jaguar Cars Limited is not affiliated with JaguarForums.com.