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For power top fluid I did use Royco 756 ordered from Amazon sometime ago. Some day I'm going to stop in a local small airport and see if they have the 5606H spec fluid in the quart size. Shipping was nearly as much as the oil from Amazon.
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This might be useful to XJS owners, as well as owners of other makes of Cars.

The XJS Oil Guide is on Page: 100 of this PDF and include Hydraulic Soft Top Oil recommendations.

Pentosin - Hydraulic Fluid
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which way did you install the seal? Open part towards the reservoir or towards the rotor?

also, did you put in an o-ring? when i opened mine the seal was in a thousand pieces and there was an o-ring in it as well.

thanks, your piece was a great help.
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Hi Brad mmm. i cannot even remember it having directionality. nor can i remember an o-ring (or its absence). you can never photograph enough when doing this stuff but unfortunately i learned that too late... intuition would tell me that it must be easier to push in with the open side facing outwards but it is a jaguar! sorry i can'be of more help. good luck! graham
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There is a post on here somewhere with some really good pictures. I remember taking it further apart than I needed, and there being two tiny ***** that the thread mentions not losing. I'm fairly sure that the side of the seal that has the grove in it goes toward the pressure as that is what makes it seal.
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HI Everyone - i just fixed my 96 xjs top - the pump had run dry and I refilled with fluid and all is well - there likely is a small leak in the system but it takes a few years to run out so I'm not worrying. One thing that is missing from this thread - the fluid/oil is a light machine oil (similar to miracle oil) I bought on ebay - part name "5606 Oil HYDRAULIC FLUID MIL-PRF-5606H 1 QT MIL-H-5606 MIL-PRF-5606 with certs" link is 5606 Oil HYDRAULIC FLUID MIL-PRF-5606H 1 QT MIL-H-5606 MIL-PRF-5606 with certs | eBay and the brand name is ROYCO 756 - hope that helps.
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The Jaguar/TRW HSMO (Hydraulic System Mineral Oil) will work too, or Pentosin CHF11s. You're looking for a hydraulic fluid with an ISO viscosity in the 15-18 range. On the spec sheets that's the same as the kinematic viscosity at 40C.

ATF is too thick, it's usually in the 33-35 range.
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Hello All...

I'm hoping someone will come back to this thread and help me out... I also had a leak, opened the pump and found the bad seal, replaced it. I took 3 or 4 photos of the apparatus before taking it all apart BUT still, am having a hard time figuring out the correct way to reinstall the hoses from the left and right hydraulics... Yup,,, feeling a little dope-y... My pictures look like a tangle of hoses and I cant figure which is which, lol.

I have the 4 inlet/outlets. Upper and lower - on opposite sides of the pump framing. I cant figure out which line goes where. Any help would be much appreciated...

p.s. I looked for photos and only found that one of the completely dissembled pump. Are there others?
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HellO Gus, Thank you...!

Amazing turn around!

I'm sorry. I should have been clearer... I'm working on my 1990 XJS Convertible.
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Then you need to have your post moved to the XJS area for a better response. Sorry I that you are in the right area! My bad!!

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Then you need to have your post moved to the XJS area for a better response. Sorry I that you are in the right area! My bad!!
No worries!!! Thanks for the attention!
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