Hydraulic Fluid for Convertible Top Hydraulic Power Unit 1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2


Asked by Feb 07, 2016 at 10:29 AM about the 1996 Jaguar XJ-S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Original OEM Jaguar Hydraulic Fluid is no longer available. What is a compatible, Jaguar acceptable Hydraulic Fluid? I plan to drain the System and replace the Fluid as I do not know what's in there. It looks dark green. Is this Procedure available somewhere? What is capacity of System in Liters?

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If you can find the spec for the original fluid then you can find a fluid that is compatible.


I would check and see if fluid for the XK8 would work --- http://www.jagbits.com/


Check out Castrol HSMO - http://www.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/brake- fluids/hydraulic-system-mineral-oil-plus.html


If none of those suggestions work, a top grade jack oil might work just fine. Check out Auto-Zone, Advanced Auto, O'Riley's and NAPA

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