[xk8] Convertible Hood Hydraulic Fluid Leak?

Hi Chaps,

I rarely venture from the X300 forum but I wondered if I might skip
over the fence for a little advice?

I’m trying to trace the source of a Hydraulic fluid leak on my XKR
series 1 convertible.

The lost fluid shows up on the garage floor underneath the rear of
the RHS rear wheelarch (RHD car) and appears to occur after recent
use of the hood. I’ve removed the trim inside the boot to reveal
the pump, all connections are tight and there are no fluid leaks
anywhere in that area, at boot floor level at least.

A couple of years ago I replaced the hoses that go right up the
frond latch assembly after one burst and leaked all over the centre
console, but this latest leak is right at the back end and low
down, making it untraceble to date. Maybe I’ll have to remove the
rear seat and inner tirm, but the only hyd. hoses I see up to now
are those two I replaced with aircraft braided items and thay don’t
take that path but follow the back of the petrol tank.

Have I failed to spot another hyd. hose which could be leaking? Is
there a hyd. ram behind the rear seat which pushes the hood up, and
if so, is that ram possibly leaking now?

Regards

Steve–
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In reply to a message from Jags on gas sent Mon 30 Jun 2014:

Yes there is. You need to remove the rear sits, side trim and
speakers to get to it. The hydraulic ram itself could also be
leaking.
See http://www.tophydraulicsinc.com/en/36-jaguar for uprated
hoses and rebuild services for the rams.–
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Have I failed to spot another hyd. hose which could be leaking? Is
there a hyd. ram behind the rear seat which pushes the hood up, and
if so, is that ram possibly leaking now?


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In reply to a message from WhiteXKR sent Mon 30 Jun 2014:

Steve,

Perfect, just exactly what I needed to know, thank you.

I will report back with results when I’ve stripped it out.

Regards

Steve–
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Yes there is. You need to remove the rear sits, side trim and
speakers to get to it. The hydraulic ram itself could also be
leaking.


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In reply to a message from Jags on gas sent Mon 30 Jun 2014:

Hello Sirs:

We used www.jaguartoprepair.com for our replacement hoses.
I’ve gotten the Green Shower 3’s in my 2001 XK8. Last time
it happened my wife and I were on our way to a wedding. One
totally ruined tux.

There are a few good companies for this part. Great bunch
of guys. They sell replacement parts to a lot of Jaguar
Dealers too.

Check them out.–
The original message included these comments:

Hi Chaps,
I’m trying to trace the source of a Hydraulic fluid leak on my XKR
The lost fluid shows up on the garage floor underneath the rear of
use of the hood. I’ve removed the trim inside the boot to reveal
A couple of years ago I replaced the hoses that go right up the
frond latch assembly after one burst and leaked all over the centre
console, but this latest leak is right at the back end and low
down, making it untraceble to date. Maybe I’ll have to remove the
rear seat and inner tirm, but the only hyd. hoses I see up to now
are those two I replaced with aircraft braided items and thay don’t
Have I failed to spot another hyd. hose which could be leaking? Is


mjohn2001
Atlanta/Ga, United States
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Another source is http://www.tophydraulicsinc.com/en/ just had my rear rams & latch overhauled and worked out well. Purchased rear hoses last year for a blow out at the pump. Their turnaround time is exceptional.
I had replace the latch hoses about 2+ years ago with a braided hose from http://www.jagrepair.com/ReplacementHydRoofLatchHose.htm which has worked well.
You would have to check the availability. These hoses are a little stiffer but has worked well to date.
Dana 05MY XK8 113K miles NOLA---- mjohn2001 mjohn2001@yahoo.com wrote:

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In reply to a message from Jags on gas sent Mon 30 Jun 2014:

Hello Sirs:

We used www.jaguartoprepair.com for our replacement hoses.
I’ve gotten the Green Shower 3’s in my 2001 XK8. Last time
it happened my wife and I were on our way to a wedding. One
totally ruined tux.

There are a few good companies for this part. Great bunch
of guys. They sell replacement parts to a lot of Jaguar
Dealers too.

Check them out.

The original message included these comments:

Hi Chaps,
I’m trying to trace the source of a Hydraulic fluid leak on my XKR
The lost fluid shows up on the garage floor underneath the rear of
use of the hood. I’ve removed the trim inside the boot to reveal
A couple of years ago I replaced the hoses that go right up the
frond latch assembly after one burst and leaked all over the centre
console, but this latest leak is right at the back end and low
down, making it untraceble to date. Maybe I’ll have to remove the
rear seat and inner tirm, but the only hyd. hoses I see up to now
are those two I replaced with aircraft braided items and thay don’t
Have I failed to spot another hyd. hose which could be leaking? Is


mjohn2001
Atlanta/Ga, United States
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