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Clutch issue

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:00 am

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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:26 am

Other thing to check is the route of the pipe to the slave cylinder, does it pass very close to the exhaust pipe / manifold. If it does this may be overheating the fluid. I ended up fitting a banjo type fitting to the slave cylinder to maximise the distance between the clutch fluid pipe and the exhaust pipe.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:10 pm

Good point about routing of the hose. It can easily happen that the hose gets close or contacts the exhaust causing failure.

But, the issue I was having was that the clutch would lose pressure after a period of time while just sitting in the garage after initial successful bleeding. No temperature effect.
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