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Re: How old is your clutch line??

Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Fri, 17 May 2019 07:26:20 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: How old is your clutch line??, Notnoel [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 17 May 2019 06:00:27
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Good question. Could be as old as the car.

I'm familiar with that failure mode, as the old Saabs have a similar hydraulic system with a similar clutch line design. Although my two stroke has a clutch cable, which has it's own share of issues...

I've read some of the posts on the clutch line and many people seem to think replacement is a pain, but probably warranted, given the age.

I struggled with replacing the whole shooting match- slave, master and line vs just replacing what appears to be the bad component, and settled on the latter. Parts are due in on Tuesday- I ordered the master and slave from Rock Auto- maybe I should have thrown in the line as well. I plan to get things ready this weekend- pull off the kick panel, spray nuts, etc. I'll have a close look at the line as you suggest.

One other question- I see the feed line from the reservoir down to the clutch master looks pretty tired. What should I use to replace that line? My Sonett has a similar remote reservoir and I almost think I used fuel line for replacement.

Thanks for advice!

eric in vermont
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