Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 01:11:39 GMT
From: "LC" <>
Subject: Re: Clutch Slave or piping?

I have a C900, 85 Turbo "Charles C." <> wrote in message news:43459dc6$0$32676$ > LC wrote: >> Oddly enough... I found today that if I flutter the clutch pedal if >> there's lots of travel, it becomes stiff again.. almost as if I'm pumping >> air out of the thing. > > That indicates *clearly* that you have air in the system. > >> >> Does that point more to 1 versus the other? > > No. It is consistent with having a leak. You need to find it. >> >> For malt hound.. there is no leakage near the master cylinder at all. >> I'm not suspecting that as a culprit. >> > > You are going round the problem. > > Sorry, but looking at previous messages I can't see what car you have. > C900 or something else? On the C900 there was a black plastic guard round > the flywheel .... you could remove it etc. and inspect. > > If you have one of the other post C900 or 9000 models then to get to the > slave cylinder is an expensive job. > > Whichever car you have if you get it up on a ramp you will be a lot wiser. > For example I remember the C900 having drainage holes on the bottom of the > bell housing. If the newer models have similar and there is fluid coming > through them it does not matter what exactly leaks you still need the > gearbox to come out. > > Before you go as far as that you should be able to follow the pipes from > above and see if there is any leakage. > > IMHO if a pipe has gone weak enough to leak it will put out a lot more > fluid when you press the pedal. In fact I would say you will not be able > to declutch. > > What you got to watch out - if you are still driving the car - is that if > it is the slave cylinder seals or a flexible pipe, it will get worse fast. > Don't drive it until you fix the problem. > > If it helps at all. > > Regards > Charles > > > > -- > Please remove _removeme_ to reply. >

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