Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 22:57:38 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Clutch Slave or piping?

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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