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Re: Clutch master cylinder

Paul R Anderson wrote:
> The clutch master cylinder on my 87 5kq has been leaking fluid for the
> past
> few months.  I'm sure it will give up before long but as it is still
> working
> I have time to locate the best place to get one.
> Any recommendations on new vs. rebuilt?

New only. The old one is likely to be corroded and pitted. The piston might be 
cocking and sticking in the bore because of this reason. (regrettably I 
learned my lesson on my own rebuilt MC and 2 subsequently broken Al clutch 

Once at it, replace the pressure hose and the slave cyl as well (~$60 ea).
You will not believe the amount of mud you'll get out of the clutch hydro sys!

Oh, you'll also need a pressure bleeder for the clutch.

I hope you're using good brake fluid. German ATE Super Blue or my favourite 
Pentosin DOT-4 being one of the best. 
Castrol LMA is the only acceptable domestic fluid in owr cars.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA