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Re: Clutch Master Cyl 5kTQ

 # pain in the *&#@$^ing ass. get someone else to do it for you. usually, the
 # slave goes first.
 # Glen Abel wrote:
 # >      Ok, my clutch went to the floor, turns out one of the seals in the
 # >      master cyl got torn.. I went to the parts store and as you may of
 # >      expectd I got dumb looks.... This is a 19mm OR a 3/4 in bore, Does
 # >      anyone know of a comperable 3/4 in rebuild kit from some domestic car?
 # >      Parts stores these days cant work from the back to the front....
 # >
 # >      BTW The reason this ripped was all the old fluid turned to grit,
 # >      anybody BTDT? I assume its only a matter of time before the slave does
 # >      the same.... and how involved is it to take out the slave....?
 # >
... with such a sweeping statement I figured I'd add my tuppence ...

In my experience I have NEVER had to replace a slave cylinder.  For me the 
master cylinder has been the one to fail, much in the same way as described.
This experience comes from an urQ several 5ks and a 4kq.  I'm sure that the 
slaves go some times, but I've never had to deal with it.  

I do agree that the MC in the 5kq is a PITA though ... you need to have 
an allen wrench that has been cut to fit in the space between the bolt 
head and the extension on the casting.  I found two things ... it is 
possible to purchase a rebuild kit (Beck/Arnley?), and some replacement 
MCs have the inlet casting extension repositioned to allow a normal 
allen wrench to be used.  I'm sorry that I don't have the details here, 
but I did post both the the q-list ... well, I found one ... see below ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)