[200q20v] Don't fix it if it aint broke

Cordeiro, Alan Alan.Cordeiro at mts.com
Sun Jul 15 23:31:53 EDT 2001


I wish I had replaced my clutch master cylinder before it went south
last Friday. I made it home by continuing to drive the rest of the way in 
second gear. I was fortunate had a straight road, and did not have any 
signals between me and home. The hydraulic part is OK, the threaded
rod between the piston and the clevis pin snapped right where
the lock nut sets it on the clevis pin.

So much for prolonging the life of the hydraulic system by replacing
the fluid every 4-5 years. The stupid things fail mechanically....
I have a master cylinder on order, hopefully on its way..

Has this type of failure happened to anyone else?? 

Alan Cordeiro
'91 200q 153k miles, temporarily not drivable..
New struts, control arm bushings subframe bushings, all in a box 
in the basement, hoping for that "new car feel"

>I would suggest that an alternative plan might well be to jack up the horn
>and drive a new 200 under it.  Don't fix it if it ain't broke!


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