[urq] Clutch MC and Slave Cylinder

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Oct 13 18:42:33 EDT 2005

... been meaning to add my tuppence on this one for a while now ...
sorry about the delay.

I would tend to recommend against doing the master unless it is needed
... it isn't one of those things where the fact you've got the slave out
makes the master any easier.  The only thing you'll save is the second
bleed cycle you will need should you find that you need to come back and
do the master at some later date.  I have found a replacement M/C to be
pretty expensive for the urq ... if you decide you want to make sure the
M/C is good while you're doing the slave, I'd recommend getting a
rebuild kit and rebuilding the master you have.  One of the things I do
recommend giving serious consideration to if you decide to do the M/C is
to figure out how to reinforce the firewall before its too late.  Jeff
Lewis' solution seems to be pretty elegant ... but it is a bit pricey

... getting back to the main recommendation I wanted to post ... The
slave cylinder can be a real PITA to wiggle out of the bellhousing ...
and be *very* careful to try to make sure that the push rod in the slave
doesn't accidentally drop into to bellhousing!  I heartily recommend
that you replace the flexible hose when you do the slave ...

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Any BTDT or special instructions on replacing my clutch master and
> cylinder?  Slave cylinder is bad-leaking brake fluid.  Master seems
> but most have advised that if changing one, both should be done.  Is
> the prevailing truth?

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