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Old June 22nd, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Angry WTF... Fourth clutch master cylinder in 5 years ?

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Vehicle delivered january 05, aftet about year and a half, the clutch master cylinder started to leak. I replaced it myself with a new genuine unit. Begining of this year i did a clutch overhaul (faulty lever) so i put also a new master and slave... the damn thing is leaking again.

Do you guys know about an improved unit or a trick to make this part more reliable ?
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 06:30 PM
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What type fluid you running? DOT 3,4,5??? LMA?
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 06:32 PM
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Motul DOT4.
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Try GTLMA. Make sure it is adjusted properly and lube the crap out of it with brake lubricant before fitting.
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Try GTLMA. Make sure it is adjusted properly and lube the crap out of it with brake lubricant before fitting.
2nd that, it's been 2 years since and no problems
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Since we switched to Castrol GTLMA we no longer see repeats of that issue. Don't know why, but they seem to be lasting longer for customers.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 09:59 AM
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I hope i can find the Castrol stuff down here.
The good part is i can do the cylinder swap
kind of quick and easy, even if the removal
of the pedal is always a little tricky.
I guess the best option for a genuine cylinder is RDS, right ?

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