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Old 9th January 2022, 17:12   #1
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Default It's that clutch again!

My clutch wore out a few years and 20,000 miles ago. I decided to get the best replacement I could and went for the metal kit sold by DMGRS and fitted by a garage recommended by them.

Just recently the clutch pedal has had a "dead area" before any pressure is felt when pressed and the clutch doesn't bite until the pedal is pressed right down. I do a lot of local area driving so I wouldn't expect the clutch to last well over 40,000 miles as they did when I drove longer distances but this seems rather premature. I haven't checked the fluid level yet but I assume there is a leak somewhere.

I have a "thing" about not riding the clutch and saving wear on the thrust bearing by keeping the car out of gear when stopped and releasing the pedal so I don't think that my driving technique is an issue.

Has anyone else had any problems with the metal master and slave cylinders? I have to say this is rather disappointing to have problems at this relatively early stage.
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Old 9th January 2022, 17:41   #2
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Do not assume a leak.
I have no experience of a metal master but I have known an original plastic one to have an internal seal fail and fluid stay in the master when the clutch pedal was pushed down.

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Old 9th January 2022, 19:16   #3
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Thanks - that still suggests a failure where one should not have happened. I suppose the best initial action is to look at the fluid level - if look is quite the right word in view of the position of the reservoir!
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Old 9th January 2022, 19:41   #4
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Dipping it with your finger is the easiest option.
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Old 9th January 2022, 20:17   #5
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Dipping it with your finger is the easiest option.
And make sure the "Condom" is removed (If fitted) before dipping your finger in.
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Old 9th January 2022, 20:38   #6
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I will have a go tomorrow. When I got the car 13 years ago I seem to remember going through this process. I might have been a bit more supple then!!
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