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#1 beardylondon

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:23 PM

A few months back when I pulled my Mini out of temp storage the clutch was solid, I left it and carried on with my engine work.

 

Last week as the work was nearing completion I tested it, and the pedal moved, but the arm didn't.

 

So I bleed the clutch and it appeared to work fine, arm moving, no leaks.

 

Today I went to use it and the pedal just hits the floor with no resistance at all.

 

Both slave and master look original (nearly 30 years old), so likely one or the other, any top tips?

 

Many thanks



#2 mini13

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:44 PM

pull the boot off the end of the slave and see how crappy it looks in there,

 

if its really corroded just swapo the slave, if its not too bad pull it off and strip it, see what the seals look like, and the bore, try cleaning the bore with some fine wet and dry in circular direction, if it seems to clean up ok then its proibably worth putting a seal kit in it.

 

if its the master, just swap it, its not worth messing with them IMO as they are a bugger to get at under the dash



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 05:45 PM

Check the level of the master cylinder, then give the clutch a bleed, I'd expect a bit of air

#4 beardylondon

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 03:52 PM

Thanks all, I bled again, seems to be ok, will keep an eye on it!




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