[DML] Re: Master cylinder clutch leak fix!
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[DML] Re: Master cylinder clutch leak fix!

If the clutch cylinder is leaking that means the interior is corroded
from moisture. When the seals pass that part of the cylinder it tears
the lip up and then it leaks. By substituting a higher viscosity fluid
you only delay the inevitable. It is not good to drive on a bad clutch
cylinder (master or slave). You will damage the roll pins on the 1-2
shift rail and possibly break the pivot bolt in the linkage. It sounds
like you have found a temporary solution that can "get you home" but I
would not leave it like that.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "bitsyncmater" <david.mckeen@...> wrote:
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rodney rael" <rodrael1@> wrote:
> >
> > Hey all!.
> > 
> > I had a clutch master cylinder leak, (oil under driver's side floor 
> mat) it
> > would all leak out in about 1 week or thereabouts.   Anyway, I was 
> thinking
> > I was going to have to pull out the master cylinder and change and was
> > dreading that, but I use Marvel Mystery oil for all sorts of things 
> and
> > thought I would use that instead, since it was in my trunk and I 
> didn't have
> > any extra brake fluid.    Not only did it work, but my leak stopped.
> > Cylinder has stayed completely full!...   Clutch is working great!..
> That's a cool discovery.  We don't really need the high temp capability 
> of brake fluid for the clutch so why not use a fluid that won't absorb 
> moisture.


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