You've replaced two out of the four major components, correct? Slave and "rubber" hose.
You may need to replace or rebuild the Master, as the seals, especially if they went dry, may no longer be functioning properly. The metal line is the least likely to need replacement. However, if the flare is cracked, it will allow leakage under pressure.
Correct, I have replaced my slave cylinder and rubber hose. It does then logically follow the remaining part to replace is the master. Very frustrating that it's not simple to track down the source of this issue, but I suppose having an "all new" clutch system is not a bad idea for longevity. Is replacing and bleeding the master a big job?
Do you have any suggestions for US-based sources of the master cylinder? I'm looking on Centerline
, it's $110 - a little pricey compared with my slave cylinder. I got the slave from Classic Alfa but the shipping costs are prohibitive for a small order.
When it leaked down during your last "reflection period" (
) did the fluid puddle under the car?
Ha, an accurate description. Sometimes I just need a break from the Alfa. Of course now that it's warm and sunny out, I don't want another one
. It's hard to tell, I have the car parked outside under a portable garage. I see no obvious fluid pooling but any subtle signs of a leak I couldn't say.
ghnl, that makes sense. I think I'll try teflon tape next time around. Might also help prevent fluid from leaking around the threads when I loosen the bleeder.