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i have a 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000… i noticed that it was becoming very difficult to shift and when I looked under the hood…the clutch master cylinder reservoir was bone dry!...i see no leaks anywhere.

i’m not mechanically inclined so I included a picture of what i believe to be the clutch master cylinder and reservoir…please correct me if I’m wrong.

i’m I just able to fill/top up…and be ready to go?

my owner’s manual recommends a D.O.T grade 3 for the clutch master cylinder reservoir…is this simply a standard brake fluid? what brand names of this grade of fluid are recommended?

thanks and sincerely,

g.
 

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Yes, that's the MC. If you top it up and then jiggle the pedal with short strokes for a while you can probably get enough air out to get it driveable.

Longer term you should bleed the air out at the slave. But before doing that you should figure out where your fluid is going. If the master is dry it's almost certainly the slave leaking...look for puddles under the car.

Yes, any standard DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid is fine for the clutch.
 

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^ what he said and get a new cap !
 
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