Putting this off and tolerating a slow leak for three years now, it has come
time now to do something about my badly leaking clutch Slave cylinder. The
car is a '71 TR6, with a new clutch installed less than 10,000 miles ago. (I
put about 1,500 to 2,000 miles per year on the car mainly each summer.)
All else is fine with the operation of the clutch, other than the leak. I
put in 1/2 a master-cylinder's worth of LMA fluid in one week.
A fellow TR6 owner (who's '69 is better than any I've seen), suggested buying
both a new master and slave cylinder. This is to be a better long-term and
ease-of-mind solution than rebuilding the old units, the theory goes.
Is there any caution about swapping old with new clutch hydraulic
components? The current Slave Cyl. is connected to the bottom hole on the
clutch fork. Will the new slave cyl. also connect to the same hole, or will
some adjustment be necessary? Will putting in a new master cyl. also effect
the placement of the slave rod on the clutch fork hole?
Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.
Kevin D. O'Connor