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vwdavi 05-09-2012 12:26 PM

Clutch problem
I have a 1993 BMW 325is and the clutch pedal went to the floor I added more fluid and it seems to come back. I notice for some months that I saw some fluid on the drive way and never could figure out where it was coming form. So is there a way to determine if it is the slave cyclinder bad or the master cyclinder is back or both and what to do?

downhiller 05-09-2012 05:22 PM

change both. sounds like the slave is bad

Bummer scott 05-09-2012 10:28 PM

Yea I'd say for sure the slave due to the fact that the master is actually inside the car on the clutch pedal. I replaced both of mine when my master went and i think they were pretty cheap.

Billwill 05-10-2012 12:17 AM

I have recently replaced both the master and slave clutch cylinders...using pirate Chinese parts as OEM are much too expensive.
Now works fine but even with my small hands I battled to replace the master cylinder although I think it is worse on the RHD cars such as I have as compared to the LHD E30s in the USA.

Try&CatchMy325 05-11-2012 08:52 AM

Mine did the same thing. I was not leaking fluid but mine fell to the floor, turns out it was the master cylinder. BTW just a heads up bmw seattle sent me 2 master cyl. gaskets so let me know if you'd like the one I didn't use. might save you a few bucks.

vwdavi 01-27-2013 05:25 PM

It was the slave it took me about 1 1/2 to replace mostly cause too my time and my car was hard to jack up

BMWFatherFigure 01-27-2013 05:43 PM

The master cylinder (for the clutch) will leak inside the car. Master and slave are easy to rebuild. Depending on model the clutch will share fliud from the brake system..

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