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95 325i what are the signs of a failing Clutch master clyinder ?

My 95 325i has been using lots of brake fluid only at the top where the line leads from the resivor down to the clutch master clyinder , can someone tell me where does that fluid go because I never see any leaks .


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Old 07-13-2017, 10:36 AM
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.... Would you ever see fluid missing from the bottom of the resivior? Your question is confusing because it doesn't make sense.

If your losing fluid from the resivior, it could be any line. Until you find where it's leaking or inspect we would have no idea.

Many small brake line leaks when your pressing the brake peddle. That usually involves moving down the street. So, while parked, might not be as obvious or simply haven't dropped yet.

If your master is leaking it might be hitting the clutch and thrown around the bellhousing or burning. Usually a person smells it or sees the drip from the bottom hole in the transmission bellhousing. Either way. If it's eating fluid, you have to find where it's going. If you can't find it. Take it to a shop, we can't look at it for you.
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.... Would you ever see fluid missing from the bottom of the resivior? Your question is confusing because it doesn't make sense.
yep, I guess he is looking for a schematic about the parts

#9 is the hose coming from the reservoir
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=21_0289
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My 95 325i has been using lots of brake fluid only at the top where the line leads from the resivor down to the clutch master clyinder , can someone tell me where does that fluid go because I never see any leaks .
It goes from the reservoir to the clutch master cylinder, and from there to the clutch slave cylinder in the bellhousing. If you see no leak at the master cylinder, it will be beyond that, most likely the slave cylinder. Look for dripping from the joint between the bellhousing and block.

The clutch hydraulic system feeds fluid from the reservoir, but above the brake feed. That way your brakes will continue to work even if the clutch hydraulics fail.
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