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Offline bajakirch

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Leaking clutch reservoir
« on: May 22, 2015, 10:20:54 pm »
Tonight I was on my way home from work and noticed something had dripped on the left glovebox cover. By the time I made it home, there were several more. I started poking around and it seems to be coming from the area where the clutch lever attaches to the reservoir. I can only assume that some fluid is leaking out of my reservoir.

Any thoughts on what I should look for to confirm this, and possible fixes?
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Re: Leaking clutch reservoir
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 11:20:28 pm »
You posted this at exactly 4:20, you can multitask!  ;)

The leak is most likely the clutch master cylinder piston. There is a rubber dust seal, and an internal O-ring seal that goes into the bore of the MC. My first Concours leaked from that area, and the rebuild was easy. The only challenge is the snap ring to remove the piston - they are deep in there and require long snap-ring pliers.
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Re: Leaking clutch reservoir
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 03:47:23 am »
Thanks, I guess I'll add that to the To-Do List...which, these days, is getting to be longer than the To-Not-Do List.
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