1 Master cylinder worn at top of stroke therefore pushing less fluid than is needed to disengage the clutch...easy to replace, not too expensive, probably due at some stage soon anyway
BUT IT'S A CLOSED SYSTEM WHEN YOU PUSH ON THE PEDAL. THE FLUID HAS TO GO SOMEWHERE - EITHER TO THE SLAVE TO MOVE THE CLUTCH, INTO THE RESEVOIR, OR PAST THE SEAL AS A LEAK.
2 Slave cylinder ditto...awkward job (That top bolt is virtually impossible to get a spanner on... lucky I have long fingers and the surgery to implant double joints in my wrists, elbows and shoulders was succesful. I am looking for a prosthetic hand in a two year old size.), relatively inexpensive, if it was leaking wouldn't the clutch gradually engage itself if the pedal was held down?
YES. BUT IF IT'S LEAKING, YOU WOULD SEE IT.
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe