Hi Marc , I already posted the VIN up - please see my second post on this thread and first reply to you.GiveMeABreak wrote: ↑04 Jun 2022, 08:58Consider getting original parts from Citroen if you want OEM quality - but LUK or Valeo clutches are used as OEM parts.
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I have happily donated - and will continue to do so - hopefully for the next 10 years at least - as I intend to maintain and keep the car for that long.
Due to labour costs - I'm really interested in your opinion about :
1) The correct sequence in which to diagnose the problem - it seems to be :
a) Check the two measurements above and report back - I think the slave is 17mm but I will provide confirmation of this and the master cylinder travel measurement today.
b) If these are two short (as I suspect) then replace these two - I can source original parts through ebay Germany and they don't seem to be expensive :
Master cylinder : https://www.ebay.de/itm/175270717103
Bosch slave cylinder : https://www.ebay.de/itm/133866976507
(I use Bosch a lot in my BMW and have found them to have good realiability but please correct me here as this is your domain and I will stick with your recommendation)
Question to the above should I not first replace the slave and see if that remedies the problem or is it better to replace both since they both draw off the brake fluid - which also is due for replacement ?
Second question - do you think a moderately skilled mechanic like myself (no access to vacuum pump) should undertake it or best left to a garage?
c) If problem persists then proceed to order a clutch kit - together with DMF - for LuK I can get a heavily discounted clutch kit for less than 200 euro here :
https://www.ebay.de/itm/313390691605?fi ... SwimdgCrq6
or the entire thing with DMF here for just over 300 from Valeo :
https://www.ebay.de/itm/224345540920?fi ... SwkPlgIly3
Again I don't intend to skimp on the parts here - number one is reliability once installed.
Did i get the sequence correct?
Thanks again for your help Marc. I really do appreciate it.