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Hi all,

Got the brake fluid warning light and on inspection have found a weeping clutch slave cylinder.

Was planning servicing the car anyway and have all filters etc ready to go and I am just waiting on a clutch slave cyclinder to arrive.

My query is, when I have the new cyclinder fitted and will be bleeding the brakes and the clutch to replace with new fluid, do I do the brakes first then the clutch or vice versa or does it matter? Is there anything else to look out for? (Will double check the master cyclinder)

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So long as no air has entered the brake circuit, there's no need to bleed that side.

Brake/Clutch hydraulic systems are entirely separate after the common reservoir, and I believe the clutch system takes fluid from higher up in the reservoir - therefore a leak in the clutch system won't result in the reservoir level dropping low enough to let air into the brake system..

So should be a simple job to replace the clutch slave cylinder, top up and bleed clutch side, and carry on your merry way.... That being said, fresh fluid to the brakes never hurts

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So long as no air has entered the brake circuit, there's no need to bleed that side.

Brake/Clutch hydraulic systems are entirely separate after the common reservoir, and I believe the clutch system takes fluid from higher up in the reservoir - therefore a leak in the clutch system won't result in the reservoir level dropping low enough to let air into the brake system..

So should be a simple job to replace the clutch slave cylinder, top up and bleed clutch side, and carry on your merry way.... That being said, fresh fluid to the brakes never hurts
Thanks, was thinking that alright. Fluid hasn't been changed in a while so, as you said, it won't hurt to do the whole lot while I am at it.
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