Im new to the forum, and conscious that similar questions have been posted before on this, but Id appreciate any further thoughts...
I have an '03 147 JTD that's done c.92k.
The clutch has always been heavy (painfully so, in stop-start traffic), but recently an increasing amount of free-travel has built up in the pedal before anything actually happens. This continued to the point that gear-changes became extremely difficult, as the bit point is virtually at the floor.
A local Alfa garage had a quick look, but wouldn't commit to whether this was a clutch or cylinder problem, and suggested bleeding it.
Being the most accessible, I bled a small amount of (very dark) fluid off the Slave Cylinder, and though no air was apparent, it cured the problem. The clutch worked perfectly, and gear change was fine.
This all seemed too easy though, and no surprise... several days later its deteriorated considerably again. (There is no noticeable drop in the fluid level).
Being aware of the car's age/mileage, can anyone shed any light on this? Also, can anyone tell me where the bleed points are on the Master and Clutch.... or is it a futile exercise?!
I dont really want to start replacing parts, until I know which one is at fault.