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I got the Spider out the garage for a shakedown today after being parked up for nearly three months. It needs an MOT next month, so just wanted to check for any surprises. When I first drove off, the clutch pedal felt very springy, and the clutch only disengaged at the very bottom of the pedal, making gear selection tricky. Feeling brave, I carried on and after everything warmed through over 20 miles or so it returned to normal. I had no issues previously.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a sign of the slave cylinder on its way out, or something more expensive? There is no loss of hydraulic fluid, or obvious signs of a leak.

It will in in my local specialists next month anyway for the MOT, but it would be good to hear some opinions in the meantime.

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This ended up being the clutch slave cylinder, fluid was weeping from the rubber boot. Spent this morning swapping it for a new one. Restricted access to the bracket bolts make it a bit of a pain, but got there in the end. It’s made a massive difference to the feel of the clutch pedal.


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Pedal end are always master cylinders. Slave on a clutch is the one moving the arm and hence operating the clutch on the gearbox.
 
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