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I wont lie I am ****** irritated at the moment.

Park the GTV 2 weeks ago (didn't use it last week because I was riding the Cycle Tour) and all was well, the car was running superbly. Get into it this evening, put my foot on the clutch, nothing, peddle drops to the floor.

Ok I pump it a bit, doesn't get any better. Start the car, it start, ok there is enough clutch to engage first and reverse. Take it down the road, maybe 50 metres and the clutch is taking very low, basically on the floor. Park the car, start it again and now there is no clutch at all. Start it in 1st gear and put the car back behind the gate.

I am sorry but how does something that worked perfectly 2 weeks ago suddenly not work at all. My Saab as 330k km's its it's slave cylinder(which I assume is what has failed on the GTV) went at 315k km's. How it is that the one on the Alfa cannot even make 120k km.

Sorry but I am very irritated now, especially as the lovely planned weekend of driving is now totally ruined. Was meant to go on overnight trip with a few other guys.
 

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Happened to my brera and to friends brera that stood for too long. Master clutch cylinder failed on both. Personally i feel old brake fluid is the culprit. That said i dont know how worn your brake fluid is.
 

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Happened to my brera and to friends brera that stood for too long. Master clutch cylinder failed on both. Personally i feel old brake fluid is the culprit. That said i dont know how worn your brake fluid is.
Possible but my fluid is still clear.

It can sit for a while because inevitably this scenario will go like this.

1: slave cylinder
2: Well may as well replace the clutch
3: Oh now might be a good time to put in upgraded diff parts/Q2
4: My wallet empties very fast.
 

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go by an uno turbo one.. problem solved
 

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yup slightly bigger volume though so little bit softer
 

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Cape Alfa, the V6 cars do not use a concentric slave, its a quick easy job to change the external slave. No splitting of 'box and motor. So no, you don't have an excuse to fit a new clutch and LSD :biglaugh:

If you take off the induction piping between the filter and throttle body you will see the slave on top of the box.

Last I checked, an Uno Turbo one was cheaper than resleeving your old one, which I found out a few days too late :thumbup:
 

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Cape Alfa, the V6 cars do not use a concentric slave, its a quick easy job to change the external slave. No splitting of 'box and motor. So no, you don't have an excuse to fit a new clutch and LSD :biglaugh:

If you take off the induction piping between the filter and throttle body you will see the slave on top of the box.

Last I checked, an Uno Turbo one was cheaper than resleeving your old one, which I found out a few days too late :thumbup:
Well this is the best news I have heard in a while! Must be honest after R3.5k on the MAF and thermostat in Jan I am somewhat "spending weary" when it comes to a car I only use on weekends.
 

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Please can somebody help, I am busy buying a GTV twin spark, the thermstat housing is cracked and I can't find a replacement in JHB, te car is in Durban and I need to get it back to JHB, but need the housing first. Would be very grateful for any help, it's a 96 model. Many thanks, Ian Dyson.
 

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Ian, try these 2 Alfa mechs in Durbs: Suburban Motors in Chris Hani Rd (North Coast Rd ) and MKS Repairs in Phoenix. They may have a part for you.
 

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I had the same problem as you on my GT with 28000KM. I replaced the slave cylinder 6 months ago and the same thing happened again. I have now also replaced the master cylinder and am hoping that it holds up. The brake/clutch specialist places always say that it is best practice to replace the master and slave cylinders at the same time.
 

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I had the same problem as you on my GT with 28000KM. I replaced the slave cylinder 6 months ago and the same thing happened again. I have now also replaced the master cylinder and am hoping that it holds up. The brake/clutch specialist places always say that it is best practice to replace the master and slave cylinders at the same time.
my GT also had the slave replaced at low mileage by the PO, a mate of mine. Seems to be a thing.

I think the idea with doing the master and slave at the same time is that under normal circumstances they would show similar wear. but 28 000km is not normal...
 

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my GT also had the slave replaced at low mileage by the PO, a mate of mine. Seems to be a thing.

I think the idea with doing the master and slave at the same time is that under normal circumstances they would show similar wear. but 28 000km is not normal...
I'm hoping that it holds up now. Mine possibly wore out due to lack of use (car is almost 11 years old).
 

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Last I checked, an Uno Turbo one was cheaper than resleeving your old one, which I found out a few days too late :thumbup:
I would still resleeve. I once resleeved a slave cylinder in stainless steel and it lasted forever. As in the real forever. Still no sign of letting up, 20 years later :yes:
 
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