Brake fluid low, M6 clutch sticking.

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  1. DocOz

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    I'm at 2,500 miles on my M6. Run hard 1st gear, then 2nd gear, then clutch in and shifter back to neutral until slowed down to make a turn. Try to shift into 1st and it just won't go into gear. Brake fluid level has dropped to minimum. Suspect a leak in the clutch line. Going to the dealer next week. To keep them from just replacing the whole driveline under warranty where do you think the problem is?
     
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    Could be heating the clutch discs.

    Dual disc clutches have this symptom when the floater plate gets over heated.

    Your brake fluid is independent from your hydraulic clutch assembly.
     
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    the brake fluid I believe he is talking about is the hydraulic aspect of the clutch.
    If the clutch master cylinder any part of the line or the hydraulic release bearing is leaking then its time for a visit to the dealer,
    How did you get home? Start the car with the trans in first and the clutch in?
     
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    It's happened several times. I would release the clutch pedal push in again and could get it into gear. Filled the brake fluid back up over the weekend. Now it's back down to nearly low again in 2 days.
     
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    Incorrect.

    While yes you are correct that technically the clutch master cylinder is independent of the brake master cylinder....the clutch master cylinder DOES get it's fluid from the brake reservoir.

    The brake and clutch system share the same fluid.

    So if brake reservoir is low it could cause issues with the clutch. And/or if the clutch system has a leak it could be the reason why the reservoir is low.
     
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    Sounds like hydralic clutch is leaking...

    Time for a immediate trip to the dealership. Hope the clutch plates are not contaminated with fluid.
     
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    This sounds extremely foolish from a legal/lawsuit perspective.

    Guess I jumped the gun with an assumption from experience with other vehicles.
     
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    The reservoir is designed so that the clutch will run dry before the fluid level gets low enough to affect braking performance.
     
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    Fc. Based on that if the fluid is hot, this condition could get worse?
     
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    Hot fluid expands?
     
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    I experienced this with my cat.... there is an in line valve in the line going from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder, about 3 in. Long.. it has 2 horseshoe clamps that hold the valve onto the line.. my horseshoe clamps were weak, and was letting the valve push apart some , when I pushed the clutch in it poured.. this part doesn't have a part number, you have to buy the entire line all the way to the master cylinder.. and yes they are on back order from almost every dealer.
    The part is up under the cowl, behind the master cylinder... .. your problem sounds ,just like the one I had.
     
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