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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    On the way home my clutch pedal went to the floor.
    Never a dull moment.

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    When the clutch pedal is pressed, the fluid in the reservoir rises...I'm reading that's a symptom of a bad master clutch cylinder.
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    Did you at least get the ice cream before you broke your clutch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    When the clutch pedal is pressed, the fluid in the reservoir rises...I'm reading that's a symptom of a bad master clutch cylinder.
    Yup, the cup seal has failed. As you push the piston forward in the cylinder, the fluid displacement moves to the area of least resistance. I this case it's backwards up the reservoir hose.

    The general rule is, if you need to replace one clutch hydraulic component, you do both. The rubber components have a finite life span.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC5180 View Post
    Yup, the cup seal has failed. As you push the piston forward in the cylinder, the fluid displacement moves to the area of least resistance. I this case it's backwards up the reservoir hose.

    The general rule is, if you need to replace one clutch hydraulic component, you do both. The rubber components have a finite life span.

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    Thanks Dennis,

    The slave is new, the master is newly rebuilt. I'm thinking something is awry with the master....maybe a rebuild wasn't enough.
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    Took my wife for a ride, and she actually had a good time.....how about that?!

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    She even maintained a good attitude when my clutch hydraulics failed on the way home, I think she's on her way to becoming a DeLorean fan....lol
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    Sooo...everytime you take her somewhere in the car, it breaks?
    Rob Depew
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    I went out with my wife & another couple last night (driving a '77 pickup) and finally got some cocaine jokes!

    On the approach to the restaurant, small group outside on the deck:

    Guy: "Hey...does your DeLorean have the original tires?!"
    [Cynical] Me: "Ya -35 friggin' year old car and I have the original tires....watch, I'll light 'em up when I leave." (Group laughs.)
    Lady in group: "Is it OK that I go check it out? I really want to see it close up."
    Me: "Sure...just don't sit on it. :-) "
    Lady: "I won't....thanks!" :-)


    Returning to the deck with our drinks:

    Guy[s]: "You know why we asked about the tires, right? Did you know about the DeLorean & cocaine?"
    [Cynical] Me: "Naaaw.....I own a DeLorean but don't know a thing about it."
    Everyone: LOL
    Guy[s]: Well, the guy that made the cars hid cocaine in the tires before they shipped from the factory.....that's why we were messin' with ya about original tires."
    Me: "Nope....that's bullshit. The cocaine was hidden in the door panels, and it was only in one car.......that one (I point at my car.)"
    Everyone: LOL.
    Me: "That's how I was able to afford the car."
    Guy:"lol....buy the car one day, pay the loan off the next....lol."
    Me: "Yup....lol"

    Guy: "I do like your car, it's really cool....no offense, but I'm actually more into the truck...very nice!"
    Me: "The truck is nice, and the owner is nice......the DeLorean? -owner is a total asshole."

    Everyone in hearing distance laughs.

    Then we all chilled together having drinks while waiting for our table, they were nice guys. Once inside, I said to my group: "I finally got some cocaine jokes!" In that conversation I learned that my friend knew nothing of the DeLorean/cocaine thing.....he thought the comments were due to the car being from the 80's so by default it's related to cocaine...LMAO!

    ...It was a great night.
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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    I love the way you handled that. Some folks insist on educating the world in those situations, which most of the time is a lost cause. Sometimes it ends up making the owner sound defensive or stand-offish. For me, I say pick and choose your battles; most of the time just go along with it and have fun. Unless the person is actually asking for a DeLorean history lesson, there's no reason to give them one. Glad you had such a great time! Hopefully your future excursions are equally as entertaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas R View Post
    I love the way you handled that. Some folks insist on educating the world in those situations, which most of the time is a lost cause. Sometimes it ends up making the owner sound defensive or stand-offish. For me, I say pick and choose your battles; most of the time just go along with it and have fun. Unless the person is actually asking for a DeLorean history lesson, there's no reason to give them one. Glad you had such a great time! Hopefully your future excursions are equally as entertaining!
    Thanks Nick, that's exactly how I feel about it.

    Whenever I can put a smile on someone's face, I consider it a good day!
    VIN 4728 is on the road...

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