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lots of clutch slip AFTER slave cylinder

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so, like it says, i removed the spring/restrictor from the slave cylinder (i had some clutch slippage prior). the mod def'ly made the pedal feel better & for the 1st day seemed to have lots more grab. but, after that (it's been a few days now) i have to nurse it, to not have any slip. i was very careful with the bleeding process & it all seemed to go fine. i'm thinking it's an hydraulics issue & i'm planning to take the slave, master, reservoir & lines off of the car for a good cleaning (& of course, all new fluid).

my question is, is it possible that the spring/restrictor was sort of covering up the bad slip problem & that removing them has just uncovered how worn the clutch is?

the car has 71,000 miles & i've only had it for a few weeks. btw, i did the air resonator removal at the same time.
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yeah, it seems that a lot of them went at either side of 70,000. i'm just wondering why it's slipping more now (after removing the spring/restrictor). i checked inside the fork-end boot (hadn't done that yet) & the slave was leaking. so, i'm still gonna replace the slave & drain the entire system & start with fresh fluid...then just work my way down the line to a new clutch, lol.
haha...well, that was easy. i found the master leaking, too. so, i replaced both the slave & master cylinders. i cleaned out the lines & the reservoir. greased up some linkages along the way &, of course, new dot 3. what a difference that made. took care of 90% of the slippage (i left the restrictor out of the new slave, as well). i could make it slip in every gear prior to the repair. now the only slip i find is hammering 3rd @ higher rpm's (4k or so). also, the pedal has a little more play in it & it dropped the engagement point to mid pedal travel. it really feels like a normal clutch now, lol.

i think the slave cylinder mod is a great mod, but you should make sure that the slave/master cylinders are not leaking prior to doing it. if they're leaking before you do it, they're going to be leaking a lot after you do it. i'm pretty sure i made small leaks into big leaks with the added flow & that's where my problems started. sorting out the hydraulic side of the clutch, ftw.
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