[Saloon-lovers] MK 2 Clutch Master Cylinder

Just had a total rebuild of my clutch for a 1969 Mk 2 (240) and was shifting perfectly. Discovered this morning my clutch master cylinder is leaking. Is it recommended to get a rebuilt or new unit or will the kits work most of the time? I noticed most vendors want $265+. I can get the unit rebuilt & re-sleeved, ready to bolt on for $175. The kit is $12.95! Any feedback would be appreciated. ALSO, I paid $1100 to my mechanic for the total clutch replacement (R&R from car, the kit, & labor). Was this reasonable?

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In reply to a message from Richard Greene sent Wed 22 Oct 2008:

1100 sounds a tad high, but I am about 10 years out, so costing
could be that.
On the clutch M/Cyl, take it out, open it up, clean it, inspect it.
If the bore looks decent, hone it and put a kit into it.
If it doesn’t work long-term, you’re out $12.95.

At least with a clutch, it’s not like losing a brake m/cyl on a 10
mile long 9% downgrade.–
1964 MKII 2.4L 1950 Ford Tudor, 1950 Ford F-1, 1949 Willys
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In reply to a message from TOC sent Wed 22 Oct 2008:

Check with Welch jag at 800-875-5247 Boone at ext 162, I believe
they are alot lower than $200±-
81 XJ6 350 Chevy Conversion & 65 MK II RHD 2.4 EDF 116C
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In reply to a message from Jag V8 sent Wed 22 Oct 2008:

I got a good rebuild of my brake servo, with a resleeve, from
Joecurto.com, good price, quick service. I am sure he could do
your m/c too.
P.–
Peter J. Smith, 1966 3.8S MOD
Carson City Nevada, United States
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I think the $1100 for the complete clutch parts and labor
was a steal. At least it would be in my area, the San
Francisco Bay Area. The original flat rate manual for the
car published by Jaguar lists the time as 14.5 hours (for a
3.8S) which includes removing and replacing the
engine/gearbox assembly, 14 hours and then replacement of
the clutch an additional .5 hour.–
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Just had a total rebuild of my clutch for a 1969 Mk 2 (240) and was shifting perfectly. Discovered this morning my clutch master cylinder is leaking. Is it recommended to get a rebuilt or new unit or will the kits work most of the time? I noticed most vendors want $265+. I can get the unit rebuilt & re-sleeved, ready to bolt on for $175. The kit is $12.95! Any feedback would be appreciated. ALSO, I paid $1100 to my mechanic for the total clutch replacement (R&R from car, the kit, & labor). Was this reasonable?


John Quilter 1965 3.8S, 1951 MGTD, 1960 Morris Minor,
Brisbane, California, United States
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At $12.95, you do that first. Nothing to lose really.

Alastair Lauener
3.4 S-Type
@Alastair_LauenerOn Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Richard Greene wrote:

Just had a total rebuild of my clutch for a 1969 Mk 2 (240) and was shifting perfectly. Discovered this morning my clutch master cylinder is leaking. Is it recommended to get a rebuilt or new unit or will the kits work most of the time? I noticed most vendors want $265+. I can get the unit rebuilt & re-sleeved, ready to bolt on for $175. The kit is $12.95! Any feedback would be appreciated. ALSO, I paid $1100 to my mechanic for the total clutch replacement (R&R from car, the kit, & labor). Was this reasonable?

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In reply to a message from Alastair Lauener sent Wed 22 Oct 2008:

I have use a kit to refurb my leaking master cylinder. Worked a
treat. I think as one lister earlier suggested it is so cheap it is
worth having a go. Isn’t that why we bought a hobby to drive
around in :slight_smile:
Cheers
Dave–
DaveMoore
Bray, Ireland
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In reply to a message from Richard Greene sent Wed 22 Oct 2008:

Richard!
Since your car is a 69 the same as mine I would recommend
getting a new replacement now, terrysjag.com has good quality
for a reasonable price.
Get a rebuilt kit at the same time and rebuilt the old one
to keep as a spare.
E mail me if you need help in rebuilding.

                                       Walter--

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Just had a total rebuild of my clutch for a 1969 Mk 2 (240) and was shifting perfectly. Discovered this morning my clutch master cylinder is leaking. Is it recommended to get a rebuilt or new unit or will the kits work most of the time? I noticed most vendors want $265+. I can get the unit rebuilt & re-sleeved, ready to bolt on for $175. The kit is $12.95! Any feedback would be appreciated. ALSO, I paid $1100 to my mechanic for the total clutch replacement (R&R from car, the kit, & labor). Was this reasonable?


Walter Schuster 78XJ6 FI Ser.II, 69E Ser.II 2+2original
Albuquerque/New Mexico, United States
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