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My '93 850 has a periodic clutch problem. About every 4 -6 months it gets difficult to shift into 1st. To correct this I stroke the slave cylinder a few times and the problem goes away for a few months. <p>When I stoke the slave cylinder I notice a thin vertical section (about 3/8" wide) of the hydraulic reservoir, directly above the clutch fluid line, is sucked empty while the rest of the reservoir is full. The clutch part of the hydraulic fluid reservoir is not being filled from the rest of the reservoir. Has anyone else seen this problem? How can I unblock the clutch section of the reservoir? <p>Lew<br>
 

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You have to fill the brake fluid to the top to fill the clutch reservoir, they do that for safety so that if you lose your slave cylinder it doesn't dump all the brake fluid. You probably have air in the clutch line now, so it'll probably need to be bled, but if it works fine after you fill it then you may not have to.<p>Just remember next time you do your brakes to suck some fluid out or it'll overflow when you push the pistons back.
 

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Thanks Lloyd.<br>Is this filling process written-up somewhere?<br>Lew
 

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If you mean, is it in the owner's manual, or somewhere you could have learned this? No. I'm sure it's in some service manual or something, but I had to learn by trial and error. I sat there bleeding my clutch for about half an hour before I realized what was happening. <p>If you're asking for instructions, it's remove cap, pour fluid in, replace cap. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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