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Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club [+ simple stats for reported failures]???

With all the slave cylinder failures that have been going on lately, I'd like to get an idea of those of us lucky enough to be on an original slave cyl and see who actually has high miles on theirs without failure.<p>If you are on your <b>original</b>, post up your mileage year of sR/vR.<p>Report failures in failure thread: <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119165" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119165</A><p>my '05 SR 59,500 miles<br>.<br>.<br>.<p>________current high mileage fail free leader board______________<p>SR --> wilhelmscream '04 94,000<br>VR --> FastWgn '04 72,000<br>_______________________________________________<p>Longest Life active or dead slaves: SR & VR<p>rogersampson: 125,000 miles before his gave out, '05VR<p>s60r1: 98,000 miles on his leaking dying slave, '04 SR<p>----------------------- non R ---------------------------<br>109,000 miles for bender's 2002 s60t5 when it died<p>125,000 miles for neils car, but failed to report year or model when slave failed. <br>_______________________________________________<br> <B> Avg life</B> of those that have failed: are you running on borrowed time??? (in miles)<p>ALL Years SR & VR: 59,874 miles [27 reported failures]<p>All Years SR: 53,923 miles [20 reported failures]<p>All Years VR: 65,825 miles [7 reported failures]<p>-------------Avg life by year based on failed slaves (doesn't include slaves that haven't died) ----------------<br>'04 SR's [17 reported failures]<br>54,118 miles<p>'04 VR's [3 reported failures]<br>58,667 miles<p>'05 SR's [1 reported failure]<br>47,000 miles<p>'05 VR's [3 reported failures]<br>70,807 miles<p>'06 SR's [2 reported failures]<br>60,650 miles<p>'06 VR's [1 reported failure]<br>68,000 miles<p>'07 SR's [no reported failures]<p>'07 VR's [no reported failures]<p>S60 T5's (all years) [1 reported failure]<br>109k miles<p>v70 T5's (all years) [1 reported failure]<br>73,506 miles<p>_______________________________________________<br>i'll try to update this periodically... and i'll look back at failure thread to add to the avg life span for those who posted mileage there. if you didn't post year and model, i didn't add you so update your entry in the failure thread if i couldn't tell based on response or signature...<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by atacamaR at 8:39 AM 7-31-2009</i>
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club??? (atacamaR)

04 VR 48,000 miles
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club??? (redalrt)

This poll actually has a lot of statistical value i.e failed vs healthy in a relatively large group. <b>Please vote</b><p><br>And just to add some flavor to the discussion, do slave cyls fail earlier in Rs? <p>what is the public's opinion on this wild train of thought<p><i>R-> massive brakes + "spirited" drivers -> higher than average brake fluid system pressure + temperature -> fluid breakdown / crud forming -> slave failure</i><p>rogersampson where are thou? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Shameless plug: if you have had failure, please leave a <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119165" TARGET="_blank">comment</A>
 

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Fail free at 58K. Now that I voted I guess I should set up my appointment so at least the parts are in stock. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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DONT DO IT!!!!<p>Any admission that your slave cylinder is fail-free will almost certainly cause it to fail. I replace mine every night before bed, beucase it fails constantly. 75k miles.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My original is on its last legs, leaking fluid and such. But it also lasted ~98k miles.
 

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My 04S60R had it's cylinder replaced with clutch just before I bought it, so around 83000KM (~51000 miles).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Arbelac</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My 04S60R had it's cylinder replaced with clutch just before I bought it, so around 83000KM (~51000 miles).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>added, thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club??? (atacamaR)

Fail free at 35K miles; though Keystone replaced the original slave when the new clutch damper was installed last year. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford F-150's don't have slave cylinders that go bad. Just saying!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Neither do Camrys or Accords........just saying.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford F-150's don't have slave cylinders that go bad. Just saying!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>you only have two pedals<p>thanks for your insight
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>you only have two pedals<p>thanks for your insight</TD></TR></TABLE><p>so does his R... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ,, reading again, thats probably what you meant. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club [+ simple stats for re ... (atacamaR)

04 VR 52,500 miles fail free
 

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82,000 miles. I can only vouch for the car since 50k though. is it worth it to try and track that down through volvo?
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club [+ simple stats for re ... (atacamaR)

I have a 06 V70R with 34K miles and have not had a problem yet. What I would like to know is out of the cars with failed slave cylinders how many of you have flushed the or bled the clutch cylinder? I just did mine as a precaution; I'm of the opinion that if you flush at least yearly that would increase the lifespan of the slave.<br> Denny <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club [+ simple stats for re ... (dennyf)

knocking on wood as I type this...seriously...great way to jinx us<p>'04 VR 51K
 

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Re: Slave cylinder; are you a member of the fail free club [+ simple stats for re ... (dennyf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dennyf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> What I would like to know is out of the cars with failed slave cylinders how many of you have flushed the or bled the clutch cylinder</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I "flushed the brake fluid" @ 37.5K who knows if dealer flushed the clutch, <p>is bleeding through the brakes enough <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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