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Clutch Fluid Over Max?

I changed my clutch fluid about 3 month ago, clutch has been feeling oddly weird in the past week so I checked the fluids and found my clutch fluid about

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Old 06-11-2017, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I changed my clutch fluid about 3 month ago, clutch has been feeling oddly weird in the past week so I checked the fluids and found my clutch fluid about 1-1.5cm over max,
So 2 questions:

1. What detrimental effects does running too much fluid have?

2. What could of caused/failed to make my fluid increase over the max line?

When I did it, it was just below max So dont be calling me a dumbass

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Old 06-11-2017, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, there is no detrimental effects of your clutch fluid reservoir being overfilled apart from it spilling and making a mess in your engine compartment especially since it's corrosive to paint. It has no impact on the operation of your clutch system. Same thing goes for the brake reservoir. Being low is a whole different story.
Secondly, your level may have increased due to heat expansion of the fluid and/or having air in the system. If you say your clutch feels funny, then I would suspect you have air in the system and it needs to be properly bled. Hope this helps.


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Firstly, there is no detrimental effects of your clutch fluid reservoir being overfilled apart from it spilling and making a mess in your engine compartment especially since it's corrosive to paint. It has no impact on the operation of your clutch system. Same thing goes for the brake reservoir. Being low is a whole different story.
Secondly, your level may have increased due to heat expansion of the fluid and/or having air in the system. If you say your clutch feels funny, then I would suspect you have air in the system and it needs to be properly bled. Hope this helps.


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Cyber you the dude! Looks like I'll need a friend to help me bleed the system again!
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Personally think its time for a new clutch so may aswell do the CSC & MC and box all this **** off haha
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How can it be overfilled by 1 - 1.5cm? There's barely half a cm between the full mark and the cap bottom??
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How can it be overfilled by 1 - 1.5cm? There's barely half a cm between the full mark and the cap bottom??


I had assumed he meant 1-1.5 mm.


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