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In what seems was only a matter of time, I think the cluster master cylinder has died this morning.

I got into my S1 this morning to find the clutch pedal would only engage at the last third of it's travel, and I couldn't engage any gears unless I really pumped the pedal for a while. Rather depressing as I only just got the car back from it's 3-year service.

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Still waiting for Lotus to supply the parts, this is a bit of a joke, more than a month without my only vehicle. You'd think they could grab one off the production line, they are the same part af

I'm (still) waiting on Lotus to provide the parts under warranty, so I'm reluctant to go the third-party parts route right now. It's coming very close to two months it's been off the road though,

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Still waiting for Lotus to supply the parts, this is a bit of a joke, more than a month without my only vehicle.

You'd think they could grab one off the production line, they are the same part after all.

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Might be faster to go aftermarket (and I've never heard of these replacements failing again). Only downfall is the long distance shipping...

https://www.boefab.com/collections/evora/products/evora-clutch-master-cylinder-by-boe

 

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I would never put the OEM master cylinder back into my car, regardless of it's the original metal one, or the allegedly better-designed plastic one. They're both non-rebuildable and prone to failure. 

Either the BOE unit Chad mentioned above (made by Tilton Engineering) or the one that GRP & MWR sells (made by Wilwood Engineering). Both mfgs are well-known and respected for making quality automotive hydraulics. 

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I'm (still) waiting on Lotus to provide the parts under warranty, so I'm reluctant to go the third-party parts route right now.

It's coming very close to two months it's been off the road though, so if it gets to the middle of October, I shall buy my own parts to get it fixed.

 

Whether I then immediately sell or not remains to be seen...

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