Can understand how it can leak but show loss of fluid in master cylinder, that fluid had to go somewhere.... It was right in between low and full on the reservoir.
So did I misread you then? I understood that your clutch master cylinder showed that you had NOT lost any fluid. If you have not lost fluid from the reservoir, then leak could be internal....past the piston in the bore.
If you have an RMS leak, the presence of engine oil can mask the loss of fluid from the internal clutch slave. Oil just feels oily, but brake fluid (what is used in the clutch hydraulic system) has a "warming" feeling to it when you rub it between your fingers. Get some clean DOT3 and try it once, you'll understand what I mean. It is possible by feel to tell the difference between these fluids by feeling them, unless perhaps one is too contaminated by the other.
what is TL;DR--- replace master
Internet forumspeak for "Too Long; Didn't Read" at least on Reddit, and it is the bottom line in case you didn't want to struggle thru all of my reply. The bottom line then is replace your master.
Here's a reference: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tl%3Bdr
Generally if someone knows that they are posting perhaps too much detail for either the general audience, or the OP to read thru to get to the bottom line, then it seems polite to just post up the bottom line recommendation without the embellishment. If anyone wants to know the reason for the recommendation, THEN they can pick thru the reasoning in the long and verbose post.
And in all humility, Mean Max
if I am loading your helpful thread up with gibberish, I can delete my entries. Thanks for doing what you do for jeepforum in general, and the offroading community at large.....
....I'm not smart, but I can lift heavy things.......
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We will be going Metric every inch of the way.
yes I'm a some guy and have always put gasket sealer on my surfaces before mating
You should go to Pirate. I hear they are real smart over there. You'd fit right in.