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Re: How to Check a Hydrolic Clutch setup
that grinding in 1st or reverse usually means the clutch isnt disengaging all the way, just like your thinking hte slave cyl isnt moving as far as it once was, flush it again, and see if there is any more moisture in the system, it MIGHT be time to rebuild the master, slave or, even both.
I would think the fluid would last longer than a few years, but it wouldnt hurt to flush and bleed once a year to prevent any build up in there which might cause some leakage, or loss of pressure=loss of movement.
I have a car that sits almost all year, and its brakes and clutch are hyrdaulic, and it gives me fits trying to keep the fluid dry!