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    My warning light came on last week so checked the resovouir and it was low, so topped it up.

    last night the light came on again, and checked fluid and low and behold its dropped again.

    Ive searched all over the car but cant see any leaks, nothing on the drive. Am i missing something or does it just vanish into thin air?

    any ideas what to check on my z19dth guys?

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    i would say the calipers leaking either on the front or rear, used to be the master cylinders on drum brakes were classics

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    Also its used for the clutch slave cylinder.

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    If you cannot see a leak from the brakes then its the Clutch slave cylinder. Is there fuild coming from the clutch housing or any leeaks on the ground?
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    as above check round the bell housing for leaks, trouble is you may as well do the full lot (dmf & clutch) while you are at it as it's a big labour job... about £600 all in.

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    after getting the car up today on the ramps i did find some oil residue on the rear n/s seems to be down the side of the petrol tank, its defo not fuel. any ideas guys?

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    Maybe the pipe is corroded or there is a join up there.

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