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Triumph TR6 - Oil leak in cockpit

Wonder if any of the members can kindly help with this.

There is a small oil drip on the driver (left) side floor of my '76 TR-6. It is approximately in the middle of the floor mat which puts it about 25 cm ahead of the steering wheel. I looked up and under the dash but couldn't locate the source of it. Couldn't figure it out by looking in the engine compartment either. Any ideas?

Thanks.
EK Adib

That's prolly your master cylinder about to dump on your foot
DON KELLY

E K,
Have you smelled the "oil" to determine if it's indeed motor oil or brake fluid? If motor oil, it may be your oil pressure line, although it'd be a mite difficult to get that far left of it's usual travel. Weirder things have happened though. If brake fluid, Don's probably right, but could also be your brake booster failing, but you'd know that from other symptoms. Good luck.
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Doug Baker

Doug Baker!!!
Do you know how worried some of us have been.
How about answering an e mail HUH
DON KELLY

Thanks Don & Doug,
I'll have it checked by a mechanic ASAP. I think it's brake fluid.
Unlike most of the guys here, I unfortunately don't have much auto mechanical expertise! I just love to drive the car! Guess I need to learn quite a bit if I'm going to keep driving it!
Ed
EK Adib

Ed, neither do I .
I kind of muddle through it
DON KELLY

Don,
Answered your email of a few days ago. Did you not get my response? We're all OK. 289 homes totally destroyed in county, many more with significant damage w/29 fatalities; over 330 total in 5 states. Closest to us was about 5 blocks (~1/2 mile) away. No injuries and little property damage, just some tree limbs down and all cleaned up now. Others not so lucky. Hellva a storm for sure. An F-5 stayed on the ground for about 25 miles, 1/2 to 1 mile wide. Still not back to work. Awaiting power. Maybe tomorrow. Got a generator last Friday from a cousin in TN so had hot water and kept food from spoiling. Had gas for cooking so all went reasonably well. Power came back on for us on Monday. Others still out. About 600,000 people w/o power for days. TVA lost 89 major feeds to metropolitan area. Biggest issue was gasoline. Stations could not pump 'cause no power. Long lines where there was power and gas. Lots of folks drove some distance into TN to get gas. Sort of self defeating. I keep at least one vehicle close to full at all times so we were OK for a few days. Curfew (dusk to dawn, now lifted) kept folks close to home. Thanks for your concern.
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Doug Baker

Doug, the email must have gotten lost in that F-5
Glad everything cool.
DON KELLY

EK
That sounds like brake fluid...I hate to say it but kinda common. Sounds like the master needs a rebuild.
Very unlikely oil.


Yes Mr. Baker, glad to hear from you. Must have been horific and probably was for a while after. Glad you are OK.

Rick
Rick Crawford

Thanks Rick. I'll get her done!
Ed
EK Adib

Thanks Rick. The real problem is not knowing where to turn. The damn things can sometimes pop up most anywhere. It's always wise to pay attention to Watches, cause usually by the time a Watch becomes a Warning, you're already history. A force that can rip asphalt from the roadway or a concrete basement floor after blowing the house away and toss it hundreds, maybe thousands of yards away is beyond awesome. It's God's hand in the fury of nature. For untold excitement, come to Tornado Alley in the Spring!!
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Doug Baker

Doug

Book me a hotel!
Rick Crawford

Well, it happened that the leak was from the clutch master and the mechanic had to replace it and the slave cylinder and related tubings. So far so good!!!
Thanks to all who helped.
Ed
EK Adib

This thread was discussed between 04/05/2011 and 16/06/2011

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