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Clutch when it gets really cold say in the single digits are colder i lose all the pressure in my clutch i have to pump the clutch a lot just to get any pressure in it and it takes about a week or 2 to get the pressure back to normal. thanks

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Your fluid is contaminated, flush and clean the reservoir.

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