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Hydraulic clutch is leaking.

What i would like to know is would it be the slave to go first or the master cylinder for the hydraulic clutch.

I noticed the fluid was gone when i had no clutch, so after finally managing to find some tools to bleed the clutch properly with perfect success at the time, only to come back hours later completely empty.

So would it be the slave or the master to go first ?
I can replace either but i would like to know which is the more likely to go.
Its a matter of cost

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If the oil is leaking on the ground it is the slave if no oil on floor then the master is leaking the master leaks oil inside the car pull the carpet back where the pedals are to see if oil is leaking down

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