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I am still leaking fluid where the clutch line connects to the slave cylinder i have replaced the washers and the cylinder itself but it still leaks in the same spot

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When brake tubing is formed they use a tool to form a perfect conical seat. If this is slightly distorted it will leak (not able to see this with the naked eye)
Replacing the line will sort your issue.

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Hello. Go to any auto parts store and tell them about your leak. They will have several products in both paste form and tape form which you can use to make sure your connections do not leak.

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