I can say for sure that there are no leaks from the clutch or master cylinder. Just had the carpet up for cleaning. As to the effects of
vasoline on rubber, you are of course correct, however there are no petrolium based compounds in neo sporin ointment. I'ts chemicaly inert. The only reason she put a compound on the gasket was to help retain it during assembly. It kept falling out. Anyway, Dad can always fix any leaks that develop around the thermostat. Still I'm puzzled...perhaps a internal leak in the power brake booster?
I'll check the slave cylinder...good thought!
As always, I appreciate you help!
Last edited by luckycat; 01-20-2006 at 04:52 PM.