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Clutch Cylinder Leakage

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Vehicle Information: Year: 2001; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.7 Litre, 6 Cylinder, 217 HP; Total Mileage: 10,000 miles; Transmission: Manual;

My 2001 Boxster (stock) broke down last week with a clutch failure. Based on the mechanic's diagnosis, there was a leakage in the clutch cylinder which resulted in a burnt clutch. What can cause the leakage in the clutch cylinder? Are there any symptoms to watch for in the future? How can I prevent this to happen again? My mechanics said that the Boxster's clutch cylinder is made of plastic (more vulnerable), compared to those older generation 911s with a steel clutch cylinder. I have the 2001 Boxster for four years and I've put 10,000 miles (only in the summer) on it. I also have an 1997 Integra Type R (stock) for eight years and I've put 60,000 miles on it. I used the Type R for daily driving in the summer & winter, track and the Type R's clutch still works fine. I wonder why the Boxster's clutch is so vulnerable compared to the Type R...Your advice is very much appreciated.

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