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Slave Cylinder Issue

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Hello Everyone, I hope someone can help me. I have a 2002 X 4x4 with with 3.3 liter and a manual trans. I bought it about a year ago. since then it has chowed through 5 Clutch slave cylinders. I've tried different brands, different retailers, and even different driving methods. I grew up on a standard Trans so driving manual is no problem for me. I don't understand why they keep going out. they literally last from 1 month from install to maybe 3 months but they always go out. Please help. Whats wrong?
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So a mechanic buddy of mine says that if I have an oil leak it could be affecting my slave cylinder. He says the oil could get into the boot of the slave and ware out the seals. when I checked my Slave is always covered in oil. I'm guessing the oil is the reason I've been chowing through these slaves. Since then I've found an oil leak on my valve cover gaskets both sides. They were leaking pretty badly. I've gotten those fixed and will be replacing the slave one more. The transmission belly is covered in oil. I hope it was coming form the valve covers or do you think it could coming from somewhere else also?
What would be an indication that the master cylinder needs replacing also? How do I know its gone bad?
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