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Stubborn Dealership over Clutch Bleed

Okay, so I got a nice red warning light telling me that my brake/clutch fluid level fell below the min line in the brake fluid reservoir (the brake pads are close to needing to be changed).

I have reason to believe (i.e. mushy/soft clutch pedal) that there is some air in the clutch hydraulic line since the clutch was fine before the warning light. I have asked the dealership if they could simply bleed the clutch line for me. They insist that the pedal would go to the floor and stay there if there was air in the line. Furthermore, they are claiming that they cannot simply bleed the clutch line and have to completely change all the hydraulic fluid (i.e. both clutch and brake lines) and cannot simply bleed the clutch. In fact, they don't even want to do that because, according to them, the clutch operation is fine. However, I'm finding it difficult to drive the car.

The car is a 2009 Clubman D and has the same clutch setup as the Cooper S).

Is this true or am I missing something here?

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