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- From: PAUL SOUZA 202-260-6061 <SOUZA.PAUL@epamail.epa.gov>
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:28:00 -0400 (EDT)
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I was involved in the process of bleeding Jeff's clutch on his
5ktq. The five of us (Mike Spiers, Jeff Cadman, Tom Forhan,
Murai, and myself), had just bled Mike's '87 5ktq and Tom
Forhan's 200tqw (with all of us doing the wrenching on his own
car, of course).
All vehicles, including my Coupe GT, have hydraulic clutches.
But, when we started to bleed Jeff's clutch, we noticed that
there was no rubber cap. We proceeded to clean the bleed nipple
(actually, not "we" but just Jeff, the rest of sat around making
snide comments and drinking beer, which is essentially how the
day went.....) and then applied the bleeder hose and added
pressure to the system. Nothing. Then Jeff completely removed
the bleeder screw and noticed that it was dry inside the clutch
slave. Out of curiosity, we went ahead and applied pressure, and
even pumped the brakes, to get some fluid out of the bleeder
screw hole. Still nothing.
Any ideas? Jeff says the clutch works, albeit not with great
feel. Does this entail removing and cleaning the clutch slave?
Can that be done without pulling the trans? Is Jeff due his
sacrifice to the Audi Gods? Well, Q-philes, how do we get Jeff
out of this one?
Paul "Cello" Souza - avowed AudiGeek
Well, this weekend I got together with fellow listers Murari
Srinvanisan (sp? sorry), Mike Spiers, Paul Souza & Tom Forhan for the
"1995 DC Region Brakesudsfest" (Bleeding brakes and drinking beer!)
Thanks to all for showing up, Mike for sacrificing his resevoir cap to
the cause and especially to Cello Souza and his wife for hosting the
Each car had its own quirk which we worked around, they're Audis!
However, when we finally got to my car (at 10PM) and tried to bleed
the clutch slave, nothing - bone dry. There was no cap on the bleeder
valve so it was pretty gunked up, but we even removed it totally,
applied pressure with a power bleeder and even pumped the pedal with
the valve out and still dry. The pedal is pretty hard but it works
Anyone else ever seen this problem? I'm assuming it is a problem that
should be addressed, or does it just add power assist? Like I said,
the pedal is heavy but not objectionable. Shower me with your wisdom.
'86 5kcstq with a dry clutch, leaking pentosin and no brake lights!
P.S. - Hope to see some of you out at Summit Point next Sunday.
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Subject: 5kcstq hyd. clutch DRY!?!