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Re: bleeding the hydrauli
Frank J. Bauer,firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Fj> has anyone had experience bleeding the clutch cylinders?
Fj> i replaced mine <10K ago and recently the pedal started going down.
<<Deletia of double spaced low pedal woes>>
When I replaced the slave cylinder on a '84 5KS I had similar
problems, there was air in the system somewhere, and I
couldn't get at it no matter how well I bled the system.
What I ended up doing was getting a large brake reservoir
off a boneyard GM car, and an Audi reservoir cap. I drilled
out the top of the cap, and epoxyed it to the GM reservoir.
So, where the GM reservoir used to slip into the GM master
cylinder I had the Audi master cylinder reservoir cap.
I screwed the "additional capacity temporary bleeding Audi
apparatus"tm. to the top of the reservoir and filled it.
Put a drip pan under the car, cracked the clutch cylinders
just "enough" and let it drip for a day, occasionally
checking the level.
To my amazement it worked. Never had a problem with air
in the line again.
I got this idea from a mechanic friend who said there were
certain vintage English cars whose brake systems could
only be bled in this manner.
... Put on your seatbelt. I'm gonna try something new.
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