Recently upgraded to 6 speed in the urS4.. now Clutch Bleeding
dgraber460 at aol.com
dgraber460 at aol.com
Wed Aug 6 14:38:57 PDT 2008
Guys- ?I have a pressure bleeder, and have done the jar, and check valves and _all_ the usual. I got lazy and didn't hook anything up as I was hurrying to get this car on the road for the URQ25 meeting this weekend. This was supposed to be one quick bubble and done. Didn't happen that way. Shortcuts usually aren't. Live & learn.
From: TooManyAudis at aol.com
To: quattro at audifans.com
Sent: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: Recently upgraded to 6 speed in the urS4.. now Clutch Bleeding
The clutch slave / master cylinder can be bled cleanly and single-handedly
using an aquarium tank air hose and a glass jar.
After bleeding all 4 brake lines, put an inch or two of brake fluid in the
glass jar. Insert one end of the air hose in jar, making sure it is immersed
in the brake fluid. Attach the other end of hose to slave cylinder bleeder
screw (you may need to stretch it out with needle nose pliers to get it over
the bleeder nipple). Place jar on firewall or engine -- anywhere where you
can see the air hose and it is above the master cylinder.
Open bleed valve. Slowly depress and pull back on the clutch -- you may go
through 7 to 10 cycles. Refrain from pushing too far in, as this may damage
the seals. Also, make sure that your brake fluid is high in the reservoir.
Once you see the hose full of new, bubble free brake fluid, screw in the
bleeder valve and test clutch. Top off with more clean brake fluid. Drive.
Naysay all you want, but it's worked on my 4000q, my 80q and my 200q 20v
with no spraying, splattering or brake fluid ingestation.
In a message dated 8/6/2008 2:24:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
quattro-request at audifans.com writes:
Even a small amount of air will do that.
I just got my URQ bcak together with the 20V and the clutch system never
came apart, but had air in it when I first started the motor. On removal the
slave was removed from the bell housing and reinserted unmolested. How it got
air in it is a puzzle.
In the FWIW dept - I laid?under the car to do a quick bleed with the wife on
the pedal. Super Blue burns the skin and tastes absolutley awful!!
Fortunately my glasses kept it out of my eyes. I?had never had a bleed job spit
splatter like this did. Live & learn.
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