Recently upgraded to 6 speed in the urS4.. now Clutch Bleeding
John S. Lagnese
jlagnese at massed.net
Wed Aug 6 18:06:35 PDT 2008
Tha't pretty much the self bleeder. It has a small bottle with a magnet. The
hose goes into the bottle. It works quite well. The homemade version, being
cheaper is better!
----- Original Message -----
From: <TooManyAudis at aol.com>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 3:28 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
> in the brake fluid. Attach the other end of hose to slave cylinder
> screw (you may need to stretch it out with needle nose pliers to get it
> the bleeder nipple). Place jar on firewall or engine -- anywhere where
> 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
> through 7 to 10 cycles. Refrain from pushing too far in, as this may
> the seals. Also, make sure that your brake fluid is high in the
> 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.
> 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.
> -- Tom
> 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
> slave was removed from the bell housing and reinserted unmolested. How it
> air in it is a puzzle.
> In the FWIW dept - I laid?under the car to do a quick bleed with the wife
> 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 and
> splatter like this did. Live & learn.
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