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bleeding the hydraulic clutch
Frank J. Bauer
dassault systemes of America email:email@example.com
Subject: bleeding the hydraulic clutch
has anyone had experience bleeding the clutch cylinders?
i replaced mine <10K ago and recently the pedal started going down.
when the return spring wouldn't snap it back anymore, i hooked up the
pressure bleeder and bled the clutch (and brakes.) worked ok for a
coupla days and then started dropping again. last night i tried the
mityvac. when i finished bleeding it there seemed to be some pedal.
this morning, my cat could have pushed the pedal down to the floor -
no pressure whatsoever. q-list etiquette prevents me from spelling out
the words and thoughts that followed. out came the pressure bleeder
again. an hour later i was motoring down the road. i can only hope i
got it right this time. suddenly i like clutch cables a lot.
btw, if anyone can measure the pedal travel between rest and when the
first bit of hydraulic pressure is felt that could help me figure out if
i have it right. i'm getting about 2 inches of travel right now.
any help from the less hydraulically disadvantaged would be appreciated.