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Old 03-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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How to Bleed or Flush the Clutch

i've had a couple of folks ask how to use a Mityvac to flush the clutch hydraulic system, so i put this together when i flushed mine yesterday. it is fairly easy, just use LOTS of rags

this is not the only way to skin this cat, just the way i do it
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:34 PM   #2
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Thanks man i appreciate it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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I know when I bleed my clutch, I have to make sure the pedal is used, I'm no expert but you may only be getting the fluid above the slave cylinder. That crap way down in the clutch system is where the real nasty contaminates are. I have a Tick Speed bleeder, but I tired to pressure bleed mine and it would not work w/o the the pedal action.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:27 PM   #4
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I know when I bleed my clutch, I have to make sure the pedal is used, I'm no expert but you may only be getting the fluid above the slave cylinder. That crap way down in the clutch system is where the real nasty contaminates are. I have a Tick Speed bleeder, but I tired to pressure bleed mine and it would not work w/o the the pedal action.
i've never done the pressure bleed on the system, only vacuuming through the speed bleeder (does a flush). one time i sucked an air bubble into the line and then i had to pump the pedal to get it to not stick to the floor. took several pumps, but the pedal feel came back pretty quickly. then i vacuumed some more, but did not get any bubbles..............they must have gone back to the reservoir.


EDIT: something else.......one time i could not get the fluid to move. the pedal was depressed and the fluid would not move from the reservoir to the slave. the cup must have been across a port or something (not real familiar with the master cylinder layout). this happened during a clutch change.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:57 AM   #5
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the pedal was depressed and the fluid would not move from the reservoir to the slave
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:47 AM   #6
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after 2 track days

this is what i looked like after 2 track days
with the new clutch, it needs flushing often
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