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Old 04-16-2021, 09:42 PM   #1
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Clutch fluid bleed

Need help bleeding clutch fluid and slave cylinder. Iím having trouble with it. I loosen the fitting and have someone push the clutch in, then tighten it, release clutch, repeat. The pedal wonít get stiff. Am I doing this wrong? Thanks
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:08 PM   #2
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I recall having to press the clutch A LOT to get it to stiffen up
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:11 PM   #3
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Yeah I have been trying that and bleeding and up down up down lol. I’ll try some more though. Anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:33 PM   #4
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I recall having to press the clutch A LOT to get it to stiffen up
Did you bleed it from the slave? Or by doing the syringe method? Iím not doing the syringe method and it seems thatís what everyone has done on the internet. Not one thing about how to properly bleed it through the slave!
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:28 AM   #5
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I just did mine and it was a new slave and the lines were empty when i started. It took me about 80 to 100 pumps to get good fluid flow.

I did not tighten every cycle. My method was

Crack open about 1/4 turn or less
Pedal down quick
Thumb or finger over end instead of tightening
Pedal up slow
Repeat steps 2,3 and 4 until there is good fluid flow.
Then do the close it and pump up pressure like a normal bleed process a couple times until good pedal and no air.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:45 AM   #6
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Pull a vacuum on the master cylinder. It will pull a majority of the air out. Then use the bleeder screw and someone pumping the pedal to get the rest of any remaining air out.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:12 AM   #7
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there is a tool that works like a paint spray gun. you hook air pressure to it and attach the feed hose to the bleeder. open the bleeder and press the trigger. the suction effect pulls the fluid out into a jar. close the bleeder when it runs clean. the syringe method may remove part of the old fluid, but not all. the amount left surely has contaminants left in it. to me, that is a ryobi tool compared to a snap on tool. may be popular, but not right.
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