info on bleeding clutch


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info on bleeding clutch

Postby bpaulhicks » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:13 pm



need info on bleeding clutch?


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Re: info on bleeding clutch

Postby Steve F » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:22 am

No, I'm good. Thanks.
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Re: info on bleeding clutch

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:36 am

Steve, are we feeling frisky this morning? ;)

The procedure is exactly like brake bleeding. Open the top reservoir and using something like a turkey baster suck the old fluid out. Refill with fresh (dot 4) fluid. The bleeder valve is inside the left side cover next to the alternator. Open the valve, I use a Mity-vac, and suck out the old fluid until it runs clear with no bubbles. If you don't have a Mity-vac you will have to pump the old fluid out with the clutch lever. Best to have a helper with this. Keep an eye on the reservoir so that it doesn't run dry. Keep it filled until you're finished.
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Re: info on bleeding clutch

Postby Steve F » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:46 am

I might also add, before you crack open the reservoir top, completely (as in totally) cover anything and everything in the vacinity of the reservoir and/or the slave cylinder. If you happen to get brake fluid on anything painted, you'll regret it big time.


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