Hydraulic clutch line leak repair or replace

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Hydraulic clutch line leak repair or replace

Post by dthorntonministries »

The hydraulic line to the clutch slave has developed a leak, in the flexible hose. It has been suggested that this line cannot be removed and replaced with the engine in place. Has anyone had to replace this line? Also, is there a way to repair this flexible section? I don't know how much pressure is created in this line. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch line leak repair or replace

Post by WingAdmin »

If it's leaking, then it's done, there's no repairing a hydraulic line. It's time to replace it (with a braided stainless line, which should last longer than you do).

It can be done without removing much. I did mine by tying the old one to the new one (used some strong nylon string to tie the two banjo ends together), then feeding the new one in from above while pulling the old one out from below. This ensures the routing remains the same.

Some people find it easier to do by removing the alternator first, I didn't bother. Have a look here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4994

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