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Bleeding clutch line..

Postby leamyj » Thu, 29 Sep 2016 6:40 +0000

No, it's not me cursing..

What I'm looking for is a step by step to bleeding the hydraulic line on my mk1. I replaced the slave cylinder and I thought I had successfully bled it, but not so.. Had never done this job before and gave it a go, just wanna be sure I'm doing things in the right order.

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Re: Bleeding clutch line..

Postby Steve » Thu, 29 Sep 2016 1:35 +0000

- Get some clear tube to stick on the end of the bleed nipple so you can see bubbles/when the fluid runs clear/pipe it into a jar.
- Remove the clutch reservoir cap.
- Have some fluid to top up handy, don't let it drop too low or air will be pulled into the master cylinder.
If it does, see this page : http://mx5ireland.com/tech/clutchmaster.html
- Get someone with a leg in the driver's seat
- crack open the line
- have the person with the leg put the clutch in and shout "in"
- close the line
- let clutch out ("out!")
- crack open line
- clutch in "in"
- etc
- repeat until no bubbles and fluid is clear.

Don't forget to put cap back on the reservoir ;-)
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Re: Bleeding clutch line..

Postby leamyj » Thu, 29 Sep 2016 6:10 +0000

Thanks Steve, will give that another go over the weekend..if the rain stops!!

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