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Old 02-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Bleeder - clutch

I want to work on my clutch (removing a valve) and need to bleed the clutch afterwards. I've never bled brakes before, nevermind a clutch, so what are my options?

I can get someone to help me with "buddy method" and close the valve after each clutch press, yet I'd rather just do it myself if I can find a tool that will allow me to for a decent price (or free if someone can lend me one, or even give me a hand since I've never done this before).
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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you can't use pressure pumps (pressure bleeder kits) on hydraulic clutches. you must get a buddy to assist you with this one. pressure bleeders are only good for bleeding brakes. oh and don't forget to bleed first, then remove valve!
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you could gravity bleed it if you're not getting a ton of air in the system (like when you replace an M/c). open the bleeder and let it drip out. this is also a good way to bleed calipers on high mileage cars



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you can't use pressure pumps (pressure bleeder kits) on hydraulic clutches. you must get a buddy to assist you with this one. pressure bleeders are only good for bleeding brakes. oh and don't forget to bleed first, then remove valve!
why can't you?
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you could gravity bleed it if you're not getting a ton of air in the system (like when you replace an M/c). open the bleeder and let it drip out. this is also a good way to bleed calipers on high mileage cars





why can't you?
Never tried it, but I was only going by the instructions on the kit's manual. I have a pressure bleeder and only use it for my brakes. I get a buddy to work the pedal when I bleed my clutch.
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it's not actually too difficult to do... before you even start removing the lines to your valve that you want to remove, make sure you have the correct size flare nut wrenches! otherwise called "line wrenches"

also, open the clutch bleeder before you start... make sure you can get fluid out of there first... no sense doing the job if the bleeder is seized.

remove/replace the valve/orifice and then let your clutch gravity bleed... then use a stick to push your clutch pedal down all the way and wedge it against your seat or something to keep the pedal down... then close the bleeder... remove the stick and see if your clutch pedal feels normal... it should feel just like it did before the work...
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