Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 06:42:21 GMT
From: "RWS_1" <>
Subject: Re: Bleeding clutch line

Another method is to run a vacuum line off of the slave end (at the clutch). Run the line through a sealed bottle cap towards the base of a glass bottle (with a wide cap). Drill a second hole in the cap and run a second line from the upper portion of the bottle, out the cap, to a vacuum source. Hand vacuum pumps are about $30. If you drill the holes a bit smaller than the vacuum line, and stuff the line in the hole, and you shouldn't need and type of sealer or gum. "Kai-ming Mei" <> wrote in message > A length of tubing with and a 2 liter pop bottle will work great. > > Carve a hole in the bottle top (seal with chewing gum). The best cap > for the reservoir is a spare cap drilled out. > > In article <jlAn6.48083$>, "Duane" > <> wrote: > > > > I have recently replaced the clutch and slave cylinder on my 86 900 8v > > > and > > > have not been able to get all the air out of the hydraulic line. I > > > need > > > to pressurize the system but can't seem to make an airtight seal on the > > > brake fluid reservoir with my jerry-rigged set up. > > > > > > Has anyone done this without the expensive pressurizing equipment? > > > > > > I use a bicycle tube and a hand pump. Cut the tube near the valve and > > put > > the > > long end over the reservoir opening. In reality you don't need a pump. > > Just roll the tube up and it develops enough pressure to bleed the > > clutch. > > If you have a persistent bubble, push the clutch in and let it snap up on > > its own power. This should dislodge any air bubbles. If you're really > > lucky, the clutch will gravity bleed without any pressure. That's rare, > > but > > it does happen occasionally. > > > > Duane > > -- >

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