Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 23:50:47 -0500
From: Kai-ming Mei <>
Subject: Re: Bleeding clutch line

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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