Date: 7 Nov 2002 16:10:04 GMT
Subject: Re: 84 900 turbo clutch

Someone who looks an awful lot like Grunff <> wrote: > wrote: >> If you don't have to open >> up the hydraulic system, avoid it if at all possible, bleeding the bubbles >> out of it is a pain in the butt, big time. > First time I bled a C900 clutch, it took me half a day to > get it right. I then made a pressure bleeder using a > reservoir cap, some tube, and a garden sprayer. Actually, I've found a method which doesn't suck. The reason that the bubbles are hard to get out, is the long vertical steel pipe working against you. So, just use that to your advantage, and bleed it backwards. I used a turkey baster from the kitchen (ahem. I need to go buy another turkey baster, I just remembered.), with some clear hose from the hardware store. Use the baster as an open-topped funnel (I suppose a funnel would work as well), elevate it well above the height of the reservoir. I held it to the opened hood with a clothespin, but of course duct tape would work. Attach the end of the hose that's not on the funnel, to the bleeder nipple on the clutch slave cylinder, open that up, and take the cover off the reservoir. Idea here is to push fluid & air UP into the reservoir, so you're not fighting gravity with the air bubbles. Add fluid to the funnel until the bubbles come out through the reservoir, crank down the bleeder nipple, test it, repeat if necessary, and you're done. I'm not saying it's more (or less) elegant than the garden sprayer solution, but letting gravity help you, rather than fight it, works for me. Dave Hinz

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