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Vacuum bleed clutch by Heinz_57_Fiero
Started on: 05-04-2015 09:54 PM
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Last post by: Adjustso3 on 05-05-2015 04:29 PM
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Today I replaced the entire clutch hydraulic system with a new stainless clutch line from TFS, and Rodney's aluminum master and slave. Usually trying to bleed the air out of the system is a day long ordeal of pumping the clutch pedal and trying to force air bubbles out of the slave.
This time I decided to use a combination of Rodney's one way bleeder valve and a vacuum pump to refill the system. It worked really slick - filled and bled in one operation that only took about 20 minutes. Now I have a nice firm pedal and full disengagement.
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Did you use one of those vac bleeders like the ones the sell at Harbor Freight for $30 ?
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Yes, any kind of handheld vacuum pump will work, whether it's a MightyVac or some other brand. The vacuum pump draws the fluid from the master reservoir through the clutch line and slave. Rodney's one way bleeder valve is the key to keeping air from being drawn back in to the system when you push the rod into the slave to free the trapped air bubbles in the last step.
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Great, thanks
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