3215Re: [bmw e28] clutch-> Yee Hah!
- Jan 2, 2005Hi Doug,
Help me out on this one, if you had the pressure
bleeder guy, then you could have bled with the bleeder
valve facing down? When I flushed the brake fluid on
my 535i, all I did was loosen the slave bleeder with
about 18 psi on the master reservoir, and gush about 6
oz. of brake fluid in my face. The caliper bled really
slow, but the clutch slave bled that in two seconds.
--- Doug Dykaar <ddykaar@...> wrote:
> Thanks to all who offered advice and encouragement.=====
> I have successfully bled Mr. clutch.
> - I jacked the car from the rear.
> - I removed the car from the slave to orient the
> bleeder straight up.
> - I used a vacuum generator (The wife doesn't do
> - I was careful to only bleed about an ounce of
> fluid at a time before
> refilling the reservoir. The clutch master pickup is
> high up on the
> reservoir so its easy to suck air.
> - I used Dan Patzer's trick of 3 pumps of the pedal
> w/ the slave bolted in
> loose, so the nuts are flush with the studs.
> I ended up sucking a big-ass air bubble out of the
> system. There may be
> magic involved, but this was so blatant even I could
> get the air out. Of
> course, I put the air in there in the first place.
> 20+ years of bleeding
> brakes, and I'd never done a clutch. I have now.
> Luckily its a balmy +8C
> So now its great! new clutch, bronze shift bushings
> installed at the same
> time, so the whole linkage is nice and tight.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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