[ROVERNET - UK] Clutch master cylinder
slatskars at comcast.net
Mon Sep 18 20:43:23 BST 2006
I recently rebuilt the brakes on my 74 MGB and had difficulty in bleeding
the front brakes using a Mity-Vac unit. After I bled them the old way, I
remembered an old trick that can really help. Remove the bleed screw and put
a little grease on the threads and then re-install. This give a better seal
around the threads, reducing the amount of air entering at this point.
I too have had difficulty when bleeding a clutch system and solved it by
hooking a pressure can to the slave cylinder and feeding the fluid in that
way. Removes the air by pumping from the bottom up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Dibdin" <sdibdin at hotmail.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Clutch master cylinder
> Thanks Eric,
> Worth a try. It's certainly much better than before. The cluth would
> engage by itself while parking etc, so at least now I can control the car
> more effectively. I'll try one more bleeding session with a self bleeder
> and double check my adjustments. It's pretty good now, I'm just worried
> about reliablity of the unit for the future.
>>From: Eric Russell <p6rovers at yahoo.com>
>>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>>To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Clutch master cylinder
>>Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:34:24 -0700 (PDT)
>>That sounded like a challenge.
>>My method for bleeding the clutch system sometimes
>>involved keeping all the hydraulic pipes connected but
>>unbolting the clutch slave cylinder and lowering it
>>toward the ground. I also have a self-bleeding screw
>>on the slave cylinder so I attach the rubber adapter,
>>the plastic pipe, and the nylon collection bottle to
>>the slave cylinder. Then I go inside the car and pump
>>the clutch pedal about 10 or 12 times.
>>Then I tighten the bleed screw on the slave, undo my
>>fluid bleeding gear, rebolt the slave cylinder to the
>>gearbox, and adjust the actuating arm to
>>Then, I have no trouble with the clutch.
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