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Old 10-30-2007, 12:31 PM
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240D clutch

I posted a thread a while back about a stuttering clutch when the engine/clutch is cold.

stuttering clutch- when cold

I'd like to try to bleed the clutch to see if it helps. What do you think? It certainly can't hurt unless I screw it up. Any special procedure/tricks to bleeding a 240D clutch?

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Old 10-30-2007, 12:34 PM
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No tricks to bleeding the clutch. It's just a simple hydraulic system without any valves. It should have bled itself out by now. Do you have to add fluid?
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:38 PM
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The manual says to reverse bleed it by using the RF caliper as a pressure source. That didn't work at all for me.

I ended up bleeding it like normal brakes. Have a helper pump the pedal, hold it down as you crack open the bleed valve and repeat until no more bubbles come out.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:45 PM
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Not losing fluid nor do I see any leaks. I bled the brakes couple of months ago but did not do the clutch. It should be done even if it does not help the stuttering clutch.

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No tricks to bleeding the clutch. It's just a simple hydraulic system without any valves. It should have bled itself out by now. Do you have to add fluid?
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:58 PM
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Reverse bleeding is not easy unless you have the right stuff on hand, the proper size clear hose, 5/16, too fit over the brake nipple (9mm) and over the clutch slave nipple (7mm) this is where I got tired of the brake fluid shower or at least crawling back under in a puddle of B/F and re atteching the hose. Use a couple tiny hose clamps and use a 1/4 socket (not a screw driver) too tighten them. I have all that in a Ziplock and bleeding is easy. I dont want too wait for gravity and no "peddle down, close nipple yda,yda, Just pump the heck out the peddle, pump some more, close nipples, done
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I did the factory recommended brake-to-slave cylinder blled. It worked fine, if a bit odd.

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