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Old 11-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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Compressed.

If the piston on the mc is even slightly compressed, it will NOT allow fluid to flow through. Trust me on this one. What have you got to lose? It'll take you three minutes to back those bolts out. It'll go. Just keep the bleeder open - and pressure on the system - until you have the master cylinder back in place.

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Old 11-22-2009, 11:42 AM
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17000th try- no clutch- but thanks for all the help!

Had a second assistant yesterday afternoon. Continued pumping the clutch to bleed from the top. No pressure on the system but did eventually get clear fluid running...and continuous air bubbles, which I think do come from the dodgey bleeder valve. It's a new Meyle slave cylinder...that seems to be all I could find online. But the valve is definitely prone to air leakage I think.

Not sure what I'm going to try next. Might be worth going out and getting a Mity Vac...if I don't get this fixed I'll miss Thanksgiving with my family AND deer hunting. Maybe one more reverse bleed from the brake system and then a Mity Vac. Or I might put the old part back on and just bleed it every other week or so until I can come up with a real solution...but that seems conterproductive. Don't want to go through this again!
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:08 PM
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Or I might put the old part back on and just bleed it every other week or so until I can come up with a real solution...[/QUOTE]

So if your clutch works with the old slave (even for a week) wouldn't that suggest a faulty replacement part?
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:39 PM
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Yeah, something else is definitely wrong with the system. If it works with the old slave, then the replacement's faulty. Call the retailer.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:24 PM
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Teflon tape.

Did you wrap the threads on the bleeder?

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:41 PM
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old part works great (for now)

It took me about two hours total to put the old part back on, bleed it, and get my car back (finally). I'm sending the new part back.

Didn't think of putting teflon tape on the bleeder valve. Good idea, but you'd have to pay me pretty well to put that puppy back on there.

Thanks for all the help. That was awful, but I'd damn glad to be able to drive again.
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