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Old 12-06-2015, 08:39 PM
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ok. So i finally did the clutch fluid this weekend. It turned out to be very simple as suggested. I hooked up my pressure bleeder and pumped it up to about 15. I then loosened the bleeder bolt and let the fluid out. The first couple of seconds the fluid was almost black..... horrible. Then the next couple of seconds... a murky brown.... then eventually a clearer fluid started to come out and i stopped the bleeder. I went into the car and the clutch had considerably more spring in it than it did before. Started her up, drove her around the block a couple of times, and the shifts are unbelievably smooth. It is night and day of what it used to be. Overall, everything seems to be in order. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:08 PM
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Excellent. I'm glad you did it as I suggested and saw how easy it is. Physics never lets you down.

Yes, the clutch is overlooked and almost never serviced. Water and contaminates sink to the bottom of the system, and that is always the calipers and clutch slave. When I replaced my clutch and the hydraulic cylinders, the fluid was also black as night. If people took the extra few minutes to crack open the slave bleeder after they finished bleeding out the calipers, the hydraulics would last much longer than they normally do.
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