Re: clutch won't bleed
Stefan Vapaa <turbo@...
2009-04-01 17:11:13 GMT
OK, that all sounds good. I would suggest following it up with the
traditional two-person method so that the master cylinder has a chance
to move some fluid around. That way you cover your bases. But
really, I feel pressure bleeding is as reliable a method as any.
You say it will lose "pressure" over several hours or days? By that I
am guessing you mean that when you come back to the car hours or days
later, it has lost the ability to depress the pressure plate before
the pedal hits the floor? If so, the fluid must be going SOMEWHERE
and there are only so many places it can go:
1. Exterior of the system. A joint leak for example.
2. Into the area behind the piston seal on the slave cylinder. In
which case it will show up inside the boot or bell housing once a
sufficient amount of fluid has leaked.
3. Into the area behind the piston seal on the master cylinder. In
which case it will show up inside the boot or inside the cockpit once
a sufficient amount of fluid has leaked.
It sounds like you already know all that though, so I am probably
stating the obvious.
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:53 PM, <mleon@...> wrote:
> EZ Bleed is a bleeding system that works off tire pressure. You hook it to
> a spare tire, with about 14lbs of pressure, which goes to a fluid bottle. A
> line from the fluid bottle goes to a cap that fits on to the top of the
> Lockheed resevoir. It is the same size as the resevior's cap, but has an
> fitting for the line from the fluid bottle. I then am releasing the bleeder
> on the slave, with a tube that goes to a glass jar with fluid, so as to
> eliminate the risk of sucking in air that way. I hold the bleeder open
> until there are no bubbles in the tube. Shut the bleeder and release the
> air supply hose from the spare tire. When done, the resevoir is filled to
> the top of the filler neck. But because of the angle of the master
> cylinder, there is always a little airspace back toward the firewall.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Vapaa <turbo@...>
> To: vSAAB@...
> Sent: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:42 pm
> Subject: Re: [vSAAB] clutch won't bleed
> What is EZ Bleed?
> Explain to me your bleeding procedure please. I'm thinking that if
> your hydraulic parts are OK, then perhaps your bleeding procedure may
> be at fault?
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