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post #23 of (permalink) Old 29th January 2009
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Originally Posted by stef123 View Post
what exactly does the pressure bleeder make easier? is it just a bit time consuming and annoying the old fashioned way?
On a clutch it is difficult to get any pressure to force the air out,especially as you will have an empty master cylinder.Really you either need to suck the fluid through the nipple (oo-er missus....),or push it through from the master cylinder.Once you have some fluid coming out,it's easy.You will need two people though.Once you get fluid coming though,close the nipple,get your assistant to push the pedal down,then open the nipple.Close it,then get them to pull the pedal up.Carry on until you have no air.It's best to have a small piece of pipe with a container on the end if it to collect the fluid,other wise it will go everywhere,possibly on to the clutch and contaminate it.

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