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I have'nt actually done this model but have come accross this design many times. First thing is to disconnect the hydraulic pipe (having previously filled the resevoir) let the fluid run through the pipe (gravity) making sure the resevoir is constantly kept topped up. Once you're sure the pipe is full of fluid reinsert the pipe and replace the clip. Now keep pumping the clutch pedal and gradually you should get some pressure. It's very unlikely you'll get proper pressure, if you do good. Assuming you don't release the clip and genttly back off the pipe WITHOUT removing it from the cylinder. Any remaining air should flow out with the fluid via the bleed opening. Push the pipe back in and relplace clip. Pumpthe pedal until you have proper pressure. As I said this is a general guide to this sort of set-up and some else may well advise you slightly differently. It's not as difficult as it sounds. Underneath what looks like a bleed nipple is a floating valve. When its full of fluid it shuts.(in theory). Of course sometimes an air bubble stubornly refuse to exit but just take your time and be patient.
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