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Hi all i know this seems like a stupid question but i have been trying to bleed me dads old eh clutch for the past month with no good outcome. The master cyl has been freshly reco with a stainless sleeve by a well known brake joint. Also i have purchased a band new slave cyl... all lines are free from blockage, but when i rey to bleed it i get nothing. All up i have spent around $350 on this system with not even a drop of reward. Please help as i am about ready to throw in the towel.

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Is it a clutch master cylinder? I have seen brake ones (disc?) used on the clutch and causing problems.
Have you tried a gravity bleed? Open the slave cylinder bleed nipple and take the top off the master. It is slow, but it works sometimes.
David

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did you prime the master cylinder first ?
on the bench fill it with brake fliud and use a screw driver to push the piston in hold your finger over the out let and release it this will draw fliud in to the cylinder
refit to the car
then pump the clutch till you feel pressure build and open the bleeder make sure you close the bleeder before releasing the pedal repeat till theres no air comming through
you should get a operating clutch system unless the master cylinders not been assembled right

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yes agree always bench bleed it first, be right after that. Now into it.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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The best way to bleed a Clutch master and slave, is to reverse bleed it.
If you don't have a good pressure bleeder, you could use a big syringe, fit it with clear hose and push the clear hose onto the bleed screw on the slave cylinder.

Withe syringe filled with the correct clutch/brake fluid and the air bubbles squeezed out before connecting to the bleed screw, release the bleed screw and push the fluid up through the slave and into the master, tighten the bleed screw.

You should have instant clutch.

The other way you could try is those little one man brake bleeder bottles/cups, or make your own with some clear hose that will fit snugly over the bleed screw and put the other end of the hose into a cup or bottle with some brake fluid in it, just enough to cover the end of the hose, so it can't suck air back in.
make sure you don't run out of fluid in the master cylinder, crack the bleed screw and pump the clutch, if at any point in this process you run out of fluid in the master, you will need to start again.

when there are no more air bubbles in the clear hose, close the bleed nipple and check for clutch, if it doesn't feel quite right, just bleed it some more.

I hope that makes sense.

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