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Old 05-13-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default PSA: Bleed your clutch

I noted my pedal was acting a bit funny, engaging lower than normal so I decided to bleed the clutch.

What joooo need:

Cold engine

9mm 1/4" drive DEEEEP socket

1/4" rat****

What joooo need to do:

Unbolt and move your coolant tank.

reach down in there and put your ratchet/9mm socket on the clutch slave cylinder.

Either,

A: pump up your brake bleeder with new fluid and loosen the fitting and let the fluid dribble for a while.

or

B: Have someone pump the clutch down/bleed/pump/bleed/you get the picture.

anyhow, If you haven't done it in 2yrs... I'd strongly suggest it.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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I lack that pedal :P
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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Default You'd better work on that man.

My other car could have had a DSG, but it wasn't good enough for me, or the wife.

FWIW, DSG is brilliant and the best ATX I have ever driven... but comes short.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Default I've wondered about that. I've had the car 3 years and have never done it.

It has started to make a little groaning noise when letting it out slow.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:09 PM   #5
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Default Just do it...

It's a bit of a reach. Make sure the Engine is cold. My impatience and high pain tolerance resulted in 2nd degree burns on my forearms, lol.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:10 PM   #6
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Default you forgot the standard clutch bleed disclaimer...

the bleeder is plastic, and easy to break.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:15 PM   #7
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Default Thanks for the disclaimer ;)

Mine has lasted since 1999.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:23 PM   #8
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Default I have a product just for you its called

"Hot .. Not" a sleeve that goes over your arm for doing nutty jobs like we do =] works well!
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:34 AM   #9
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Default and the other one

(if you do it from below on a lift)

if you don't move out of the way, the fluid will either end up in your arm pit or on your shoe.
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lol, exactly!
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