Chris NottVolks Autos
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Tifun's Avatar
    Highly Rated

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Indianapolis Indiana USA

    Question Replacing clutch slave cylinder

    Ok, so I have to replace my clutch slave. Having never bleeding it before I'm not 100% on this so any insight would be great.

    I've been told you don't have to bench bleed them and you can do it on the car so in theory I can simply do it like a brake caliper.

    1. remove old slave(one bolt)
    2. bolt new slave on
    3. remove line from old and attach to new
    4. press clutch in then open bleeder to push out air, re-tighten while pedal still pushed down
    5. repeat until no air is present
    6. go do a burnout

    I guess my concern is do I need to bleed the entire brake system? I seriously just had new Motul fluid put in less than a month ago. Obviously I need to keep an eye on the fluid levels blah blah blah, but for the most part I feel this is the steps to take. Does anyone have any tips or info that I may not know???? Seems like I can do this all in about a half hour with an extra hand to push the pedal for me.

    Also, pics for clicks

  2. # ADS
    Join Date
  3. #2
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    The clutch line comes off the brake resovoir about half way up, so you wont affect the brake system at all, although you will need to fill it up.

    What you've suggested sounds feasible, other approach you could take is to use a pressure bleeding kit like an eezibleed, you just need to ensure the pressure is low enough that you dont blow the resovoir to bits (been there, done that!)

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build

  4. #3
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Cardiff, United Kingdom

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    You can just bleed the clutch, as when the fluid drains when removing the slave, not all of the fluid drains away.

    Try gravity bleeding, ie just fill the resevior release the nipple until you get a steady trickle and close the nipple. That should give you al least a clutch good enough to properly bleed



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO