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Clutch Bleed nipple

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Joe_i, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Joe_i
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    Hello. Can anyone tell me where the clutch bleed nipple is and whats the best way to access is. Thanks :crying:
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    I have 2000 S3, on that you look down by the left hand side of the battery, there is a small black plastic/rubber cap. take that off and the bleed nipple is just under that. it is just next to the gear change mechanism, towards the front.
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    What does that do??
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    As Ross has just said, look on top of the gearbox between the battery and the head, you'll see the hydraulic pipe (looks like a brake line) come in from the right. Close to this is a bleed nipple, usually with a rubber cap on it.
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    What, the bleed nipple?

    The clutch is hydraulic and the nipple bleeds the fluid on the slave cylinder, which is just an actuator to move the clutch plate.
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    Ahh my pedal bites quite low, and always has done, (for the last year) would this make it move up a bit??
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    Not sure on that? Someone else may know. If you had air in your clutch line your clutch pedal would feel spongy. Won't do any harm to bleed it anyway.
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    I have to bleed the whole system as i have changed the brake master cylinder. Thanks for your replys :icon_thumright:.
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    Bet that was a b**ch of a job?
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