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Old 09-09-2007, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bleed Clutch without Power Bleeder?

I'm going to be replacing my slave clutch cylinder but I don't have a power bleeder. Is that something that's really required or is there a pump-the-clutch type solution?

Sorry for the newb question. I'm new to BMW's but have been working on cars for a while now.
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A simple vacuum line into a bottle works great. Constant pumping is unnecessary, open the line drop the pedal close the line, do that a few times and you are good. Of course unless you have other problems.
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Other problems doesn't sound promising

I'll try that, thanks!

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Old 09-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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vacuum applied works wayy better than pressure

if you have a simple vacuum hand pump find a way to seal off the top of the brake fluid reservoir and run the vacuum line into it...pump it up vacuum pressure to about 15-20 psi and watch the bubbles come up, does all the work for you...

this only works with the clutch, not the brakes
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So basically you're forcing the air backup into the reservoir?
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