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Guide to changing the clutch fluid?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:59 AM

Hi,

I'm going to change my clutch fluid and brake fluid in the next couple of days, is there a DIY available or can anyone give me some steps please?

Will my trusty bleed pipe work?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

View Posts2konroids, on 02 October 2011 - 11:59 AM, said:

Hi,

I'm going to change my clutch fluid, is there a DIY available or can anyone give me some steps please?

Cheers

C'mon roids just like the brake fluid but only one nipple. :rolleyes: Try the FAQs.
Same routine one man bleeder kit pump till there not much left in the top, clean it out, put in clean DOT4 and pump till it comes out clean, topping up the top as you go. :D
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:09 PM

Thanks.

Just seen this...

http://www.s2ki.com/..._1#entry9103416

But mentions the brake fluid/master cylinder? - I'm confused and hungover :D

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

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Thanks.

Just seen this...

http://www.s2ki.com/..._1#entry9103416

But mentions the brake fluid/master cylinder? - I'm confused and hungover :D

Cheers

You are bleeding the clutch, ego clutch master cyilnder.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:16 PM

Okay, so the clutch reservoir/system is a separate system to the brakes?, so no need to look/mess about with the brakes system/reservoir etc etc?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

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Okay, so the clutch reservoir/system is a separate system to the brakes?


Yes, that's how you can change gear without your forehead slamming into the steering wheel. :)
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:23 PM

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View Posts2konroids, on 02 October 2011 - 12:16 PM, said:

Okay, so the clutch reservoir/system is a separate system to the brakes?


Yes, that's how you can change gear without your forehead slamming into the steering wheel. :)


:D, that guide is just confusing then, far as i see it just do as you for the brakes but only one line to bleed and top up the small reservoir, is it 1/4 litre or something?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:24 PM

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Okay, so the clutch reservoir/system is a separate system to the brakes?, so no need to look/mess about with the brakes system/reservoir etc etc?

Young Jedi you have so much to learn, totaly seperate. :thumbup:
And yes but to change the fluid you will need 1/4-1/2 liter, just keep going till it runs clean.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

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View Posts2konroids, on 02 October 2011 - 12:16 PM, said:

Okay, so the clutch reservoir/system is a separate system to the brakes?, so no need to look/mess about with the brakes system/reservoir etc etc?

Young Jedi you have so much to learn, totaly seperate. :thumbup:


:D I admit i have never done this job myself before - its just that guide confused me/makes it more complicated that it is.

I reckon I'm more a young padawan :D

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:51 PM

Aha, just read the guide myself and it looks like a brake fluid change guide that's been amended but a few stray brake ref's have stayed in. Not very well worded. I apologise for my sarcasm.

It's the same principle (hydraulic fluid change) as the brakes but the clutch fluid is the smaller reservoir next to the brake servo.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:32 PM

No worries Gary, it just threw me a bit.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

When you are changing the clutch fluid, you may need to manually pull the clutch pedal back up after pressing it. Cant remember why this is but only occurs on the clutch. Maybe something to do with the pressure? I am sure someone here can answer.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:35 PM

Just a small tip, try not to pump the old fluid through the system, if you can get hold of a syringe and suck the old fluid out of the reservoir first that way you won't be dragging any sediment or such through the cylinders. :hello: Ang
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:45 PM

Good tip :thumbup:

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

I'm thinking now my brake bleed pipe will be to big for the clutch bleed screw, as i read its 8mm as opposed to 10mm for the brakes?

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:30 PM

Changed the clutch fluid and brake fluid today, very easy TBH dont know why i was making such a meal out of it :D.

Clutch fluid is still slighty dirty :(

Used 2x500ml bottles for the whole job.

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