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Bleeding clutch on e90

Zoraster2010-08-18 16:58:44 +0000 #1
Someone please tell me how to bleed this ridiculous thing.

There is a rubber cap that conceals a valve. Do I loosen this? If so, how? I've been loosening the 11mm screw to the right of the rubber cap, which results in fluid, holding clutch down then tightening it. Clutch response is not changing with this method.
spitpilot2010-08-18 17:14:09 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by Zoraster

Someone please tell me how to bleed this ridiculous thing.

There is a rubber cap that conceals a valve. Do I loosen this? If so, how? I've been loosening the 11mm screw to the right of the rubber cap, which results in fluid, holding clutch down then tightening it. Clutch response is not changing with this method.

The clutch bleeder nipple usually has a rubber "dust" cap on it..which must be removed to get full fluid flow when bleeding. You are doing it correctly..push pedal down while opening bleed nipple, hold pedal on floor close nipple, pull pedal up (sometimes needed if there is lots of air in system). Other way to bleed is with vaccum...I use a "cather irragation syringe"...60cc plastic syringe (no needle, just tapered tip)..push a piece of 3/16 PVC tubin on the tip, and over bleed nipple...with syringe pushed closed...open nipple and pull handle out...close bleed nipple, remove hose, dump fluid...repeat till you get nice clean fluid, with no air bubbles...that will do 90% of the bleeding with only one person..then I give it a few of the "two person pump pedal bleeds" to make sure all the crud/air gets worked outa slave cylinder by making piston in it move during bleeding.
Zoraster2010-08-18 17:30:59 +0000 #3
Thanks for your response!

Clarify this for me though: The nipple under the dust cap is supposed to be loosened? And fluid is supposed to come out through it? I have not been doing this as the thing seems impossible to move.
Zoraster2010-08-18 17:50:54 +0000 #4
This is what I'm looking at. I've been opening the screw on the right of the slave cylinder, clutch to floor then closing screw. This is accomplishing nothing.

Losing mind

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