[Spridgets] Troubleshooting advice needed please

Jim Johnson bmwwxman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 22:48:04 MDT 2008


What Frank said!  Worked for me and I did mine without a helper. Get Martha
to teach you how...   ;-)


On 6/18/08, Frank Clarici <spritenut at comcast.net> wrote:
> Brad
> Due to the incline of the clutch master, you really do not have much
> fluid to bleed out before the master sucks air even if there is juice in
> it, the rear end is tilted up and sucks air when it's about 1/2 full.
> Get yourself a lovely assistant to fill the master with each squirt of
> the bleeder.
> Or for best results, use air to power bleed it.
> Get an old cap, pop off the center cover, drill a 1/4" hole in the
> depressed spot where the vent hole is, use a rubber tipped blow gun and
> force the juice thru the system with about 10-15 psi, no more than 20.
> When the are ready to open the bleeder, have the helper start the air
> flow the instant you open it up.
> You will see the juice come out full stream, yell stop to the helper as
> you close the bleeder.
> Do watch the juice level too.
> I gave up the old way, I just power bleed and it usually works the first
> time.
> You can even use the original cap if you do not have a spare, just
> replace the snap in center cap after you drill out the inner part.
> --
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
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