: how to bleed the clutch hydraulic lines???



obzidian
12-07-05, 05:25 PM
Sorry guys/gals, but i have search and in either a search/keyword retard or its not around!!! :eek: :bang2:

So, can anyone help me with a procedure or link to page where i can find how to do this on our V'z?

That would be great!! I suspect that my clutch isnt fully disengaging and this is step one for me.

thanks!!:duck:

Lindsay Cadillac
12-07-05, 06:56 PM
Hydraulic Clutch Bleeding (CTS-V)
Notice: DO NOT use fluid which has been bled from a hydraulic clutch system, in order to fill the clutch master cylinder reservoir, due to the possibility that the fluid may be aerated, have too much moisture content, or be contaminated and may cause system or vehicle damage.
1. Ensure the reservoir is filled to the fill line with new hydraulic fluid. Add fluid if required from a clean sealed container. Refer to Sealers and Lubricants for correct hydraulic fluid type.
2. Stroke the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position at least 15 times.
3. With the pedal in the down position, open the bleeder valve (1) at the concentric slave cylinder to release trapped air.
4. Close the bleeder valve (1) and slowly return the clutch pedal to the up stop position.
5. Open the bleeder valve (1) and slowly depress the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position until the fluid escapes through the bleeder.
6. Close the bleeder valve (1).
7. Return the clutch pedal to the up stop position.
8. Depress the clutch pedal from the up stop to the down position.
9. Open the bleeder valve (1) and allow fluid with air bubbles to escape through the bleeder valve.
10. Close the bleeder valve (1).
Important: Always make sure that the clutch fluid reservoir remains filled with new clean hydraulic fluid.
11. Repeat steps 7-10 until the fluid without bubbles escapes through the bleeder valve.

calicadi
12-09-05, 11:43 PM
Thanks for the write-up James. :D

Is it normal for the clutch fluid to be so dark. There was a thread a while back on this subject. I'd like to hear your thoughts.