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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, Adhesives, 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) lose 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.

Repeat steps 7-10 until the fluid without bubbles escapes through the bleeder valve.
 

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Thanks New today to the forum but have discovered it to be better than any site available :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks If the fluid is black is that a sign of needing to be changed? I guess its been used hard but no maggy or serious mods. I'm new to the forum and just want to thank everyone for the great info:thumbsup: :worship:
 

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It is a tiny resevoir and would be a 2 guy job. Think i'll put it of till may.
 

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If the fluid is black it's probably not a bad idea to flush it out... Clean (insert system here) fluid is happy fluid.

It's not a two person job if you have a power/vacuum bleeder. They refill the reservoir as you are bleeding the system.
 

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Lindsay Cadillac said:
If the fluid is black it's probably not a bad idea to flush it out... Clean (insert system here) fluid is happy fluid.

It's not a two person job if you have a power/vacuum bleeder. They refill the reservoir as you are bleeding the system.
If you track the car it would be a good idea to install a speed bleeder and get a power/vacuum bleeder. You can use the power bleeder on the brakes also.
 

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Call me dumb but could you tell me were the fitting is to put the power bleader? :bigroll:
 

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DaveBlk said:
Call me dumb but could you tell me were the fitting is to put the power bleader? :bigroll:
I don't have a very good picture, just an illustration out of the service manual. It will give you a pretty general idea of where it is...
 

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It does have DOt 4 brake fluid in line DOESN't it :suspense:
It actually has DOT 3 brake fluid from the factory... I think he was poking fun at your spelling of power bleeder... :duck:
 

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Lindsay Cadillac said:
It actually has DOT 3 brake fluid from the factory... I think he was poking fun at your spelling of power bleeder... :duck:
I run DOT 3 Z-Rated from Performance Friction in my Corvette, and soon to be put in the V.
 
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