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While I'm bleeding each wheel after replacing parts, can I use the same method to bleed the clutch (via the slave cylinder) as well?

I put steel brakelines in and lost fluid in the reservoir. It definitely went below the level of the reservoir clutch pipe and maybe drained completely, not sure.

I've seen the FAQ for a pumping fluid into the slave from below, but I'm set up to bleed the brakes (with container and tube) and would like to follow this method if it works.

Am I on the right track?

Thanks,

Paul Winterton

Vancouver, Canada

73 Inca Tii, #2762958

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i've found the easiest way to bleed the clutch (and brakes) is to gravity bleed them...i recently had to replace the clutch master in my 76 and pumping didn't work...i simply cracked the bleeder screw with small tube attached and the other end in a container of fluid and left it overnight...next morning, tightened the bleeder screw and drove away

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it is not a problem for the reservoir to go dry, so long as the tube to the master cyl. didn't. And yes, you can use the same technique, which works fine as long as there is fluid in the line. Don't let the reservoir go below 1/2 full while you are bleeding either one.

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