Hi all, my clutch went t'other day.....Started to feel spongy and then just went, could only get 3rd and reverse.......
I've bought a new master cylinder but I wanted to bleed the clutch first to see if that was the problem. Could always resell the cylinder if need be.
I got some fluid (Dot 4), a closed valve bleed pipe.
Method 1, I located the bleed screw, stuck the bleed pipe on it, undid the Master cylinder cover. Opened the bleed screw, raised the pedal, lowered the pedal, raised and lowered etc etc checking that fluid is topped up in reservoir.......At first I got some fluid out of the bleed pipe, but the pedal would always drop straight to the floor. No matter what I did, I couldnt get any pressure to build in the pedal.
So I ditched the bleed pipe, thinking that maybe the valve was faulty, and proceeded to method 2.
Remove cover from Master cylinder, Open bleed screw, raise pedal, close bleed screw as pedal is pressed down, check the fluid (top up if needed), repeat procedure......And, nowt.......Pedal is still flat to the floor
What am I doing wrong......???? I have bled brakes and clutches before, albeit a good while ago, is there anyhting in my methods that are incorrect?
I dont want to replace the master cylinder if it is not needed, but at this rate I might just have to......