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Re: Clutch Bleed

Subject: Re: Clutch Bleed
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 23:20:46 -0800
Word on the street is that said:
> In a message dated 11/4/99 8:29:58 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
> writes:
> >  
> >  James, I am not recommending, nor did I ever recommend, re-using brake
> >  fluid. I am referring to the only sure method of achieving a hard pedal
> >  on an LBC. If you use the pump-up, loosen bleeder, "squirt," tighten
> >  bleeder, do it again, method, you will never get a truly hard pedal 
> ..factory shop manual I have ever seen in my 30+ years of working on cars 
> professionally warn never to reuse fluid (this is the guy who designed the 
> system).  The company that I work for now (Volvo) even says not to reuse 
> freshly bled fluid.  Fluid makers also make the same warnings.

You missed Rocky's point.  You're not re-using freshly BLED fluid -
you're re-using FRESH FLUID.  It's not brake fluid that has been sitting
in the car for x months, you just put it in (after a drain & flush).

I am going to try Rocky's method the next time I bleed.  It seems like
a really good idea IMO.


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