Your help would be greatly appreciated.
The clutch on my 66 BJ8 was working fine but I decided to change a leaking
clutch slave cylinder with a new replacement. After fitting the new part I
bled the system with new Dot 4 fluid and found that the clutch pedal was very
hard to push down and did not want to return quickly to the up position.
Assuming I had left some air in the system, I re-bled the system which made no
I contacted the supplier who suggested that some dirt may have contaminated the
one way valve in the master cylinder so suggested either replacing the master
cylinder or rebuilding with a kit. Due to time constraints, I opted for the
replacement and fitted the new master cylinder and re-bled the system.
The clutch operation is now much lighter to depress but the clutch pedal will
not return quickly to up position making a fast gear change or double de-clutch
almost impossible. In addition, if I pump the clutch quickly, after the fourth
or fifth depression it will stop on the way down as if I were pressing the
Do I have a problem with one of the parts or have I missed something here? TIA.
66 BJ8 works rep
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