"... Doug Reid made and sold a bleeder extension that put the bleeder
screw above the bell housing ..."
I've got one of those.Â One of the best 'mods' I ever made to my BJ8.Â
Bled the clutch once in the parking lot of a restaurant in Durango,
waiting for the restaurant to open.
On 2/17/2019 5:45 PM, Bob Haskell wrote:
> The bleed screw is on top as any air in the system will seek the
> highest point.Â Before he passed, Doug Reid made and sold a bleeder
> extension that put the bleeder screw above the bell housing, next to
> the cylinder head.Â If you can find one, it would make future bleeding
> If you buy a new master or slave cylinder, make sure that it's
> compatible with silicone.Â The last master cylinder I bought wasn't.
> Bob Haskell
> Austin Healey 3000 MkI registrar
> On 2/17/19 3:58 PM, Tom Felts wrote:
>> update--slave was pretty dirty inside but the rubber looked great--no
>> obvious erosion at all.Â Pulled the flex rubber line and did't see
>> any defects---but will replace it anyway.Â Will pull the master and
>> rebuild it just in case.Â It is a B***H to get to.
>> Oh---the bleed screw on the slave is at the top where you can't get
>> to it unless you remove the tunnel hump.Â Assuming you can bend the
>> rubber hose enough, is there any problem moving the bleed screw to
>> the bottom?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Tom Felts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:18:27 -0500 (EST)
>> Subject: [Healeys] Clutch woes
>> Went out to do my mid-winter start up and general check of the BJ8
>> today.Â Pushed in the clutch---absolutely no resistance and went
>> right to the floor.Â Checked fluid--empty.Â No obvious leaks from the
>> master----some leaks on the floor---haven;t climbed under her yet,
>> but will---suspect the slave.
>> Oh well--at least it didn't happen on the road.Â BTW, I'm using, and
>> have been using silicone fluid for a long time------wonder if the
>> rubber in the slave finally gave up.
>> I understand there is a code # for compatible silicone fluid in
>> clutch/brake applications---??
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