Hydraulics do not care what orientation they are in for pumping fluid back
and forth. Unless you have an open resevoir for air bubbles to lift out
of, then gravity really doesn't apply. Jacking the car's front or rear end
up into the air doesn't really do much for you other than give it an
interesting angle to look at while you sit back and stare at the Spit with
a beverage in hand.
You have two items to bleed on the clutch. Both the master cylinder and
clutch slave cylinders need to be bled.
Disconnect the clutch line from the master cylinder and use one of the
bleeding kits meant for brake master cylinders. They are very inexpensive
and save a big headache. You fit the appropriate plug into the port and
hook the hose back into the upper resevoir. Fill the system with fluid and
start pumping slowly. Keep pumping and watch the master resevoir until
there are no more air bubbles coming out of the line. You may need a
helper to pump the pedal for this. It's one of the reasons folks bleed the
master cylinder on the bench. That, and to avoid getting brake fluid on
Once you get that bled, you can then reconnect the clutch line and bleed
the clutch slave cylinder. They have to be done separately or you'll just
be pushing air bubbles in the system around.
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