At 04:08 PM 7/28/96 PST, Clark W Nicholls wrote:
>It's payback time for the hydraulic clutch system. A few years back I
>brought the 74 out of storage and found the clutch master down, so I
>topped it off from the gallon brake fluid can, only to then realize it
>had been filled with hydraulic jack oil (as plainly written on the can)!
> I first paniced, but found everything worked properly, if not a little
>slower in the pedal. Gee, maybe I'd discovered something! I bled the
>system to use the jack oil fully. Now when I take the car out of
>storage, all that's needed is a pump-up of the pedal to get the rubbers
>accustomed to being used! No more empty master in the Spring!
>Now the problem occurs. This year the pedal was engaging quite low,
>pumping up was more frequent (the master wasn't 100% pumping). So I
>decide to bleed new fluid in to replace the black goo I see in the
>bottom of the master. Pump pump pump...no bleed action.
>Remove the master and find the innards stuck all the way in! Injecting
>WD40, brake cleaner, etc, I can get the innards within an inch of out
>but no further. Banging it on the bench gets no results, either (I
>remember years ago this worked). Next step is to find a rubber stopper
>and pressurize the master and blow out the innards... Does this sound
>right?? I've never gone to this effort before.
>I removed the Hydraulic line and cleaned it out, Will rebuild the slave
>and master with Silicone fluid.
>Agreed the best scenario?
I've found that by injecting compressed air into the outlet (where the
hydraulic line connects to the master cylinder) the inards slide right out