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Old 03-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #81
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That top one looks an awful lot like an RX7 slave cylinder, Gearhead.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:11 PM   #82
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Love your shaft, Lars.
$26.50 and you can love it for an hour.

It is actually for when I drop my transmission. Makes getting to all the bolts a breeze.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #83
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That top one looks an awful lot like an RX7 slave cylinder, Gearhead.
The rear of it does for sure, maybe thats the source of my problems.

Got the master off.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #84
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I noticed the ends of two slave cylinders were different the other day when I put the one from my '02 5-speed next to the one from my new '01 6-speed. I stuck with the one that was already in the car, so I'm hoping that will work.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #85
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Use lube on those ends, shaft lovers!
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Any tips on getting the ends of those clutch fluid lines to screw in easily? The one that is supposed to screw into the master does not want to go in.

I think I may end up doing a detailed writeup to help other helpless peoples.
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Any tips on getting the ends of those clutch fluid lines to screw in easily?
They're a pain. Best I can tell you is get the threads as clean as possible and then lubricate with a little brake fluid. You want to start them by hand so they don't cross-thread. Don't be shy about bending the hard line a bit to get them going in as straight as possible. Easily the worst part of the job.
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Kinda glad to hear that, I was unable to get the one for the slave cylinder in and I couldn't figure out why. I hope the one for the slave goes in easier.
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On the slave cylinder end, it might work better to get the line started before you bolt the slave cylinder down. It's all about getting a straight shot.
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Any tips on getting the ends of those clutch fluid lines to screw in easily? The one that is supposed to screw into the master does not want to go in.

I think I may end up doing a detailed writeup to help other helpless peoples.

Seriously this thread is worse than some of mine.

Thank you for making me feel better about myself.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:34 AM   #91
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Seriously this thread is worse than some of mine.

Thank you for making me feel better about myself.
I only asked b/c I was trying to get the master cyl one threaded for like 15 minutes to no avail and I wanted to make sure I didn't *** something up.

And your welcome. Your build thread makes me feel like a poor genus.
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I reverse bleed everything when dry:

Buoyancy is your friend. I pressurize through the caliper or slave, then force the fluid upward. When bubbles stop popping at the master, you are done.
Then, I suicide bleed from there forward.
Hustly, I have all plans of making a reverse bleed pressure based system like this, but I have a dumb question, What do you use to remove the fluid at the reservoir before it overflows?
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Hustly, I have all plans of making a reverse bleed pressure based system like this, but I have a dumb question, What do you use to remove the fluid at the reservoir before it overflows?
If I understand what your trying to do correctly, I'd use a syringe. This one would work well.
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Brake fluid baster!! My wife thinks it's a turkey baster. Poor lost soul.
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That would work nicely. lol. I was trying to over complicate things as usual...
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Hustly, I have all plans of making a reverse bleed pressure based system like this, but I have a dumb question, What do you use to remove the fluid at the reservoir before it overflows?
Is your time and the cost of materials seriously cheaper then the $70 it costs from TSE to just buy one?
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is this thread serious? I've changed my slave in my office parking lot before during lunch.
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is this thread serious? I've changed my slave in my office parking lot before during lunch.
Thuper cereal. I've never had the opportunity to do this kind of thing before.
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Can you get a stainless steel line that goes from your master cylinder to your slave cylinder, or am I stuck with what I got? I ask because I think I bent it pretty good on both ends and I'm having a hard time getting it back in, its really being a pain on the slave cyl end.

This looks right except it's too short.
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You need the extended version to replace the curly part. The short one is just to replace the rubber above the metal coil.

Get the longer one and be done with it.
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