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Old 03-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #101
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #102
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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.
Thats what I'm thinking of, one that will go from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder, amiright? I'm guessing the one that I posted would go from the "break" in the hard line down to the slave cylinder below? That isn't exactly what I want bit it'd do.

Maybe something more like this.

Thanks all.

Edit: or maybe something like this?

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I AM DISAPPOINTMENT

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Old 03-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #103
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You want this clutch line. It goes from the slave cylinder to the the fitting up top on the passengers side. I do not believe any one makes a line to replace the whole hard line that goes across the engine bay.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #104
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Sheesh, gearhead. It's a forking car, not an intergalactic star destroyer. You go to the store (or website), and pick a part. It's not brain surgery. There's 16 year old illegal hispanics who can't even speak english that are hopping up cars in california.

God forbid you decide you need to do the brakes, because you're either gonna die or never get the car back on the road.


Now, pick the one shuiend linked to, and buy it.
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A little respect for the demigod please.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #106
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You want this clutch line. It goes from the slave cylinder to the the fitting up top on the passengers side. I do not believe any one makes a line to replace the whole hard line that goes across the engine bay.
Cool, thanks Lars, again. Buying.

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There's 16 year old illegal hispanics who can't even speak english that are hopping up cars in california.

God forbid you decide you need to do the brakes, because you're either gonna die or never get the car back on the road.
No, I'd figure it out eventually.

Like I said, I've never had the opportunity to work on a car before buying the one I've got now. I can't learn this stuff through osmosis. I understand that it isn't that complicated (at all) but doing this sort of thing for the 1st time can make you second guess yourself a lot.

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A little respect for the demigod please.
THANK YOU. At lest somebody is showing some respect.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:12 PM   #107
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Get the damn clutch working and you might get a little >< respect.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:23 PM   #108
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Bah. Get the clutch working and I may show a smidgon >< of respect.

It's just a couple of bolts and fittings. The worst thing you can do is cross thread something. Just start everything by hand, and once you get it threaded in a few turns, use a wrench. Snug on the line fittings, don't horse on them like a lug nut.

I once talked a guy through a slave rebuild via email after he had advertized his Miata on CL. The slave blew, and some "mechanic" told him he needed a clutch for big bucks. 16 year old kid, first car, no money. I could have stolen the car, and laughed about him. Instead, I showed him this link: http://www.miata.net/garage/slavecyl.html and walked him through it. Took 2 days and less typing than this thread, and he did it. Drove up from 45 minutes away to personally thank me and show off the car.
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THANK YOU. At lest somebody is showing some respect.
Uhhhh . . . it's called sarcasm Shearhead.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:01 AM   #110
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Uhhhh . . . it's called sarcasm Shearhead.
Yes, I know. I was being sarcastic too. I was doing so to make fun of my own mechanical incompetence.
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I was doing so because everyone's getting so worked up. It's hilarious. Thanks for the thread.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:33 AM   #112
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I was doing so because everyone's getting so worked up. It's hilarious. Thanks for the thread.
Your welcome. I was trying to keep it light hearted too, but haters gon' hate.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #113
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This thread makes me sad.
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This thread makes me sad.
I'll do a nice write up when I'm done and turn that frown upside down.
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Lol at thread title change.

Joe needs a ciabatta half-loaf and a nice sangiovese.
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I'll do a nice write up when I'm done and turn that frown upside down.
On changing the clutch slave? What is there to write up about?

"Remove clutch line, unbolt two bolts, remove slave, replace"?
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On changing the clutch slave? What is there to write up about?

"Remove clutch line, unbolt two bolts, remove slave, replace"?
Easier said then done, but yeah.

I'm finished it btw, it's not that it was hard to figure out, just awkward as hell to get to, and thus demotivating. I ended up just bending the curly-q to get it closer to me and eventually I was able to get it to screw into the new slave cylinder, so I don't need that braided steel clutch line I ordered... sheeet. This would have been easier if I had longer arms, but this thing helped on both the slave and the master cylinders.
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Easier said then done, but yeah.

I'm finished it btw, it's not that it was hard to figure out, just awkward as hell to get to, and thus demotivating. I ended up just bending the curly-q to get it closer to me and eventually I was able to get it to screw into the new slave cylinder, so I don't need that braided steel clutch line I ordered... sheeet. This would have been easier if I had longer arms, but this thing helped on both the slave and the master cylinders.
Whether you like it or not, you'll have to do this again in the future Gearhead.

Use the damn SS clutch line.
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Whether you like it or not, you'll have to do this again in the future Gearhead.

Use the damn SS clutch line.
I would have if I had it. I orders it yesterday, got board & decided to try to bend the curly-q so I could screw on the SC, which I did. When I have to do it again I'll use the SS line, which I will keep.

Also, when I tried to refill the master cylinder, the new fluid will not drain down the line. Yes, the bleeder valve is open. It bubbles a bit and then stops, maybe a half inch of fluid has drained down out of the MC in the last hour. I'm gonna try and bleed it again after dinner.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #120
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Ummm. Have you pumped the pedal?
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