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post #1 of 13 Old 19th April 2017, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Brake fluid

I need to replace the clutch slave cylinder and line. As a result I will have to add fluid and bleed the line.
What type of fluid can I use? Can different kinds be mixed? Can I get away with any DOT4 fluid?
I don't want to have to flush the brakes lines until I'm finished because the car is too close to the wall on one side preventing me from getting the wheels off.

How long can a can sit after it's been opened?

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Any DOT 3 or DOT 4 is fine. Castrol DOT 4 is a good value.

After opened, depending on the environment, I would not use after a few weeks to few months max.
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ATE Typ 200.

Replacing the line is pretty tight job. I recommend having another person help.

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ATE Typ 200.

Replacing the line is pretty tight job. I recommend having another person help.
I'm flying solo. The tranny is out for a clutch, so it may make it easier.
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I'm flying solo. The tranny is out for a clutch, so it may make it easier.
No it won't. I did it with the whole drivetrain removed and it still wasn't easy. You'll see lol

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I'm flying solo. The tranny is out for a clutch, so it may make it easier.
No it won't. I did it with the whole drivetrain removed and it still wasn't easy. You'll see lol
Why so negative, lol?
So far the hardest part for me was getting the tranny down. That thing got stuck between exhaust header and the tranny tunnel.
I can't imagine feeding a line through a piece of rubber harder than lying in your back trying to get the tranny down.
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I am not being negative. I'm trying to save you the trouble so you don't start trying to fit it and realize you need another person to help. Maybe you'll get it by yourself, I don't know.

You're replacing the line, correct? It's a hard line from the pedal to the firewall. You need to remove the panel above the pedals, and the dead pedal. Then you have to bend back the carpet and then push the line out. It has a 90° bend and the space is tight, so it's hard to do it if you're inside or outside of the car at once.

But I maybe I'm being negative.

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I am not being negative. I'm trying to save you the trouble so you don't start trying to fit it and realize you need another person to help. Maybe you'll get it by yourself, I don't know.

You're replacing the line, correct? It's a hard line from the pedal to the firewall. You need to remove the panel above the pedals, and the dead pedal. Then you have to bend back the carpet and then push the line out. It has a 90° bend and the space is tight, so it's hard to do it if you're inside or outside of the car at once.

But I maybe I'm being negative.
I appreciate your advise.
I will give it a go, and if I'm struggling I'll and my wife to help.
I already got everything exposed and ready, I just have to drain the line and disconnect it.
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Well, not to be a d1ck, but that was super easy.
I'm not sure if you were just playing with me, but if you were the joke is on me.
I now have to order the second part of the line and the bracket, between the slave and the line I replaced.
I can't get the old one separated.
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