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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:29 PM
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Clutch Slave Cylinder - Tips for loosening bleeder

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I can't for the life of me get enough room to get the torque needed to loosen the clutch slave cylinder's bleeder. I have been soaking it the last couple days thinking that would help in the cramped space, but cant get enough room/leverage to break it free.

I know members of this forum will have some tips and tricks.

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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:35 PM
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Take if off so you can remove the bleeder on the workbench. Then reinstall and bleed - it does not take too long (on my 94 NAS anyway). One lesson learned, if in doubt, replace it. If it begins to leak it puts brake fluid on the clutch.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:43 PM
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If you remove it, replace it with a factory unit. Cry once, buy once.
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1/4" ratchet and socket. Won't take much before it breaks.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:57 PM
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So should I order a new slave because I am going to bet I break it off. If I should order a new slave what else should be done? Like to place just one order for parts.
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I would order new master, slave and lines if it was me.
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Never replaced clutch or brake line? Is it fairly easy or is it an art form?
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Super easy and self evident when you remove the old with the MC and SC.
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I would not say super easy. If it is LHD, the master is a fair bit of work. With the 4 cylinders the down pipe needs to come out for the slave and that can be a pain especially if it is the big one piece unit.
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He was asking about replacing the lines John and yes it is super easy. They are plug and play. As for the master on a LHD you unbolt the brake master from the bulkhead and nudge it out of the way and the clutch master can be wiggled out.
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It is a 110 RHD 200 TDi

------ Follow up post added April 14th, 2016 08:47 PM ------

What brands are considered genuine land rover? I read i should get genuine parts.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 10:52 PM
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1/4" ratchet---as John said. Never broken one, but I don't know how tight yours is this that isn't gospel... I use a ratchet to loosen mine if they are tight. Striped too many brake fittings and such now I use a brake line wrench and a 1/4" ratchet when tight.
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I have gotten the rachet on the bleeder but there is not enough room to get leverage to break it loose. Do you also remove the slave to get the bleeder off? Seems like the top nut to the slave will be hard to get to.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:06 PM
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What brands are considered genuine land rover? I read i should get genuine parts.
OEM was Girling, now under the great TRW agglomeration. OEM is what you want. It does not need to be genuine. Genuine is the same part at 5 times the price.
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To get the slave out, it is best to remove the exhaust down pipe first, IMO. Then you have clear access.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 05:40 PM
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Update: Was able to get the bleeder loose without removing any other parts. Just had to adjust how I approached the task of getting my hand up into the tight space. Used a socket to break it free and an open ended wrench to bleed. Flushed out all the old fluid and now the clutch works great.

Thanks for all the advice.
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