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Old October 3rd, 2016, 01:34 AM
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Fixing the hydraulic clutch

I've got an 83' 110 with a 3.5 V8. Recently I suddenly began leaking clutch fluid and found the culprit to be a hole in the copper line between the master and slave (caused by rubbing of the air filter housing against the line).

I ordered from Rovers North a new steel line, as well as flex line (figured I might as well change all the connections between the master and slave).

This seems like a super easy fix once I get it. Just replace the lines and bleed the system, right? Anything else I need to be worried about? Clearly I'm no mechanic, hence the desire to be sure I'm not underestimating it here.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 07:49 AM
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Yes, that should be fine.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 12:44 PM
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So... finally got the parts and started working on this one. I need your help. I know this is super straight forward but I'm stuck.

(The hole was in the metal line, but I ordered both metal and flex line and figured I'd replace the whole line)

I removed the copper line, which took some elbow grease, but was straightforward. The problem is that for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to remove the flex line. As you can see in the photo below, the flex line mates with the metal line through a bracket. I cannot get that nut to budge at all - at least not without also bending that bracket. I'm concerned . Tried wd40, tried using a pneumatic wrench in hope that it would be able to provide the torque to break the seal without bending the bracket. No luck.

Any thoughts?

In meantime, I started to think that maybe since the hole was only in the metal line, I'd just replace that and mate the new steel line to the old flex line. However, I wasn't able to do that either... For the life of me, I can't thread the nut from the new line onto the old flex line. I took out my calipers and verified it's the correct size. So not sure what's going on? I'd be surprised if the thread count was different? Ugh...

See the photo below. What you are looking at is the old flex line protruding up through the bracket, (and you can see the new line hanging down over it). It's the nut at the base of that old line that is giving me problems.

I'm running to lowes to get that spray for seized bolts (bolteaze?) But any other suggestions? Bro in law recommended using a torch, but I'm concerned doing that in such a small space (plus, no idea if brake fluid is flammable, but I don't want to find out).
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Old November 1st, 2016, 12:52 PM
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Adam,

The bracket will bend slightly.

Get a wrench under the bracket and use a deep socket for the nut.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 01:27 PM
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Adam as the Dro said, the flexi hose has flats on it for a spanner, you can also lock it off using a set of mole grips, or cut the hose and fit a ring spanner on it.

Before cutting check the new stuff fits together!!

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Old November 1st, 2016, 04:27 PM
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thanks guys. Very helpful... and I probably will cut the flex hose so I can get a socket around the bottom too. (I fit all the new parts together already to ensure it all fit...)

Wish me luck.
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