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PostSubject: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:14 pm

Hey all.

Am replacing the clutch fluid this arvo and despite knowing that this fluid has been there for at least 23000 kms, it still looks quite good - not black or skanky at all.

With the opaque tubing I’m using I don’t think I’ll be able to tell when the new fluid has come through.
How much do I need to pump through to know that I’ve cleaned out the old stuff?

Photo is of the first few pump outs of old fluid.

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:10 am

I use different colour oil every time I bleed the system so I know red blue green clear etc
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:45 am

My fluid needs changing every 2 years or only about 5,000 miles for me. It’s visibly dirty. I did both the brakes and clutch and used up about 200 ML/CC of the bottle of fluid. I used Belray brand.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks John,
I put a bit over 100mm through, so based on your info I should be right.
I was using the squeeze - loosen - tighten - repeat method.
With needing both hands to loosen/tighten the bleed screw every time it got a bit tedious.
I’ll have to get a vacuum bleed tool before I do the brakes!
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:29 am

Are people keeping brake fluid once opened for years at a time ?
Once you open a bottle of brake fluid and the job is complete.
Bin it, Petro chemical companies luv making fresh stuff and I buy new everytime I do a brake or clutch bleed.

Or have I misunderstood?
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:56 am


Nah, it's hygroscopic. You're not supposed to store it.


....but I do...and use it after opening....

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Yes, it's hygroscopic, and darkens as it absorbs water. Use the clear stuff, and pitch it if it starts to darken, even a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Capacity?   Clutch Fluid Capacity? Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:39 pm

I generally flush the clutch fluid every year. It turns dark, and the clutch feels noticeably different.
I do the other hydraulics at he same time.
Yeah, tossing most of an opened bottle of fluid is painful. Try putting some kitchen 'cling-film' UNDER the screw cap to get a better seal. Same idea (under the master reservoir cap) clogs breather and stops leak when when removing a caliper/brake line.
I have a cheapo fluid tester from Amazon too....
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