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PostSubject: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:54 am

I want to change the clutch fluid in my 07 GRiSO and 08 1200 Sport.

I havent done it in 3 years, and want to make sure my ducks are in a row. Last time I removed the reservoir cap, connected my vacuum bleeder to the bleeder dongle thing under the seat, attached the hose and opened the bleeder to draw fluid (dot 4) through the system, and fed clean fluid into the reservoir until clean fluid came out the bleeder and into the bottle. Then tightened bleeder, pumped the clutch lever a few times and repeated until clean fluid drained. Then I topped off reservoir and buttoned everything up.

What I cant remember was if I kept the bleeder up above the frame or hung below?

Appreciate confirmation or smack in the head.....
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:54 am

Bulldog9 wrote:
I want to change the clutch fluid in my 07 GRiSO and 08 1200 Sport.

I havent done it in 3 years, but don't have a solid memory of the event and want to make sure my ducks are in a row. Last time I removed the reservoir cap, connected my vacuum bleeder to the bleeder dongle thing under the seat, attached the hose and opened the bleeder to draw fluid (dot 4) through the system, and fed clean fluid into the reservoir until clean fluid came out the bleeder and into the bottle. Then tightened bleeder, pumped the clutch lever a few times and repeated until clean fluid drained. Then I topped off reservoir and buttoned everything up.

What I cant remember was if I kept the bleeder up above the frame or hung below?

Appreciate confirmation or smack in the head.....
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:12 am

Keep the bleeder valve as low as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:30 pm

hello there,
i am needing a bit of guidance / help..
i am new to group and new to the MG GRiSO, i have recently acquired a 2013 1200SE, i want to bleed off the old clutch fluid and replace with new stuff.

is it a matter of gravity flow - by that i mean do i just locate bleeder line under seat and position it to it's lowest point - take cover off reservoir - open up bleeder valve - pore in new fluid and let gravity take over and one replaces the other?

if it is other can you please advise a detailed procedure?

thanks, Odessa
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:34 pm

Lowest point is the go.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:03 pm

Same as brakes. Open nipple, pull lever, close nipple, release lever, repeat while topping up reservoir until clear fluid emerges out of hose. Getting an in line ball valve for the purge tube makes everything very easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:43 pm


I like to use a cable tie to hold the clutch lever closed while I open the bleeder. Leave the tie loose enough to slip over the lever after you've pumped it up a bit. Bleed. Repeat.



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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:02 am

Would it be silly to suck the reservoir low with a syringe or eye dropper and fill with new to save some effort if your doing it manually? Would be less bad stuff to have to run all the way to the extraction point.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Fluid Change   Clutch Fluid Change Icon_minitime1Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:26 pm

That's exactly how to do it.

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