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Status Replies posted by JFP in PA
Hope you don't mind me messaging you directly for advice.. From reading your posts your:e obviously very familiar with Boxsters.
You replied to one of my threads on 986forum about my gearbox issues.
I can't work out what's going on with my clutch.
A quick summary:
Replaced clutch & had difficulty getting the box back in but eventually got there.
Tested that everything worked before putting the undercarraige back in.
!st time clutch depressed the slave cylinder **** itself.
Replaced slave cylinder & bled by using the rear left brake caliper & clear tube to slave cylinder. All fluide leaked from resiviour.
Had my wife depress the brake as I opened both nipples & could see the moevement of fluid.
About 10 pumps all the way down with nipples closed before brake pedal is released with both cluch pedal in & out.
Still no joy.
Im confused. Its a simple hydralic line......WTF is going on. Is there a valve somewhere or something?
OK, in order:
(1) I am always circumspect when someone redoes the clutch and the clutch slave suddenly dies. Usually, that is a sign that something (throw out bearing, fork, fork pivot, etc.) is not right inside the bellhousing., causing the slave to fail. If this is the case, the new one will follow the old one into the trash can because the problem is not fixed.
(2) I do not understand what your rear brake caliper has to do with bleeding your clutch. While they share a common fluid reservoir (at the front of the car), the brakes and clutch hydraulic systems are otherwise totally separate. You should not be connecting the brake caliper to the slave cylinder for ANY reason. If you don't have a pressure bleeding tool, you should be having your wife depress and hold the clutch pedal to the floor while you open the slave bleeder to let the air out; repeating this process until no air shows up.
(3) If you have bled the brake reservoir down to empty, you most likely have gotten air into the system, which is a major headache as you will now require the use of a Porsche specific (PST II, PIWIS, Durametric) scan tool to run the factory procedure to get the air out of the brake system.
I seriously think you are in over your head here, and need to get the car to someone that understands them better.