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If anybody has any tips on how to bleed the clutch, I'd love to hear them.

This past weekend, I flushed the brakes. Easy enough.

Under the car, I could only just touch the clutch bleeder valve. After numerous tries of snaking my hand up either side of the coily thingy, I managed to get the drain tube onto the nozzle. But, once there, I could not get a wrench up there to turn. No room. It is my Excalibur. If Excalibur were embedded in a rock that I envision falling on my head.

All the other brake lines gave up clear, bubble free fluid. I figure I'm not a horrible human for hoping I can get the clutch bled one out of every two times.

On other notes from this weekend, I put the rear end on jackstands by raising the car via the rear subframe member. I lowered the car using the squarish castings where the engine halves meet. My car has not assploded as some predicted.

I also replaced my locking lug bolts with regular ones. Come steal my factory wheels if you want, but I'll take that chance to get settled on 19mm sockets and not being stranded when the key cracks.

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Did you remove the left rear wheel?

It will be easier to reach if you do.

Yep, all wheels were off. I even had the plastic undertray off. Not initially, but because when I pulled the rubber bleed valve cover off, I dropped it and it landed on the tray.

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Hmm... don't know what to tell you - maybe I have longer arms ;)

I don't know what it is either. I tried reaching through the wheel well, approaching it from underneath, and nada. I don't exactly have short or fat arms either. I can certainly reach deep enough to touch the transmission housing, but it's that stretch upward that is giving me fits.

Maybe next time.

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Yes it is quite difficult to get to, and I have long arms. Try putting a crow's foot wrench on the end of a long extension. You can slide it up along the bleeder tube to get it close. I think that's how I finally got mine done. Next time I'm going to weld a socket to a bar with just the right bend, then slide it up over the bleeder tube; that would be the ticket. Good Luck.


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