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Best Way To Reach The Clutch Bleeder Valve


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I'm always amazed that people have this problem; bleeding the clutch is one of the simplest items on these cars. The total "trick" is to obtain a short (~ four inch long) double box metric wrench of the correct size (a Sears's item). You put the wrench on the fitting, connect the drain hose, and them crack open the bleeder valve. The short double box has plenty of "swing" room, and you are done in less than one min. without having to remove the wheel and tire. You can do this on the ground or a lift, no problems……………

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Thanks JFP. That's what I was hoping for. It's a lot easier than learning how to dislocate my elbow and wrist. That is pretty much what I used. That dang spiraling metal tube causes me a lot of choice words. Could it possibly be more in the way??

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Thanks JFP. That's what I was hoping for. It's a lot easier than learning how to dislocate my elbow and wrist. That is pretty much what I used. That dang spiraling metal tube causes me a lot of choice words. Could it possibly be more in the way??

Look underneath a 911 variant with the same engine and check out what is in the way (the exhaust system is up alongside the engine due to space issues), your Boxster is a relative "cake walk" in comparison........ On some 911 models, you need to remove some of the exhaust just to get at the spark plugs..........

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Yikes, would anyone do this without jacking up the car? It's relatively easy to reach, but you need to get in there and get access. I've got an article on these here: http://www.pelicanpa..._Hydraulics.htm

-Wayne

When I said "on the ground", I meant while the car is on jackstands. Everyone seems to make a big fuss over bleeding the clutch, it really is not that hard with a short metric box wrench................

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