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I am unable to get any fluid out of the new (brand name as opposed to
generic) clutch master cylinder. Additionally all of the fluid is out of
the line and slave cylinder.

I've both slightly cracked and completely removed the fitting on the
MC's hard-line when pumping, but nothing comes out. I've never figured
out how one goes about pre-bleeding a MC and the fluid magically remains
in there while you install it.

I have no magical bleeders nor a way to get one. I'm trying to finish up
my car so I can get on with my life - like restore other people's cars.

Any suggestions not including special tools (no I don't have a bicycle
pump) would be greatly appreciated.

How can a MC not at least squirt brake fluid out the 'end'?

Biba
 

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Biba did you get this problem resolved? I noticed when recently changing and bleeding both my master and slave cylinders, at times I would get nothing (no fluid) from the bleed valve at the slave cylinder no matter how much my assistant pumped the pedal. Oddly enough though, when I closed the bleed valve at the slave and my assistant pumped rapidly, pressure built up and the slave piston worked just fine. I was puzzled but it worked!
 

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Jim, thanks for replying. While the clutch MC is not totally bled, I'd simply loosened the hardline fitting to the MC about halfway (and with lots of paper towels wrapped around the line - just in case) then left it. About two hours later I noticed a small amount of fluid leaking from the fitting. Unfortunately no assistant so lots of trips under the car, but I definitely have fluid all the way through to the slave cylinder. Hopefuly I can get the rest of the air out today and have a working clutch.

Biba
 
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