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Author Topic:   bleeding hydraulic throwout bearing
posted March 16, 2004 09:25 PM
We are wanting to put an extention line on our throwout bearing to make it easier to bleed without crawling under the car. Would it be better to mount the bleeder higher or lower than the throwout bearing? Thanks.

posted March 16, 2004 10:07 PM
The bleeder should be the lowest point in the sytem if at all possible.

posted March 17, 2004 11:23 AM
I did it last year, I mounted mine about 5" higher to the engine plate. It worked good for me. I also ran a hard line to the same spot for a juntion to the main hose. Makes it easier when pulling the engine and trans at the same time.

posted March 17, 2004 02:28 PM
Looks like the "higher location " wins. Thanks alot guys. Have a great 2004!

posted March 17, 2004 04:32 PM
Our old throwout bearing has the bleeder hose on the top of the bearing, and it is 5 feet long. it was real easy to bleed by your self in the car. air always rises in brake fluid, there for bleeder higher than bearing.
Good luck this year

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