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Every time i feel my clutch revior with dot4 break it leaks out

Every time i feel my clutch revior with dot4 break fluid after 3 days its gone but i dont see none on the ground where is going to

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Could be going insde the clutch housing ,but no matter what you need to get this fixed cause it's gonna break down somewhere you may not want to be stuck ( far from home) get it to your mech right away....Good Luck to you friend...Tim

Posted on May 14, 2009

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Cant select gear sometimes most times its ok pressure drops on pedal and it will only come back up if i lift it with my foot


master cylinder for sure possibly due to fluid contamination. DOT3 and Dot4 fluids cant be mixed . causes softening of seals in cylinders much like if contaminated with mineral oils

Nov 15, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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How do I fill up the clutch fluid resevoir?


If your clutch pedal doesn't quite have the pressure it used to, or your clutch fluid just looks old and dirty, it may be time to bleed and/or replace the clutch fluid.
Items needed:

8mm open or box end wrench
Clear tube (1/4" ID)
One bottle DOT3/DOT4 brake fluid (doesn't have to be full)
A friend to press the clutch pedal for you

Locate the bleeder valve on the clutch slave cylinder.

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Stick your hose over the bleeder valve and have it drop off into a container.
lpd+ipdyjdaaaaaasuvork5cyii=Be sure to check the clutch fluid level before bleeding the system, you don't want to let it get below the MIN line.

Have your friend pump the clutch pedal to start removing the fluid. Don't be con if they tell you the pedal went down to floor and won't come back up on it's own, that's normal. They'll just have to wedge it back up with their foot.

NOTE: When bleeding the system, make sure the cap is ON or you will just be sucking in air

Refill the clutch fluid as necessary to keep it above the MIN line. Since the clutch fluid reservoir is very small you'll have to keep a close eye on it.
zepo2bz1de6vgaaaabjru5erkjggg==I just had some extra ATE brake fluid left over from my brake fluid change so I decided to just use it since it is a DOT3/DOT4 fluid. But high performance fluids are not necessary for the clutch fluid so you can just use regular cheap DOT3 or DOT4 fluid and it won't make a difference.

When you see the fluid in the hose change completely from the old color to the new color then you know the system has been flushed and is now full of new clutch fluid. Have your friend do one l press of the clutch pedal and tighten the bleeder valve once the pedal hits the floor. Since you can't use a torque wrench on the bleeder valve, it's important to note it does not need to be very tight so don't try overtightening it and just snug it up with your wrench.

Pump the clutch pedal again and the pressure should return. And that's all, you're finished.

this video tutorial can help you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-XhFxlkzFI&feature=player_detailpage

Jun 12, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2008 Buell 1125r. After only 1200 miles my clutch lever seems to be out of adjustment. How do you adjust them?


There is no clutch adjustment on the Buell 1125 models. Check your fluid levels to make sure you are not low on DOT4 brake fluid for the clutch master cylinder.

There is a common issue on the 1125 to have it leak clutch fluid. On the lower right side of the motor is a round puck to protect the motor. This is the clutch cover, and fluid will leak out of the puck. The fix is a kit from your local Buell dealer, it is part number X2086.1AM and will set you back about $200.

May 17, 2011 | 2008 Buell 1125R

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I have a 1992 Honda Accord. Clutch went floor and would not come back up. Replace master and slave cylinder. What other problem could it be?? Please Help 662-297-0432


if u know u have every thing hooked back up the way u took it apart then i would rebleed the system that should do it.

Dec 04, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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Will stop leak fix a leak in the clutch slave cylinder on a 92 wranlger 2.5L 5 speed?


No. the pressure is too high and the fluid type is completely different than what is used in stop leak which is used in other hydraulic systems. Your clutch uses the same fluid as the brakes do. DOT3 or DOT4. Adding anything other than that will contaminate and ruin the system.

Apr 20, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Wrangler

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I have a 98 1500 Nomad and have lost drive power twice after a long ride. The gears seem to shift well in the beginning and continue for a couple hours. I will stop and take a break for 30 Min - 1 hr and...


Contaminated fluid in the hydraulic clutch actuation system. Instead of a cable, your bike has a hydraulically actuated clutch. This system is great because it offers low maintenance and a relatively light clutch lever pull.
You will need to flush the system, refill with the appropriate fluid (check the owner's manual, but it is probably DOT4 brake fluid), inspect for leaks, and bleed.

Dec 09, 2009 | 1998 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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Trying to bleed clutch ktm 625 smc


they can be a pain.......the best way to do so without a vacuum bleeder is to back fill it. buy a oil ratio syringe from walmart or an auto parts store. attach a short vinyl tube to it and **** it full of fluid. now remove reservoir cap and attach syringe to the slave cylinder. open bleed bolt and back fill slowly....tighten bleeder and work clutch to check for pressure and unsure there's no air.

BE SURE TO NOTE IF IT USES DOT4 BRAKE FLUID OR MINERAL OIL
MAGURA=MINERAL OIL
BREMBO=DOT4

SOME RACERS USE JOHNSONS BABY OIL AS ITS MINERAL OIL THAT YOU CAN SMELL IF IT LEAKS

Oct 01, 2009 | KTM 625 SMC Motorcycles

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Will not go into gear(manual)


Pretty good chance it's the clutch but check the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder for leaks (also line between). A drastic change often is caused by failure of either component...generally if clutch fails, it is a gradual process (similar to how a brake pad wears)

Apr 03, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Brake fluid info


DOT3 DOT3 brake fluid is the "conventional" brake fluid used in most vehicles. One of the most familiar brands is "Prestone." Advantages: * DOT3 fluid is inexpensive, and available at most gas stations, department stores, and any auto parts store. Disadvantages: * DOT3 will damage natural rubber brake seals and should not be used in any vehicle suspected of having natural rubber seals * DOT3 fluid eats paint! * DOT3 fluid absorbs water very readily. (This is often referred to as being hydroscopic.) As such, once a container of DOT3 has been opened, it should not be stored for periods much longer than a week before use. Since DOT3 fluid absorbs water, any moisture absorbed by the fluid can encourage corrosion in the brake lines and cylinders. DOT4 DOT4 brake fluid is the brake fluid suggested for use in late model vehicles. Advantages: * DOT4 fluid is available at most auto parts stores, and at some (but not all) gas stations or department stores. * DOT4 fluid does not absorb water as readily as DOT3 fluid. * DOT4 fluid has a higher boiling point than DOT3 fluid, making it more suitable for high performance applications where the brake systems are expected to get hot. Disadvantages: * DOT4 fluid eats paint! Small leaks around the master cylinder will eventually dissolve away the paint on your bodywork in the general vicinity of the leak. * DOT4 fluid is generally about 50% more expensive than DOT3 fluid. * Since DOT4 fluid still absorbs some water, any moisture absorbed by the fluid can encourage corrosion in the brake lines and cylinders. DOT5 DOT5 brake fluid is also known as "silicone" brake fluid. Advantages: * DOT5 doesn't eat paint. * DOT5 does not absorb water and may be useful where water absorption is a problem. * DOT5 is compatible with all rubber formulations. (See more on this under disadvantages, below.) Disadvantages: * DOT5 does NOT mix with DOT3 or DOT4. Most reported problems with DOT5 are probably due to some degree of mixing with other fluid types. The best way to convert to DOT5 is to totally rebuild the hydraulic system. * Reports of DOT5 causing premature failure of rubber brake parts were more common with early DOT5 formulations. This is thought to be due to improper addition of swelling agents and has been fixed in recent formulations. * Since DOT5 does not absorb water, any moisture in the hydraulic system will "puddle" in one place. This can cause localized corrosion in the hydraulics. Careful bleeding is required to get all of the air out of the system. Small bubbles can form in the fluid that will form large bubbles over time. It may be necessary to do a series of bleeds. * DOT5 is slightly compressible (giving a very slightly soft pedal), and has a lower boiling point than DOT4. * DOT5 is about twice as expensive as DOT4 fluid. It is also difficult to find, generally only available at selected auto parts stores. DOT5.1 DOT5.1 is a relatively new brake fluid that is causing no end of confusion amongst mechanics. The DOT could avoid a lot of confusion by giving this new fluid a different designation. The 5.1 designation could lead one to believe that it's a modification of silicone-based DOT 5 brake fluid. Calling it 4.1 or 6 might have been more appropriate since it's a glycol-based fluid like the DOT 3 and 4 types, not silicone-based like DOT 5 fluid. As far as the basic behavior of 5.1 fluids, they are much like "high performance" DOT4 fluids, rather than traditional DOT5 brake fluids. Advantages: * DOT5.1 provides superior performance over the other brake fluids discussed here. It has a higher boiling point, either dry or wet, than DOT 3 or 4. In fact, its dry boiling point (about 275 degrees C) is almost as high as racing fluid (about 300 degrees C) and 5.1's wet boiling point (about 175 to 200 degrees C) is naturally much higher than racing's (about 145 C). * DOT5.1 is said to be compatible with all rubber formulations. Disadvantages: * DOT5.1 fluids are non-silicone fluids and will absorb water. * DOT5.1 fluids, like DOT3 & DOT4 will eat paint. * DOT 5.1 fluids are difficult to find for sale, typically at very few auto parts stores, mostly limited to "speed shops." * DOT 5.1 will be more expensive than DOT3 or DOT4, and more difficult to find.

Nov 20, 2008 | 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 Monoposto

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Will not go into gear clutch pedal has no feeling


Check the clutch fluid (whiteish plastic resivour, drivers side firewall). My 88 Ranger has a slow clutch leak and I need to fill it maybe once a week. It went almost dry one day and I couldn't get it into gear (refilled it and all was ok). Also, sometimes if you don't put the rubber diaphram in correctly the clutch will feel funny.
Or your clutch could be gone/wornout.

Aug 13, 2008 | 1988 Ford Ranger

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