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The clutch will not bleed the fluid will not leave

On a 1992 suzuki gsx1100 f i rebuilt the master cylinder the clutch will not bleed the fluid will not leave the reservior i tried squeezing the unit down by the sprocket and stil no luck should i squeeze the unit closed or should i leave it half way in

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When bleeding you attach a piece of plastic hose to the bleeder valve and seal it (I use a piece of copper or brass wire). You place this in a jar with some brake fluid, enough to cover the bottom of the hose. You then release the valve, enough to allow an even flow and pump like crazy on the clutch, topping up the reseviour as you go, until it runs clear, no bibbles, into the glass jar. You then lock of the bleeder valve, making sure you use a correct spanner so as not to damage it. JOB DONE. When I did it on a car, I bled the master cylinder first to get the fluid down, but this should not be necessary, it should draw straight down to the lower part.

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