Can you use a My-T-Vac to bleed / Flush Clutch fluid?
Exactally what I did....I do what Pigeon Roost says about the reservoir, but from experience, I can tell you that the My-T-Vac works fine to bleed the system from the bleeder itself. No need to open and close the bleeder several times. It is EASY to drain the reservoir completely this way, so I found it was easier to have a helper keep the reservoir full, while I My-T-Vac'd the system from the bleeder until I saw fresh fluid coming out. Then I closed the bleeder, topped off the reservoir & buttoned her up.
......Open the bleeder and very slowly depress the hand lever fully and hold. Close the bleeder and then very slowly release the lever.....
You will or have probably already noticed that the last tiny little bubble in the clutch bleeder is a real devil to get out. Its such a tiny little bubble, I bet most folks miss it altogether. That lil' sucker pokes his head out and then right at the last bit of travel of the lever he does the shy turtle thing and goes back inside the bleeder. If you mash the handle fast you would think it would squirt the little booger right out, but no; what happens is when the lever bottoms on the hand grip he jumps right back in. Most frustrating! But if you go really slow and rap the plastic drain tube right above the bleeder with a piece of dowel, that little bubble will finally float away from the bleeder. I have better success in teasing the little bubble out of there instead of aggitating him. ;-)Pidge,
Great explanation, as usual.
However, I'm confused about the "very slowly depress the hand lever" part. Seem to me that, for the compression stroke, you'd want to squeeze the lever rapidly to "blast" the air out of the bottom end of the system.
What am I missing here?