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I have converted to a 280 zxt 5 speed. I can still use my 240Z clutch master and slave cylinder right? for some reason, i keep pumping the pedal, but it doesnt seem to build enough pressure to bleed the line. Any ideas? I had the fluid completely drained out, and both master and slave cylinders are new. thanks....NB
 

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perhaps a bit more detail would help? Does it just squirt air, or is it not building up enough pressure to push in the fork, or is it pushing the fork in all the time? I HAD to use the zx slave, the 240 one was pushing in on the clutch all the time, the finger was to long.
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It sounds like there's no fluid coming out? Did you fill both cylinders with fluid before installing them? If not, you're probably ruining the seals each time you cycle the pedal.

You're gonna need two people. Open the slave bleeder and have someone push down the pedal. Now, with some fulid on your finger (to help seal it) seal the bleeder with the end of your finger. Then have the helper let off the clutch pedal. This should create enough vacuum to suck some fluid from the resouvor. After each cycle wait maybe 10 seconds, then take your finger off and have the helper push again. Keep doing it this way until you get some fluid coming out the bleeder. Remember not to let the level get too low. Then bleed normally after that to get the rest of the bubbles out.

If you don't see the fluid level going down you have a leak somewhere...
 

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I had a similar problem. Filled the reservoir with fluid, cracked the bleeder open after someone helped at the clutch pedal. Nothing seemed to work. I have a used but good clutch master cylinder and new slave cylinder. I ended up disconnecting the clutch pedal and pushed the fork in by hand and noticed more of a fluid compression. The fork is adjustable so I turned it a few times to that it was located further out on the threaded rod end. Reassemled the pedal and bled it again. Built up pressure no problem after after bleeding the line. There is a correct adjustment levelIbelieve so that you don't over extend the fork and chance keeping the clutch from fully disengaging when you release the clutch pedal.

Paul
 
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