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482 clutch bleeding

Post by PatH482 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:48 pm

Hi lads,
I'm struggling to bleed the clutch after replacing seals in the master cylinder. Can anyone advise on the best procedure?

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Re: 482 clutch bleeding

Post by Nowtnew » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 am

You might try slackening the outlet connection from the master cylinder to get things moving. I'm basing this suggestion on my experience with cars as I don't have any tractor which is so equipped.


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Re: 482 clutch bleeding

Post by ploughman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:27 am

This is the official method for a 285.
Connect tube to bleed nipple and submerge end in brake fluid contained in a transparent container.
Open bleed screw one turn.
Fill reservoir.
Give one full pump of the pedal, followed by three short fast ones, then allow pedal to "snap" back to its stop.
Continue until fluid leaving slave cyl is free of air.
On last downward stroke tighten bleed screw.
Keep reservoir full at all times.
Hope that helps.

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Re: 482 clutch bleeding

Post by JohnP » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Make sure the bleed screw is at the top of the slave cylinder! Very often it is at the bottom! If it is at the bottom just swop the inlet and bleed screw over.

If it ain't bust don't fix it!

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