[DMCForum] Re: slave cylinder
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[DMCForum] Re: slave cylinder

Too late.

The new slave cylinder is in place. You're right. The heater hose was
in the way and it would have been from below as well.

I cut the end off and tried a plumber's disaster of couplers and
fittings. They all leaked badly. I tore it right out. I took the
original line nut with the rusted piece of line in it and pounded the
piece of line out with a friggin' hammer.

Why? Because every (and I do mean -every-) parts house in a one-hour
radius of my house positively sucks. People in the state of Maryland
simply do not work on their own cars so parts houses do not stock
anything worth a damn.

Tomorrow, (Saturday) I will re-flare the line with the original nut
on it and try again. My replacement fuel line will be here as well so
I hope to wrap it all up tomorrow. This is getting old and stupid.

Bill, you're saying you re-flare the line with a 45 degree flare and
it doesn't leak?


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@xxxx>
> Are you trying to remove the slave cylinder from above?
> Since your exhaust system is still recently replaced, I *HIGHLY*
> recommend removing the crossover pipe and doing it from below. You
> have no idea how much easier access is without that stupid piece of
> hardware in the way. Yes, heater core supply line is all in the way,
> but its barb is easily accessed from below.
> My fittings are rusted together too. I simply removed the slave
> cylinder with that short piece of pipe attached, transferred it to
> new cylinder, then reinstalled reverse of procedure.
> FWIW: I still find it easier to bleed the system from above.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> >--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@xxxx> wrote:
> > For the love of Christ!
> >
> > This is a horrible job. I've removed the fuel system for better
> > access. The heater system hoses are in the way and I'm not taking
> > them apart.
> >
> > The line fitting has rusted to the line. I found out today, that
> > stainless braided line doesn't replace the entire line. It goes
> > the hard line at the cylinder to the hard line at the clutch. It
> > doesn't replace the whole thing so it's not going to do me any
> > (beyond replacing the icky plastic). I'm going to have to cut the
> > hard line, flare it and re-fit it.
> >
> > On top of that, I was flipping a fuel line out of my face, and I
> > my balance and yanked it right off of the banjo fitting!
> >
> > Once this crap is done, I hope nothing else goes wrong before the
> > Spring Social.
> >
> > Is anyone here going to that by-the-way?
> >
> > Rich A.
> > #5335

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