Re: [DMCForum] Re: 10989 update
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: 10989 update



Just went through this with mine as well - it is in fact an 8mm, but is a bit tricky to get to.  I got to it from the top, and put on a small plastic tube first, then slid the wrench down over the tube.  Both processes are a bit tricky to do by feal, what really helped what when I looked at my old slave and realised that the bleed nipple is actually at a bit of an angle (and that a full sized wrench is a bit too long - I used one that is only about 6 inches long).

http://www.usadmc.com/dmcstore/Images/100843.jpg (On DeLorean Motor Companies web site) shows the slave. It is positioned in the picture roughly like it is installed in teh car assuming you could see if when looking from inside the car backwards towardsthe engine.  This should give you a good visual of the angle.

Good luck!

Michael
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: mike clemens
  To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 8:47 AM
  Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Re: 10989 update


  Thanks for the info Joe.  We tried 8mm (seemed to
  big), then 7mm (seemed to small), 1/4 inch (too
  small), and 5/16 which seemed to work although it was
  loose.  I use the word "seemed" because we could not
  get to the bleed from the top of the engine and from
  underneath, it was all done by feel.

  With Josh pushing on the pedal and me under the tranny
  cracking the screw, we were able to get only a minimal
  amount of fluid out (enough to wet my hands) but not
  enough to effect a good bleed.  But, we were able to
  get the clutch to work because I could see the fork
  moving when Josh pushed the pedal.

  I'm worried that we didn't really bleed the system,
  just compressed all the air that was (maybe still is)
  in the system.  That area above the tranny is so tight
  that I couldn't even get a mechanics mirror in there
  to see anything.  When you went in from the top, did
  you have to remove many parts to get down to the bleed
  screw and how on earth were you able to reach it??
  I'm fairly tall and I can't see any way to reach in
  there, unless I lay on top of the engine. 

  Any help is appreciated.

  Mike

  --- Joe OBrien <joeyoseppijoe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

  > The slave bleed screw is 8mm I believe. Been about 3
  > years since I
  > last did it.
  >
  > I first did it with the assistance of my father
  > hovering over the
  > engine, and we bled it like a set of brakes. Crack
  > open, push down,
  > blow air/fluid out. Close, release pedal, repeat.
  >
  > Then I would throroughly wash all the brake fluid
  > off, and we would
  > be done.
  >
  > If you want to avoid mess, and can get an 8mm (I
  > believe) socket on
  > it by itself, you can slip a length of tube over the
  > socket, down to
  > a bucket of sorts, then using aother wrench, open &
  > close the
  > bleeder, and then there is no mess to worry about.
  >
  > I'm just anal about clean engine compartments, but
  > simple bleeding
  > followed by a good cleaning works fine.
  >
  > I really think that bleeder is 8mm, but don't hold
  > me to it.
  >
  >
  >
  > -Joe O'Brien
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  >
  > --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike clemens
  > <rmclemns@xxxx> wrote:
  > >
  > > Group,
  > >
  > > Okay, no religion, no politics, but to quote Greg
  > (of
  > > Tennessee fame) "Sex Are Good"!!.  Would you folks
  > > believe that after working on the Josh's car for
  > many,
  > > many, many, many hours, I was able to talk him
  > through
  > > the procedure for unsticking a clutch that was
  > locked
  > > up, via the phone??  And the outcome, you all
  > already
  > > know, his car is moving under it's power!!  :-)
  > >
  > > I was stumped yesterday, and had to leave with the
  > car
  > > running, but not moving.  On my drive back, I
  > realized
  > > that instead of a bad master cylinder on the
  > clutch,
  > > the pressure plate might be stuck to the flywheel,
  > > just like several of my MG's.  I was on the phone
  > with
  > > him when he got it to work, and I've got to say,
  > "It
  > > was almost orgasmic", of course, when you're my
  > age,
  > > it don't take a whole lot to be labeled
  > "orgasmic"!!
  > > :-)   (I threw that in for Lauren)
  > >
  > > Guys & Gals,  you just don't know how great it is
  > to
  > > see a 19 year old progress as much as Josh has.
  > He
  > > and I have had our ups and downs, but overall, he
  > is
  > > learning about his car in leaps and bounds.
  > Shoot, he
  > > may even show up at 2006 driving his Delorean.
  > And if
  > > he does, Ya'll have got to promise me that he
  > doesn't
  > > get into a confrontation with MLTAW.  He may be
  > > skinney, but he's mean as hell when pissed.
  > >
  > > Now, here's my question:  we tried to bleed the
  > clutch
  > > according to the manual and getting to the slave
  > > cylinder is a real BIT-H, to say the least.  What
  > is
  > > the size nut on the bleed screw, and are there any
  > > hints to open and close it easily??  We had to do
  > > everything by feel and I just want to be sure we
  > were
  > > doing it correctly.  (Now I know why I like my
  > > automatic!!!!!)
  > >
  > > MIKE    TPS    1630
  > >
  > > --- Josh Porter <joshp1986@xxxx> wrote:
  > >
  > > > Today I drove my car down the
  > driveway,excellent.
  > > > Yesturday Mike and I
  > > > worked on a multitude of things. Right now I
  > can't
  > > > get ovetr that I
  > > > drove my car for the first time so I can't
  > remember
  > > > anything. With
  > > > Mike's help I got the clutch working and saved
  > alot
  > > > money on parts. We
  > > > saw more of my POs handy work, or the lack there
  > of.
  > > > I will have to
  > > > take a picture of the rear tailight circuit
  > board
  > > > when Mike brings it
  > > > back from repairing it. I know nothing about
  > that
  > > > kind of stuff.
  > > >
  > > > I'll keep y'all posted on the progress. I can't
  > > > drive it on the road
  > > > until Mike gets back down. It's the unofficial
  > rule
  > > > of mechanics, you
  > > > fix it, you drive it. Or at least get the first
  > > > ride.
  > > >
  > > > Josh
  > > > 10989 is opperational
  > > >
  > > >
  > > >
  > > >
  > > >
  > >
  > >
  > >
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