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944 Clutch bleed tricks


Vehicle Information: Model(924/944/968): 944 Turbo; Year: 1988; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 83,000;

I'm having trouble bleeding the air from the clutch. I replaced the master to slave hose while I had the engine out of the car for other work. Also installed a new clutch. So far I've put almost 1/2 gallon of ATE Super Blue through the darn thing and the pedal still goes to the floor on the assist spring. I've tried the following; vacuum bleed from the slave, pressure bleed with a jerry-rigged hand pump, tail of the car 4" higher then the front, reverse pressure bleed by pumping fluid into the bleed valve on the slave, slave off the bellhousing to insure the hose connection is the highest point, and also compressing the slave by hand to force the fluid/air up into the lines per the shop manual. Any other suggestions? I ordered 2 more quarts of fluid and a pressure bleeder today and I don't want to end up trailering the car 100 miles to the dealer to bleed the clutch... Thanks for your help!

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