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Old 03-02-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Having some shifting issues in the ol LS1. Would like to bleed the clutch and replace the transmission fluid. Any advice?

Never bled a clutch before. Best way to do so?

Best type of fluids to use?
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Unless you have the speed bleeder installed you're going to have a tough time bleeding the clutch. Transmission fluid is a little easier, I use Pennzoil Synchromesh. Drain from the bottom, fill through the shifter. 4 qts.
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Is there no other process to bleed the clutch?
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Is there no other process to bleed the clutch?
The text book process is a two person process with one person underneath the car with a wrench on the slave cylinder bleeder screw.

If you haven't replaced that bleeder screw with a remote bleeder and want to avoid this the textbook method, you can find some youtube videos of a MightyVac method but it may not give you a perfect bleed.
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If your clutch fluid issue is just old and dirty fluid google the Ranger method with a syringe to feed and bleed it (Corvette blog). Clean fluid is essential. Takes about 15-30 minutes. Then you can decide if there is air in there as well. I've never bled the clutch, just Rangered it twice per year.

There's a current thread running on trans fluid which covers every possible aspect for your choice of fluid.
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