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Old 06-03-2011, 06:29 AM
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Bleeding a Slave Cylinder

i have a 96 f250 with a 5 speed manual trans, with the external slave cylinder. whats the best way to bleed thing? any advice?
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:24 AM
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The best way to bleed it is throw it in the garbage can and buy a pre-bled system for around $45.

I've heard of people being able to do it but it takes a long time. I once attempted it but got fed up after an hour of pumping and decided to buy a new one that is ready to install out of the box. Good luck, let us know if you are able to get it bled.
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[QUOTE=95dieselsmoke;2524633]The best way to bleed it is throw it in the garbage can and buy a pre-bled system for around $45.

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Been there done that. After about an hour, we did get it bled (actually "burped" it back up thru the master), but what a PITA. When the hydros went on the other truck, we went with the pre-bled kit; in and out in about 20 minutes.

But $45? Dang-ol'! That's a smokin' deal; I don't remember finding one for less than about $120.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:55 PM
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I bench bled the slave about 6 times and gravity bled the master, put it back together, pumped up the pedal and she was golden. Pretty good for replacing a slave cylinder in a parking lot 200 miles away from my garage lol
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