Guides Bleeding clutch hydraulics

Civic 2001-2005

  1. Nighthawk Guest

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    Nighthawk submitted a new guide:

    Bleeding clutch hydraulics - Civic 2001-2005

    Check the full guide here.
     
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  2. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Attempted the fluid change on my Jazz but the engine bay being so compact there is hardly any space to work.. I can hardly get 1/4 of the turn on the wrench and the pipe comes off.. still thinking of how to do it on my own.. I do have a one man kit.. suggestions?
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Do you meant your spanner comes off the bleed nipple or am I misunderstanding you?
     
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  4. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    in my struggle to get even a 1/4 turn of the bleeder, the bleeding kit's pipe comes off ... the exit is blocked by radiator pipe so pipe needs to be squeezed down..
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Do you have any ratchet spanners? They may be easier to use. If so, loosen the bleed nipple, flip the spanner around and then attach the bleed pipe. That way, when you've flushed the fluid though, you'll be able to tighten her back up without removing the pipe and letting air back in. Don't forget some old cloth to catch any drips.
     
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  6. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    I don't. Just google'd and that might actually do the trick. The space is too tight for open ended spanner as it hits the surrounding pipework and only the ring part was useable. with the rachet one I can leave it on without having to take it off and adjust again and again.. Top tip @Nels !! :Smile:
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    On your next trip up to Birmingham, visiting family, drop by, we can look at this together :Wink:

    and ..

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  8. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    :agree::Whistle: I might take this offer seriously... :Grin::hondababy:

    ps. I want to watch this Toretto vs Speedy movie
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    Mate il help you bleed it with you if you like as well. Each car is slightly different so you have to assess it as you go
     
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  10. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    very kind of you @Nighthawk .. I agree the basic principle is the same for almost all cars and specially Hondas but I think the main issue with me is lack of tools or just inexperience. :Smile: lol there is a 10mm socket hiding deep down in my engine bay between block and starter and to take it out I need to remove the intake which as you might have guess will require a 10mm socket to undo :Grin:
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    How did you get it stuck down there? Been there long?
     
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  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Dropped it after doing the last intake bolt :Blushing: No just happened last week when I attempted to change the clutch fluid..
     
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  13. Nighthawk Guest

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    Happens to us all at some point. don't drive round too much with it stuck down there. Would cause huge problem if it got caught in something
     
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  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Could you reach it with anything like this?
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  15. Nighthawk Guest

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    Those things are so handy
     
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  16. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    My engine bay looks like this.. I can only get a glimpse of it if I look from near the dip stick (far left bottom) toward under the intake manifold but I think it will be easier to buy another 10mm and open the thing up although @SpeedyGee suggested this one might help as I wouldn't need to see the bolt to retrieve it

    Are you all laughing at me :Grin: ??
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  17. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Many of us have dropped spanners, bolts etc so don't think you're the only one.
     
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  18. Nighthawk Guest

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    Anyone who claims they havent done silly things when repairing a car is lying in my eyes. Everyone does something at some point resulting in one of those moments.

    don't worry about it. Although i would get it out sooner rather than later
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :whathesaid:
     
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