Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clutch Fluid Change
Level the clutch fluid reservoir and remove the reservoir
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve on the clutch
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Fill the reservoir with fresh fluid.
Change the clutch fluid as follows.
1. Open [B] the bleed valve, using a wrench while holding
the banjo bolt.
2. Pump the clutch lever and hold [C] it.
3. Close [D] the bleed valve.
4. Release [E] the clutch lever.
Repeat this operation until fresh fluid comes out from the
plastic hose or the color of the fluid changes.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir often, replenishing it
If the fluid in the reservoir runs completely out any time
during fluid changing, the bleeding operation must be
done over again from the beginning since air will have
entered the line.
Mixing brands and types of hydraulic fluid lowers
the fluid's boiling point, cause rubber part to de-
teriorate and can reduce the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem's effectiveness and cause an accident resulting
in injury or death. Do not mix two brands of brake
fluid. Change the fluid in the hydraulic clutch sys-
tem completely if the fluid must be refilled but the
type and brand of the hydraulic fluid that is already
in the reservoir are unidentified.
After changing the fluid, check the clutch for good clutch
power and no fluid leakage.
If necessary, bleed the air from the lines (see Clutch Line
Bleeding in the Clutch chapter).
Remove the clear plastic hose.
Tighten the bleed valve, and install the rubber cap.
Torque - Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleed Valve: 7.9 N·m (0.81
kgf·m, 70 in·lb)
Install the reservoir cap.
Torque - Clutch Reservoir Cap (for reference): 1.5 N·m
(0.15 kgf·m, 13 in·lb)
Clutch Hose Replacement
Clutch fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces;
any spilled fluid should be completely washed away
When removing the clutch hose, take care not to spill the
clutch fluid on the painted or plastic parts.
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