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Merak LHM Clutch bleed

Discussion in 'Maserati' started by am117au, May 27, 2014.

  1. am117au

    am117au Karting

    Apr 22, 2014
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    Hi all.
    I have just installed a reconditioned clutch master cylinder in my 74 Merak with LHM.
    I cant get the LHM to fill and bleed at the master cylinder. I have jacked up the back of the car without success. Any ideas how to get the LHM to the master cylinder.
     
  2. staatsof

    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    I haven't bled a LHM clutch circuit before. Send Jason a pm he's just finished doing his Merak and everything went well.

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/143141255-post67.html

     
  3. thecarnut

    thecarnut Formula 3
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    It was many years ago so excuse me if I am wrong but I recall working on a Khamsin that the clutch master cylinder reservoir was connected to the brake switch return line. Try pumping the brakes while the system is pressurized to see if LHM fluid gets to the clutch master.

    Ivan
     
  4. staatsof

    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Ivan,

    Is there a bleed screw on the slave? Maybe he needs to open that before anything will get to the master?

    One those LHM system functional diagrams would be helpful or just the plumbing from the parts manual perhaps.
     
  5. JasonMiller

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  6. 3pedal360

    3pedal360 Rookie

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    How were you able to get the clutch to bleed I have a 74 Merak and have the diagram however I'm getting fluid from the bleeder but no pressure is building at the clutch pedal. Thanks for the input.
     
  7. JasonMiller

    JasonMiller F1 Rookie

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    If you want to PM me your number I can give you a ring, its probably easier than typing out a bunch of suggestions,

    thanks
     
  8. belfry

    belfry Karting

    May 14, 2015
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    I have this issue following my Merak’s Winter hibernation. Did you every figure this out?
     

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