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Thread: Clutch Bleeder

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    LS Swapper Josh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    I got his old type with braided stainless. I wonder if copper pipe would hold the pressure. Don't know what normal pressure is but if something jammed pressing hard on the clutch I guess could produce 2,000 PSI
    Same type of copper alloy tubing they use for the DIY brake lines. It will hold

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    Despite the difficulty with so many Hervey products, I have to say, his braided clutch bleeder was/is great. I'd say it was probably the best product I ever got from him. I still have it on my car, and every time I pull my transmission (which has been 3 or 4 times in the last couple years) I've always been so happy I had it because it makes bleeding the clutch so easy. I'll never understand why he went and made it a solid copper tube (aside from cost cutting). It went from a truly great improvement, to an unusable piece of garbage.

    I really think that the SS braided line one is a product that the community would benefit from someone replicating.

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    I agree with Nick. Here is my experience with the solid pipe contraption:

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