Question about 1985 Volkswagen Quantum
You have air in the clutch slave cylinder . As old as it is I suspect you now have a bad master cylinder.
Why? Because over-stroking the pedal when low on fluid tends to **** in all the dirt that accumulates in the bottom of the system and damages the hardened old seals.
The clutch slave cylinder is on top of the bell housing and it has a 7mm across it's flats, bleed nipple.
This is a two man job without a pressure bleeder. Have someone press clutch down and you open slave bleeder, close bleeder and lift up pedal slowly.
Repeat, topping of the fluid reservoir, until firm pedal.
The brake reservoir also supplies fluid to the clutch. If the fluid gets low or clutch leaks, the reservoir is so designed to still allow fluid for the brake system.
Posted on Jan 19, 2011
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