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Old October 9th, 2019, 02:44 AM
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Thank you for the tutorial--came in handy since I'm working on my Muncie 318.
Thanks OR, i'm glad it helped! Hey, if you get it back together and it won't stay in second, let me know if you fix that problem

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Today i got to love on my baby a little bit. I did NOT take any pictures though

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because we've already established that I'm an idiot.

So here's what went down. That dorman slave cylinder I bought? It's on now. Leaked brake fluid all down my arm and into some cracks that I thought wouldn't accept a leak, but they did. However, now that it's on and bled out, my clutch doesn't leak anymore! Here's how I did it, in words only (again, sorry!)


Get new dorman slave cylinder.
Get a 9/16 socket and wrench.
Get crescent wrench for juice tube from clutch line.
Set emergency brake. Watch truck roll as brake is set.
Mutter some stuff your mama shouldn't hear you say.
Get a big butt brick and set it under one wheel. Smile at your ingenuity.

Remind yourself to fix that e-brake tension later.

Crawl under truck, forgetting to remove your hat. Bang head on fender.
Force head under through the tire well with anger, knocking off hat into brake fluid puddle.
Use hat to sop up brake puddle since it's there anyway. May as well!

Poke at rubber sleeve on slave cylinder. move quickly to prevent gush of fluid from landing in eye. Remember to wash hair extra tonight.

Finally, put 9/16 socket on bottom bolt on slave cylinder and loosen. Do the same for top bolt.
Once loose, take out and let cylinder hang.
Pull out the rod that goes to the throw out bearing arm and lay on ground.
Use crescent wrench and try to brake loose juice line from clutch. Realize you should have done this before removing the bolts.
Keep trying it because you're stubborn. Get more brake fluid in face and down both arms. It's a bath now.

Finally brake it loose without bending metal juice line. Horray!

Remove slave cylinder and put on ground. Throw from under truck. Cat hisses.

Remember that you should put plumbers tape on juice connection to prevent leaks and run out from under truck to get it.

Get sidetracked on a drink, talking to a neighbor.

Get back to work with only 1 hour to spare before the kids get home. Yikes!
Reattach slave cylinder but forget to put push rod back in.
Remove slave cylinder.
Reattach push rod by pushing into slave cylinder.
Put push rod through clutch bracket thing again.
Put two bolts back in slave cylinder, which is in the wrong location now, and looks backwards.
It is backwards.
Turn it back around.
Decide to connect the juice line first this time.
It won't go in. wonder if you bought the wrong replacement part.
Finally get it lined up and tightened up. Forgot plumber's tape.

Remove line and add plumber's tape. Thankfully it's in the right direction.
Line up juice line again and after just 13 tries it goes back in. Thank goodness.

Remember you have to bleed it and loosen bleed bolt.

Poke rod through clutch bracket again.
Put two bolts back in slave cylinder and get them lined up after only 5-900 tries.
Wife comes out now and remarks on how tan I look with all the black on my face from the undercarriage dirt. Say something witty. I didn't. But pretend I did.

Tighten bolts up good, but not so good that they strip out.
Mash clutch push rod in all the way because it comes pressed out, not in.
Now adjust your push rod nut if necessary.
Get kid to mash clutch, sending brake fluid all over your already soaked face and arms until bled thoroughly.

Enjoy your new puddle-less clutch!
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Some people are like slinkys. Not worth much but funny as heck when pushed down stairs.
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