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Old 08-26-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Anyone installed braided clutch line before?

Any tricks, or anything I need to be aware of?
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Brake fluid is terrible for paint, accidentally spilled a little on and wiped it off not 5 seconds later and some paint rubbed off with it, also don't loose the little metal retaining clips when you pop them off

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The metal clip on the end that attaches near the fire wall is easy to loose be very careful, the other metal clip that attaches to the tranny will not come all the way out so you don't have to worry about loosing that one. The install is very simple. Our cars have a self bleeding system, once the new hose is in, pump the hose 100+ times, eventually you will get full pressure back and your good to go.


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Also, firmly press the line into the transmission and be aware of a slight "click." I felt mine wasnt in all the way so i kept pushing and pushing and pushing and ... cracked the plastic fitting into the trans -_- had to take it to the dealership to get replaced. Just get it in there firm is all it takes. Also, a decent, long set of needle nose pliers makes getting the fitting off the trans side a lot easier.
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besides stressing DO NOT DROP CLIP!

I had to re-bleed mine the next day.....100-200 pedal push

I'll suggest if you are a cautious type to attach a piece of string on the clip before removal (not that I did) so if you drop it you won't have to look for 5 minutes to find it (and be glad you did find it)
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #7
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Thank you all for these invaluable suggestions!

I'll pay special attention to:
1) not losing the clips,
2) listening to the click sound and not use too much force to break the adapter,
3) cleaning up the brake fluid right away.

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The metal clip on the end that attaches near the fire wall is easy to loose be very careful, the other metal clip that attaches to the tranny will not come all the way out so you don't have to worry about loosing that one. The install is very simple. Our cars have a self bleeding system, once the new hose is in, pump the hose 100+ times, eventually you will get full pressure back and your good to go.


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Also, firmly press the line into the transmission and be aware of a slight "click." I felt mine wasnt in all the way so i kept pushing and pushing and pushing and ... cracked the plastic fitting into the trans -_- had to take it to the dealership to get replaced. Just get it in there firm is all it takes. Also, a decent, long set of needle nose pliers makes getting the fitting off the trans side a lot easier.
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besides stressing DO NOT DROP CLIP!

I had to re-bleed mine the next day.....100-200 pedal push

I'll suggest if you are a cautious type to attach a piece of string on the clip before removal (not that I did) so if you drop it you won't have to look for 5 minutes to find it (and be glad you did find it)
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gotta mention I did this and I liked the theory of it I didn't notice any difference. For the $ and ease I'm glad I did it but this was one of the few MT "improvements" I didn't notice.
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I just finished installing mine. It was super easy. I first pulled out the clip near the transmission from underneath the car, then the one at the other end (located close to the brake booster). In the next step, I pulled the stock clutch line from above. Installation was the reverse. It only took me 15 minutes. I had to pump my clutch with hand for 150 times, then with foot for another 60 times.

I have to disagree with Strange_Mud on this mod. My clutch now feels much crisper even when the car is cold.

Many thanks again for the great suggestions that helped make my installation drama free.
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The self bleeding process of pumping the clutch pedal 200+ times is a pita. The first 80 I had to do by hand because the pedal wouldn't retract. Then it started to achieve some stiffness to it and I kept pumping and pumping what felt like three days..

I thought I messed something up at first because it too so long for the firmness to come back. But just keep pumping. It will come back eventually. Took me longer to bleed the system than to install the actual part lol
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I admit to being an Oaf....

you may have to re bleed it the next day, if you gotta go to work/school/jail Monday you may want to leave a bit early just to check it. It took mine nowhere near as much bleeding the 2nd day.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll give it more pumps on Sunday.

With this clutch line, a new shifter bracket and Whiteline insert, the stock shifter and MT-82 feels so much better.

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you may have to re bleed it the next day, if you gotta go to work/school/jail Monday you may want to leave a bit early just to check it. It took mine nowhere near as much bleeding the 2nd day.
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Change out the trans fluid and it will feel even better!
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What fluid are you running?

I put BG Synchroshift II from Mercedes Benz in. It seems to be an improvement.

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What fluid are you running?

I put BG Synchroshift II from Mercedes Benz in. It seems to be an improvement.
I went with RP Synchromax. I did all the supporting mods to clean up the shifting on the MT82 and when I changed the crappy stock fluid out, it kind of brought everything together and my high rpm 1-2 shifts are better than ever.
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I went with RP Synchromax. I did all the supporting mods to clean up the shifting on the MT82 and when I changed the crappy stock fluid out, it kind of brought everything together and my high rpm 1-2 shifts are better than ever.
This is what I've done, RP syncromax along with a Barton shifter bracket and have had 0 issues shifting at any Rpm.
Mt 82 has been great since the fluid and bracket change over 2 years ago.

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