<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Hoygaard:
Just open the bleed screw and leave it open for a while. Remember to put a rag in the surrounding area. Keep an eye on the fluid in the reservoir, when you see a noticeable decrease in the fluid level, close the bleeding screw and remove the rag. Excess brakefluid can be rinsed away with water, as most brake fluid is hygroscopic (spelling ?)
Hoygaard</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks again for the tip Hoygaard. I have followed your advice, and probably drained 20mm of height from the reservoir. There is still a bit of travel - only an inch now - before the clutch starts to disengage, but it is much better. I have wedged a bit of wood in between the steering wheel and the depressed clutch lever, and I shall leave that there for a few hours. Bleeding the brakes on my Ducati was always helped by an elastic band round the grip/lever and leave it overnight.
Now, I just need to find out where the leak is.
I can see that the whole slave area is dry, I really do not think that the leak is there. So, as Stori thought, master cyl is looking likely.
Unfortunately, and don't laugh, I cannot find it
I can see the pipework from the slave going into the bulkhead on the passenger side (RH drive car). I have stripped the carpet from that footwell, but all I see is electronics. Maybe it is behind the glovebox? I have looked at my parts CD, that does not help. The diagrams for the clutch system look nothing like my car - I cannot seem to get it to show a RHD car.
Soooooo, does anybody happen to know where the clutch master cyl. is on a RHD 166, and how I get at it?
Thank you for supporting the 166 amateur destruction club.