Sadly Mike I have to disagree.
I did this operation with 2 people, me under the car opening the nipple as the pedal was being pressed down until a signal was given prior to the pedal hitting the bottom to close it. This operation was fine for the first 4 repetitions, on the fifth, the s**t hit the fan.
I have since checked both cylinders for leaks (there are none) and have attempted to recover by pressing the pedal whilst the engine was running, still no joy. Unfortunately I think the problem may be terminal. I did complain here in the forums when I first bought the car that I wasnt happy with the way the clutch was engaging (brand new clutch fitted on purchase of vehicle in May) which made taking off and going through the gears a chore rather than a pleasure, so I think my action perhaps broke the camel's back as they say.
I was told that the clutch system should be bled with the ignition on because of some valves in the system or something to that extent but Im not too sure if this is true or not.
Nontheless I wasnt happy with the way the clutch engaged and with the problem I have now, it gave me the perfect reason to really upset my bank manager by purchasing both a new Master and Slave cylinders.
The problem I have now is that I dont have all the correct tools I need and Im not feeling confident in undertaking this job by myself. The nearest Italian car boffin who claims to know his Alfa's, cannot come to my location to work on the car until next Thrusday at the earliest, so Im now having to get up 2 hrs earlier for work and scroundge a lift in a four door Gold Leaf coloured corsa with a work coleague
Not to mention being under house arrest for nearly two weeks
Can anyone advise if the Battery base can be removed?
I fancy having a look to see if I can handle the change of the Slave by myself, but access is a big issue if the battery base is not removable.