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Re: 1st Gear Grind!
To bleed the clutch you do it the same way as you bleed brakes. There's a bleed screw you can connect a rubber hose to, then loosen it to let the air/old fluid out as you pump the clutch pedal. Clutch uses the brake reservoir, so top that up as you go (but keep the lid on while you're bleeding, to stop fluid "leaping out".
I don't know the T/S gearbox.. but topping up the gearbox is usually a case of undoing the filler hole with the car parked on a level surface and bunging enough oil in there until fluid reaches the level of the hole (i.e. until it dribbles out the hole).
Note that on some cars there is a dipstick, in which case use that as normal (fill to the "Max" mark, rather than until the oil dribbles out).
Unless you have a leak, I'd expect the gearbox oil to be not too far out but it's worth checking, now you're there. New oil (the drain is underneath the gearbox) might also help sort the crunch, if yours is old.
Note gear oil doesn't go black and 'orrible, so if you don't know how old it is, change it anyway, unless it "feels" new. It should feel spongey between your fingers.
Definitely bleed the clutch.
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