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    Help... I have clutch issues with a new build.

    Help I’m lost at what the problem could be...

    So two months ago I tossed a rod bearing in my car, I pulled the motor and had it rebuilt. I put the motor back together and went to start it and no compression. I pulled the motor back out tore it back apart and found out that the person that rebuilt the heads forgot to grind down the valves so they were hanging open F**#&$...
    I then put the motor back together for the second time started it and it fired right up and sounds amazing.

    I notice that my clutch pedal is felling soft and just having put a new clutch in it I know that it shouldn’t be. I proceed to bleed the clutch and get some little air bubbles nothing major. After bleeding it and now having a good feeling clutch pedal I go to take it on a test drive. Car starts up fine... now my clutch is no existent again.

    I bleed until all of the fluid is changed out and the pedal feels like it should... start the car no clutch
    I bleed until all of the fluid is changed out and the pedal feels like it should... start the car no clutch
    I bleed until all of the fluid is changed out and the pedal feels like it should... start the car no clutch
    I bleed until all of the fluid is changed out and the pedal feels like it should... start the car no clutch

    I have changed the master, the slave, and the lines (all at different times)out with new and bled it out each time.. I have no idea what the problem could be please help.
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    I'd suspect yet more air, potentially in the slave. The alternative is a leak, but since you cannot find one, we're left with air. There is a third, remote possibility, that you have a faulty membrane in a new master or slave, but that's very unlikely in my view. I hate to say it but you may have to keep bleeding, with an eye for air downstream toward the slave (I think...).
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    Yeah sounds like air in the system to me too.
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    I have gone through the system quite a few times... is there a trick to this system that you have learned over the years that might help?
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    Help... I have clutch issues with a new build.

    Clutch may have been been put in backwards . I did it to mine when I removed and rebuilt my eng . The disc will install backwards . And u will think its a bleed issue as I thought with mine . Bleed and bleed and nothing . Finally came to realize the disc was in the wrong way . Flipped the clutch disc and Valhalla clutch works .

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    Quote Originally Posted by v6mx6ls36 View Post
    Clutch may have been been put in backwards . I did it to mine when I removed and rebuilt my eng . The disc will install backwards . And u will think its a bleed issue as I thought with mine . Bleed and bleed and nothing . Finally came to realize the disc was in the wrong way . Flipped the clutch disc and Valhalla clutch works .
    I'm with him. Disc in backwards or fork not seated correctly in the throwout bearing.

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    I did not know that was possible, thanks!
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    Help... I have clutch issues with a new build.

    When your looking at the clutch up against the eng the bulging part sticks out away from the eng . Not fitting into the flywheel if that makes any sense .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I did not know that was possible, thanks!
    Both are, and I've done both

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