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Old 08-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #21
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Yes, it does but good reminder.

I did have a funny occurrence while waiting for the bubbles to subside. I thought, hey I should probably pump the pedal, because you normally do that when bleeding a hydraulic system.

I stuck a leg in the car and touched the pedal and it went "thump!" and hit the floor. I couldn't pull it up with a few pounds of force, so I shut the bleed screw, depressurized the pump bottle and then I was able to pull the pedal up and start the process again.

A bit of a "note to self" moment.

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Yes, it does but good reminder.

I did have a funny occurrence while waiting for the bubbles to subside. I thought, hey I should probably pump the pedal, because you normally do that when bleeding a hydraulic system.

I stuck a leg in the car and touched the pedal and it went "thump!" and hit the floor. I couldn't pull it up with a few pounds of force, so I shut the bleed screw, depressurized the pump bottle and then I was able to pull the pedal up and start the process again.

A bit of a "note to self" moment.
Oh, you mean you didn't have an assistant pump the pedal and hold it down before you opened the bleed screw?
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:35 PM   #24
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Mine is the "109" with the aluminum cap.

Steved,
I considered the possible induction of air at the bleed screw, so I was opening it just enough also. I kept it up until I got zero bubbles.

My clutch functions well, or well enough. Now I'm casting a glance at the shift linkage. Lots of adjustments needed.
My shifter is kind of floppy and imprecise too and sometimes when I go 2nd to 3rd it kind of bogs down. I have order a 997 shifter and when I put that in, hopefully it will improve due to the new bushings and new fasteners in the shifter.
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Veering off track

I know we started bleeding hydraulics and now were into mechanical linkage so I must pose a question. Is the 997 shifter an improvement ? ? is it a drop in ??, I see no real reason for the short shifter ?? ...if so enlighten me please.

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I know we started bleeding hydraulics and now were into mechanical linkage so I must pose a question. Is the 997 shifter an improvement ? ? is it a drop in ??, I see no real reason for the short shifter ?? ...if so enlighten me please.

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It is a drop in, and it is supposedly an improvement for a couple of reasons.

It is a 15% shorter throw than the stock 986 shifter.
It will have new bushings, which can help keep the shifter from being sloppy in side to side motion.
It comes with new cable ends and that clip on, and the inside pieces can wear down can cause sloppy shifting, or sometimes even breaks completely.

Note that I said supposedly I am getting mine because another guy in town got one on his 1999 996 and he loves it, and it got me sold If some of the sloppiness goes away it will be a bonus
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Sounds like it is in my future

Is there a turn key kit ? or a parts list to buy ?
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #28
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short shifters are not a necessity, just a personal preference. if you decide to get one, the $40 - $50 ones on e-bay are great, and a quarter of the price of anything else. an exact copy of the b&m, and swaps the cogs great. shift effort is increased but the throw is reduced by about half.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:07 PM   #29
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Is there a turn key kit ? or a parts list to buy ?
This is the one I got/am getting (it has shipped but not yet arrived)

99742401000 - Gearshift Bracket For Manual Transmissions - ES#1499714

There are other kits that include just the inner part and you reuse the outer part from ebay and other places. Do a search on short shifters here and you will learn more than you probably wanted to know about shifters. ��
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Thats looks to be just the bracket and not the actual shifter ?
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Thats looks to be just the bracket and not the actual shifter ?
That is the shifter assembly.
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If you open the bleed screw too far bubbles can get sucked in through the threads and make it look like you have tons of bubbles which never end. I always open it just a tiny bit by bit until the fluid starts to flow.
That's funny, I got exactly the opposite result.

My kid got a lift put into one of the bays of his garage a couple weeks ago and invited me to use it whenever he wasn't. So, pretty much right off the bat I took him up on it (since my brakes/clutch haven't been flushed in forever).

I used the Motive pressure bleeder (works wonderfully), and as I opened the first valve I got lots of air. "Ok, not that abnormal I guess, it'll stop soon" I thought. A minute later the string of air bubbles continued. My kid tells me to open it wider, that the brake lines in his car pass air bubbles unless he ups the flow. So, I took it from 1/4 turn open to 1/2 turn. Don't exactly understand it, but the bubbles disappeared pretty much immediately.

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