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Old 27th July 2012
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I just finished replacing my clutch slave cylinder. I followed Jim's advise in my thread "clutch woes" below reguarding bleeding the slave by compressing the slave with a needle nose pliers, thus flushing all the air out of the system. It worked like a charm. I have always found this chore a bit tedious and troublesome. I have used a bicycle inner tube hooked up the the master in the past...an exercise that has usuaully resulted in brake fluid being sprayed everywhere.
F.W.I.W, the clutch is working wonderfully and I'm glad it is back together.
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I'm gratified that I could be helpful, and flattered that you give me any credit for your success.
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I'm gratified that I could be helpful, and flattered that you give me any credit for your success.
We are all gratified for your help JIM,, and you should'nt be flatttered.

You are like a lighthouse beam shining out to Ships & sailors across the sea, being able to continue their journey safely, but instead your beam shines out amongst us SAAB owners (as many others have said before) so to be able to continue on our life Journeys with our cars.
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Here here!!! Jim's voice of experience is invaluable. Plain and simple. His dry, Yankee sarcasm and what seems like an unwillingness to be funny (even though at times he cracks us all up) always makes for good reading as well.

Thanks Jim! You're a gentleman and a scholar.
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Put me on the list of those that Jim has helped and one that also offers a big "thank you".
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When my son first posted here on SC several years ago I told him that when Jim speaks you want to listen. That advice still works today. Thank you!
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Jim pointed me toward the tripod and inner driver problems on my passenger side in a previous thread. It appears that he is correct and I will be swapping those out this weekend with the help of a friend.
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Sounds like sarcastic, Yankee, dry wit to this Limey.
Seriously Jim, only joking. I never pass up on an opportunity.
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Thank God there's one plain-talkin', straight-shootin' guy who ain't afraid to speak his mind, and doesn't care who likes it or not.
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You got your pluses and minuses, Jim. Pluses- history of dealership work, and having seen most of the Service bulletins and changes that have not been documented clearly for the rest of us, along with enough clear memory to dredge up these gems. Minuses- history of dealership work, since those of us with lack of access to same have to "adapt, overcome and improvise" to accomplish in days what it took you hours in a full shop. All that said, you're a hell of a sounding board. Good to know you!
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Freaky hilarious! nutcase... The name says it all!
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Do I need to report this to a moderator?
Could be construed as libelous... Your reputation Jim!
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Jim's advice on these forums have saved me a number of times. A very reliable source indeed. Glad you got the clutch sorted.
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Could be construed as libelous... Your reputation Jim!
It's ok I banned myself for 30 seconds.
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It's ok I banned myself for 30 seconds.
I always thought you Mods were far too lenient. I think a full and grovelling, public apology made before you banned yourself, is the least we should expect.
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just noticed that my reply/ comment read 'should'nt be flatttered' which obviously i meant, should be flatttered...JIM.. your the man
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I always thought you Mods were far too lenient. I think a full and grovelling, public apology made before you banned yourself, is the least we should expect.
It's ok, I don't need an apology from Jim, he didn't hurt my feelings.
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Jim's advice on these forums have saved me a number of times. A very reliable source indeed. Glad you got the clutch sorted.

Me too but you shouldn't be telling him, he might start charging.
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