Bench test a clutch slave cylinder

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Garth
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Bench test a clutch slave cylinder

Any tips on how to do this?

My current plan is to sit the assembled engine and gear box at the side of the car, plumb it in and then bleed it and see if it works? Should be able to peer through the holes in the bell housing to see of the pressure plate is engaging with the clutch release bearing?

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How about removing the starter motor and seeing it from inside the bellhousing (before you remove the engine).   You would need an Borescope, but it looks like you can get them these days for about £15, which use a smartphone app to view. 

Got to be worth a try before you pull the engine. 

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Borescope a great idea thanks and I have one! Why did I not think of that!! Starter motor also off at present.

Engine already out so want to avoid putting it in to discover it is not working and then have to take it out again (as we have already done once!)