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2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-11-2009 12:34 PM

Brake/Clutch Fluid leak
 
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Dos any one have a leak on top of the Brake/Clutch Fluid reservoir like me,
This is from day one, Got the car home and drove it till a saw it on the reservoir at that time i cleaned it up and figured that in the pdi the guy over filed the reservoir, So no big deal a week later it was on the reservoir once more so this time i looked to see that it was over max in the reservoir,I cleaned it up once more and drove some 1200 mi and pick up the car from k&n on Thursday i see that the reservoir has Brake/Clutch Fluid om it one more time, This is getting old So i go to the Serves Consultant for the dealer yesterday and he orders s new cap for the reservoir we will start at this point and i will let you now how we fix it.

camarotoofast 07-11-2009 06:50 PM

Yup mine looks like that.The dealer tried a few other caps but they were lose fitting so they order a new one but it still leaks a little around the top, not as bad as the 1st cap. Just have too keep an eye on it:facepalm:

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-11-2009 07:07 PM

So maybe we need to have the dealer order a new reservoir and cap and see if that fixes the problem.

PsyDoc 07-11-2009 07:14 PM

Is the fluid in the reservoir clear? In one of the photos, it looks like there are contaminants in the fluid. If there is indeed "specs" of what looks like dirt in it, then have a look at the following post: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ht=clutch+dust

camarotoofast 07-11-2009 07:19 PM

I would say its more the reservoir because the cap didnt fix the problem 100% but it did help. Just to let you know mine is a A6 and i have 1,700 miles on her and my fluid isn't that dark i guess its the brake/Clutch combo in the M6 that makes it heat up more.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-12-2009 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by PsyDoc (Post 670565)
Is the fluid in the reservoir clear? In one of the photos, it looks like there are contaminants in the fluid. If there is indeed "specs" of what looks like dirt in it, then have a look at the following post: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ht=clutch+dust

Thank you i also put up a link about this some time ago to http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29751
And go to http://rangeracceleration.com he is the guy on the youtube Link that LDGn63 put up,

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Originally Posted by camarotoofast (Post 670577)
I would say its more the reservoir because the cap didnt fix the problem 100% but it did help. Just to let you know mine is a A6 and i have 1,700 miles on her and my fluid isn't that dark i guess its the brake/Clutch combo in the M6 that makes it heat up more.

I will let the guys at the dealer now to order me a new reservoir on Monday.

CGM2SSRS 07-12-2009 11:27 AM

Thanks for the info/links!!! Great stuff!

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-19-2009 08:59 PM

So i fond out that this can not be fixed by a new cap and reservoir this is a gm defect, But i will Have a fix for this this week, I ordered the right parts to save more than $1000,00 or more in the next 2-4 years and it will only cost $22.00

markssylver 07-20-2009 12:17 AM

whaat did you order ? a seperate resevoir for the clutch fluid

Embalmer 07-20-2009 09:20 AM

Hmm I have this same problem.

What did you mean by "I ordered the right parts to save more than $1000,00 or more in the next 2-4 years"?

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-20-2009 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by markssylver (Post 699744)
whaat did you order ? a seperate resevoir for the clutch fluid

Yes i did order seperate resevoir for the Clutch and will post some more info on Friday after i get the parts and i will upgrade to DOT4 on the Clutch side.

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Originally Posted by Embalmer (Post 700581)
Hmm I have this same problem.

What did you mean by "I ordered the right parts to save more than $1000,00 or more in the next 2-4 years"?

Think of your brake fluid in that resevoir and now think of you anti lock brakes in that car how long till we have a problem in the anti lock brakes. so i ordered a seperate resevoir for the Clutch and will post some more info on Friday after i get the parts and i will upgrade to DOT4 on the Clutch side.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-24-2009 05:54 PM

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So today i start the redesign on the Clutch Fluid reservoir to fix the mix of brake and Clutch Fluid, I am not to happy to see this in our camaro's and not on any C6 out there or G8's, So i want down to my GM parts Dealer and did some home work, We looked at C6 and G8 put the problem with them is that you can not buy the reservoir by its self only with the Clutch master cylinder, So he is also a FORD dealer and we found a Clutch Fluid reservoir from a F-150 or F-250 that had the mounting hardware to mount on the car but it WAS A FORD (And it was also $65 that is to mach on that part) And this is a Camaro, Than i said how a about a GTO so he looks it up and it has the reservoir by its self so he looks up the $ for the part and it only list's for $19.33 for one and i get a better price, Lats say lower than $15.00 for me, And because this is a GTO the part is a Holden LTD part and maid in Germany, This will fix two things.

#1 No more mixing of brake and Clutch Fluid, And i will go to Dot 4 on the Clutch Fluid.

#2 no way to contaminant you brake Fluid from you Clutch Fluid, And than you do not have to pay to rebuild you ABS in 3-5 years If you drive it as a DD

So her is a pic of the reservoir

camarorick 07-24-2009 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 719480)
So today i start the redesign on the Clutch Fluid reservoir to fix the mix of brake and Clutch Fluid, I am not to happy to see this in our camaro's and not on any C6 out there or G8's, So i want down to my GM parts Dealer and did some home work, We looked at C6 and G8 put the problem with them is that you can not buy the reservoir by its self only with the Clutch master cylinder, So he is also a FORD dealer and we found a Clutch Fluid reservoir from a F-150 or F-250 that had the mounting hardware to mount on the car but it WAS A FORD (And it was also $65 that is to mach on that part) And this is a Camaro, Than i said how a about a GTO so he looks it up and it has the reservoir by its self so he looks up the $ for the part and it only list's for $19.33 for one and i get a better price, Lats say lower than $15.00 for me, And because this is a GTO the part is a Holden LTD part and maid in Germany, This will fix two things.

#1 No more mixing of brake and Clutch Fluid, And i will go to Dot 4 on the Clutch Fluid.

#2 no way to contaminant you brake Fluid from you Clutch Fluid, And than you do not have to pay to rebuild you ABS in 3-5 years If you drive it as a DD

So her is a pic of the reservoir

This is an excellent idea :w00t: Please keep us posted with your progress ( lots of photos )...

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-24-2009 07:23 PM

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So i did it in less than 1 1/2 hour had to get a hose clamp and a rubber plug for the brake master cylinder and 2 self tapping metal screws for the new reservoir.

gotpball44 07-24-2009 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 719757)
So i did it in less than 1 1/2 hour had to get a hose clamp and a rubber plug for the brake master cylinder and 2 self tapping metal screws for the new reservoir.

looks good, might do this.

Whats the part number?

Kenny 07-24-2009 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by gotpball44 (Post 719840)
looks good, might do this.

Whats the part number?

:word:

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-24-2009 08:57 PM

What do you think of the fix?.

markssylver 07-24-2009 09:53 PM

looks good i was going to do the same thing when i get my car i was going to use the resevoir off of a c6 vet since i have a friend that has vett parts out the wazoo (he sells vet parts and rebuilds wrecked/burnt vetts)

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-24-2009 10:02 PM

We looked at C6 and G8 put the problem with them is that you can not buy the reservoir by its self only with the Clutch master cylinder.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-25-2009 07:22 PM

So after doing this to my car i test drove it to Las Vegas and back home that was 260 Mi and no more leak on top of the Brake Fluid reservoir so i think that i fixed it.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 07-26-2009 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by gotpball44 (Post 719840)
looks good, might do this.

Whats the part number?

I started a new thread and put all the info on it in post # 13
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34085

1BADLS3 01-02-2012 09:18 PM

Bump. Any more info on a fix for the reservoir/cap itself?? I'm sure there are others like me that just want the problem fixed instead of having to install a 2nd reservoir. It sounds like replacing the OE cap with another OE cap doesn't work either. :(

clg_98ta 01-05-2012 10:00 AM

My second cap is leaking too and I have the manual tranny... does anyone with the A6 have the leaking reservoir problem?

2SSRS@Gen5diy 01-05-2012 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by 1BADLS3 (Post 4251412)
Bump. Any more info on a fix for the reservoir/cap itself?? I'm sure there are others like me that just want the problem fixed instead of having to install a 2nd reservoir. It sounds like replacing the OE cap with another OE cap doesn't work either. :(

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Originally Posted by clg_98ta (Post 4262796)
My second cap is leaking too and I have the manual tranny... does anyone with the A6 have the leaking reservoir problem?

Here is the way i see this, When GM mixed the reservoir's what they for got is that on the clutch side we move the pedal faster then the brake's side, that makes the fluid return faster then the brake fluid, With them using a cap made for a brake reservoir that is made to be open to the air that is why it leak's, the clutch reservoir is a thread on cap so its made to keep Fluid in.

SM0KE 01-05-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 4262909)
Here is the way i see this, When GM mixed the reservoir's what they for got is that on the clutch side we move the pedal faster then the brake's side, that makes the fluid return faster then the brake fluid, With them using a cap made for a brake reservoir that is made to be open to the air that is why it leak's, the clutch reservoir is a thread on cap so its made to keep Fluid in.

The automobile is over 100 years old. I dont understand how simple things like this get overlooked :iono:


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