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Old 09-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #71
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...supplied clamp sucked. Tried a zip tie and found it weeping a tad in a couple of weeks. Went back with a small hose clamp towards the reservoir. Got to thinking... what if I just took a soldering iron and melted the tit and plugged it up that way(?)
The supplied clamp is a bit small, but if you use 2 sets of needle nose pliers to open it up beyond what you could with a single pair and then install it, it will provide a very good hold and tight seal. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #72
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Good time to put racing fluid into your brake lines
+1, bringing a 3800lb car down from 135 to 70mph will cook the dot 3 in about 20 laps.

I need to do this clutch reservoir mod!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #73
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I have a 2005 Corvette LS2 and the clutch reservoir ranger method cleanout is a very common thing to do because of the clutch dust issue. I had to replace the clutch master cylinder on my Vette after 18K miles because of it. Since then I have cleaned the fluid quite frequently. For those that don't think this needs to be done, trust me it does. It is a known issue with vettes and camaros.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #74
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #75
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Anyone else have the Tick Stainless Braided Clutch Line mentioned by CHMSC? It sounds like it should be a help with heavy clutch usage. I assume it will work with the clutch remote reservoir.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #76
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Clutch dust under pressure in bell housing blows by the seals in the clutch cylinder, and contaminates the fluid. Seems like I saw a GM study that the air pressure in the bell housing caused by the fly wheel and such rotating at 6500RPM is why the dust gets into the fluid. Did the ranger method on my GTO, and my corvette. That clutch dust is bad for the fluid, and having tied to the brake Reservoir is so wrong.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:46 PM   #77
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I installed the cheaper kit with the plug last week and took my car to the drag strip Friday night. I was getting more runs than normal. There was a 15-30 minute break between runs. I did have one run where I got some pedal sticking and at one point the track officials wanted me to back off from the staging lights as there was some problem at the end of the track. I had to really muscle the shifter to get it into reverse. Later this reverse problem fixed itself.

I also noticed while giving my engine some cool air, the clutch reservoir had dropped down. When I got home, I saw no fluid leaked out. So I moved it back into place and cranked on the screw. I hope it doesn't move now, I am afraid of stripping the screw.

A question for you guys changing the clutch fluid. Are you draining the whole system or just suctioning out the reservoir? Same question about the brakes too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:17 AM   #78
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I installed the cheaper kit with the plug last week and took my car to the drag strip Friday night. I was getting more runs than normal. There was a 15-30 minute break between runs. I did have one run where I got some pedal sticking and at one point the track officials wanted me to back off from the staging lights as there was some problem at the end of the track. I had to really muscle the shifter to get it into reverse. Later this reverse problem fixed itself.

I also noticed while giving my engine some cool air, the clutch reservoir had dropped down. When I got home, I saw no fluid leaked out. So I moved it back into place and cranked on the screw. I hope it doesn't move now, I am afraid of stripping the screw.

A question for you guys changing the clutch fluid. Are you draining the whole system or just suctioning out the reservoir? Same question about the brakes too.
I use a turkey baster to empty... 30 pumps on the pedal... and then repeat after hard driving. As a matter of routine I just change the fluid once at fill up.

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Old 10-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #79
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Here is the best place to get the reservoir. $25.00 shipped!
http://shop.idealgaragellc.com/GTO-r...ir-kit-003.htm
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:17 AM   #80
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Just got my kit in. Think I will do it this weekend and us a vacuum to change all the fluid in clutch and brake system. Don't know if I will even notice a difference, but I do know it gives me a great excuse to spend some time under the hood this weekend.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #81
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What is the difference between the Stage 1 and Stage 2 MOD?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #82
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What is the difference between the Stage 1 and Stage 2 MOD?
If you are referring to our kits, the difference is that the stage I comes with a cap to "cap off" the clutch line on your current Brake reservoir, and the stage II comes with a brand new brake reservoir with the factory molded cap still in place.

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Old 06-18-2015, 10:16 PM   #83
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I agree with you. The problem is real for some people. My car doesn't have the issue. If one day it does have the floored pedal issue, I will install the Ideal clutch master cylinder, as that appears to be a feasible and logical fix. Until I see it for myself, I will never believe that clutch particulates can work themselves into a place where pressurized liquid lives, yet the liquid doesn't leak out. Never. Ever.

I have cut one of these slave cylinders in half, just to try to validate the concept. I'm no engineer, but I'm a 25-year ASE Master Tech certification holder, and have done my fair share of racing. This concept defies logic.

Consider this: since your clutch is essentially a centrifugal disc, where is dust and particulate going to naturally migrate to? AWAY from the center, where the slave cylinder lives.

I get it, opinions vary. However, I don't take things as a given, especially because "it says so on the internet". My fluid has some discoloration, yes. All brake fluid discolors. It's doing its job. There is absolutely no particulate matter in there, just discoloration from heat.

Again, people can spend their cash where they think they need to. Me, I'd spend $100 to disprove the notion that I "must" buy a $10 chotchkie for my ride. That's just how I roll.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:43 PM   #84
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Ughhhh - Ive been sitting on my kit for a year... this is one of the things I'm worried about before installation. How bad is the weeping?
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