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Old 08-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Clutch reservoir mod after 3K miles!!

Best mod ever! Fluid is already contaminated after 3K miles!!!

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I sucked the old dirty fluid out and now ready for another 3-4K miles! I am really happy I did this mod right from the start!! Everyone should do this.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Yup. I did mine around 800 miles or so. Can definitely see how glad I am that I did this mod when I look at how dirty colored the clutch reservoir is compared to the brake fluid reservoir.

Nice choice for a mod!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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not familiar with this mod. hmm..
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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OP, tell us all about it
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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OP, tell us all about it
Sure,

From the factory, the car came with a big reservoir for both the brake fluid and the clutch fluid, which is a big fail IMO. Why? because when you hit the clutch hard, clutch dust is going to contaminate your clutch fluid. So at the same time, you will contaminate the brake fluid AND you cannot flush the clutch fluid only, which takes 1-2 minutes max with the mod. Bleeding the brakes for no reason is a PITA!!

Flushing your clutch fluid will help your clutch staying alive, have better shifts and helps your trans too.

GTOs/4th gen Camaro and Firebird had their own separated reservoir. The fluid used to get all black/brown from clutch dust in my ole 4th gen, and that was happening really quick.

See this for the Ranger methot, this guys is the man!!;
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Awesome, thank you!
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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Nice. I have mine waiting to install I am just waiting to buy enough fluid to flush out my whole system though including the breaks
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #8
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I bought this kit;
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236850

No drilling needed. Use a lot of towels because the brake fluid will DESTROY your paint!! Towels everywhere!!! A big plastic automotive syringe(the one with the tube is best)is a MUST, buy it at walmart or any auto parts.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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Nice. I have mine waiting to install I am just waiting to buy enough fluid to flush out my whole system though including the breaks
Good time to put racing fluid into your brake lines
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #10
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Mine also was dr pepper colored after 3k miles. I sucked it out and filled with DOT4. I can't decide if the fluid gets cooked or contaminated. This is a good mod.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:54 AM   #11
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Mine also was dr pepper colored after 3k miles. I sucked it out and filled with DOT4. I can't decide if the fluid gets cooked or contaminated. This is a good mod.
It definitely is clutch dust. Ranger got the fluid analysed and it was it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #12
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How does the dust get in there? Isn't the clutch slave sealed?
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #13
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5500 miles on my 1LE
4500 on the Motul 600 fluid
3 track events
1 day at the drag strip.
Many many day of aggressive launches and hard driving
Fluid is as clean as honey (new)

Stock brake/clutch reservoir combo still in place sharing the fluid with no issues.....

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #14
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I do mine after every tank,it's amazing how quick the fluid gets dirty.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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I bought this kit;
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236850

No drilling needed. Use a lot of towels because the brake fluid will DESTROY your paint!! Towels everywhere!!! A big plastic automotive syringe(the one with the tube is best)is a MUST, buy it at walmart or any auto parts.
Thanks for the order, pics and feedback! I am glad you are liking this. It's definitely a must have for any M6 owner.

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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I hate to sound stupid (doesn't everyone), but what harm does the dirty fluid cause? I am thinking the answer is hard on seals, o-rings, and the like. I have not made this modification (nor any mods for that matter), but I am curious.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
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From what i understand,clean fluid prevents the clutch from sticking.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #18
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From what i understand,clean fluid prevents the clutch from sticking.
OK, now I am confused! If it is clutch dust that makes the fluid dirty, as was claimed by one member a few posts up, and the problem is that dirty fluid causes the clutch to stick, then how does separating the clutch and brake reservoirs help the clutch not stick? I can see swapping it out as you say you do, but why do the mod? Again, I apologize if I am missing something, I just do not like to spend money without knowing the real benefit.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:11 PM   #19
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Im not the reservoir of knowledge that some here are all i know is the clutch sticking,as well all that dust in the brake lines isn't good.I imagine if you separate and never change the fluid then it does no good at all,other then keeping your brake lines clean.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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How does the dust get in there? Isn't the clutch slave sealed?
This is the question that I have.
How exactly does the dust get into the fluid?
If there was a pathway for the dust to get in, that same pathway would let fluid out, especially if it was under pressure.

The clutch hydraulic system is sealed. It has to be, otherwise it wouldn't work. Every time you stepped on the clutch pedal, the fluid would just piss out.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #21
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This is the question that I have.
How exactly does the dust get into the fluid?
If there was a pathway for the dust to get in, that same pathway would let fluid out, especially if it was under pressure.

The clutch hydraulic system is sealed. It has to be, otherwise it wouldn't work. Every time you stepped on the clutch pedal, the fluid would just piss out.

Further explanation please... I want to do whats right by the car but I want to do whats right by my wallet as well
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #22
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5500 miles on my 1LE
4500 on the Motul 600 fluid
3 track events
1 day at the drag strip.
Many many day of aggressive launches and hard driving
Fluid is as clean as honey (new)

Stock brake/clutch reservoir combo still in place sharing the fluid with no issues.....

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I have 8k on mine with hard, urban driving and it still looks like fresh fluid.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #23
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I am also struggling with the mod theory since I honestly can't see how the fluid gets contaminated.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #24
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I have 8k on mine with hard, urban driving and it still looks like fresh fluid.
I dont see how that can be,i mean after every tank my fluid is dark bronze.Please take a pic so we can see.
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I dont see how that can be,i mean after every tank my fluid is dark bronze.Please take a pic so we can see.
Will do!
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