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Old 07-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Clutch issues. Anybody else seen this before?

So I just got home from the dragstrip. It was 90+ degrees outside with about 95% humidity. I made 15 passes on the car with no issues. The last pass, I do my burnout and get them nice and hot. I launched at about 4500 and it actually hooked, pulled hard through 1st. Went to grab second and the clutch pedal was only about 3" from the floor. I immediatly let out of the gas thinking I blew the clutch out of it. I get back to the return road, pushed the clutch in and it popped right back up like always. I stopped, put it in first, took it up to about 3500 and dumped it. It grabbed like always. Now, when I got back to my pit, it noticed it did throw a code and made the SES light come on. I reset the battery and it went out. I also drove it back home apx. 30 minutes and it was like nothing happened? Anybody any guesses? Did it maybe boil the hydraulic fluid in the clutch?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Well see if it has stored codes.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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Oh.... by the way, LAUNCH CONTROL SUCKS!!! It is horrible!! Don't waist your time trying to use it on the dragstrip.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Check this out..different car same thing maybe
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1568923954-post1.html
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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So... you're not going to tell us any of the times you managed out at the track?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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The best I could squeeze out of it was a 13.3 at 109. The track was horrible. My best 60 foot time was 2.42, except on the pass that I had the clutch issue. 2.01!! That would have put me in the 12s.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #7
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Check this out..different car same thing maybe
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/1568923954-post1.html
Awesome find! Thanks! Does the Camaro have that resevoir?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:33 PM   #8
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Awesome find! Thanks! Does the Camaro have that resevoir?
no, it uses the brake master cylinder
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Yep, the C6 needs regular clutch fluid changes. The slave cylinder is inside the bell housing and is exposed to excessive clutch temperatures.

As well as what 1320 posted...
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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You will need one of this, This is a Regular thing to do If you do not want clutch problems.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #11
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Sad day for me folks! I just got a call from my chevy dealership and they told me that i just killed the clutch of my 2010 2TL Bumble bee. With less than a 1,000 miles my BB was driving like a charm, until yesterday mourning when I put it on 1st gear and wasn't going anywhere. Did i glazed it like H&E Motorsports (Hinson) mentioned on his C5 or my old traditional standard driving? How sensative are these hydraulic clutchs?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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The best I could squeeze out of it was a 13.3 at 109. The track was horrible. My best 60 foot time was 2.42, except on the pass that I had the clutch issue. 2.01!! That would have put me in the 12s.
A 13.3 with a 2.42 60' time? Sounds like you had a easy 12.7-12.8 if you got traction and had the ability to shift on the same run!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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so how do we change the fluid if it is using the brake fluid? Full brake system flush? I am confused...
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There's a resevoir just for the clutch.

The trick Corvette owners came up with, was to use a syringe to suck out the old fluid and replace it with fresh fluid. (check owner's manual for fluid required)

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