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Old 08-18-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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separate brake and clutch reservoir?

Hey C5 fam, i have a question for yall... Should I get this clutch and brake separated reservoir kit? http://www.jdpmotorsports.com/manufa...s-zl1-jdpc1002
I just got a triple disc street slayer clutch and wanted to see if I need to add this to the build while im there... Thanks to all all help is greatly appreciated
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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ITS A MUST DO FOR MUCH BETTER CLUTCH ACTUATION...BUT JUST ONE PART OF THE EQUATION. A BETTER MASTER CYLINDER AND SHORT SHIFTER IS ALSO A NEEDED STEP. IMO
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:48 AM   #3
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You should get THIS and THIS

First one is an improved master cylinder and separate clutch fluid res package. Second link is for a remote speed bleeder.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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You should get THIS and THIS

First one is an improved master cylinder and separate clutch fluid res package. Second link is for a remote speed bleeder.
Thanks bud I'll definitely be getting the bleeder but gata figure out what to do about the master cylinder
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have the separate reservoir. But, it is a little bit of a red herring; separating them will keep clutch dust out of your brake fluid, but you will see no difference in clutch engagement. After all, the clutch doesn't car from which reservoir it gets the fluid, all other things held equal. In fact, the smaller clutch reservoir will require more frequent changes because of the dust, or you will eventually end up with WORSE engagement.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:26 PM   #6
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I have the separate reservoir. But, it is a little bit of a red herring; separating them will keep clutch dust out of your brake fluid, but you will see no difference in clutch engagement. After all, the clutch doesn't car from which reservoir it gets the fluid, all other things held equal. In fact, the smaller clutch reservoir will require more frequent changes because of the dust, or you will eventually end up with WORSE engagement.
If you track your car, you are going to see a lot of clutch dust in your system. You can choose to keep that dust separate from the brake system and bleed only the clutch or bleed the whole system. Larger reservoir might buy you more time but either way it's going to have to be bled. Contaminated fluid does affect clutch release.

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #7
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I have the separate reservoir. But, it is a little bit of a red herring; separating them will keep clutch dust out of your brake fluid, but you will see no difference in clutch engagement. After all, the clutch doesn't car from which reservoir it gets the fluid, all other things held equal. In fact, the smaller clutch reservoir will require more frequent changes because of the dust, or you will eventually end up with WORSE engagement.
Yep, which is why elected to keep the system as is, for the larger quantity of fluid. I usually add fresh Motul 600 every oil change anyway. Motive power bleeder ftw!
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:50 PM   #8
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If you track your car, you are going to see a lot of clutch dust in your system. You can choose to keep that dust separate from the brake system and bleed only the clutch or bleed the whole system. Larger reservoir might buy you more time but either way it's going to have to be bled. Contaminated fluid does affect clutch release.

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He didn't say that dirty fluid doesn't affect the clutch. He said separating the clutch fluid is good for the brakes, not the clutch. Dirty clutch fluid will occur, and affect clutch performance, whether separated or not.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:28 AM   #9
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He didn't say that dirty fluid doesn't affect the clutch. He said separating the clutch fluid is good for the brakes, not the clutch. Dirty clutch fluid will occur, and affect clutch performance, whether separated or not.
Concur and was not saying otherwise. To be clear, a separate reservoir is a worthy and cheap add on with benefits of making fluid changes easier and keeping clutch dust out of the braking system. I have one and have not had a single issue with the clutch in many, many track events. A separate reservoir and a Speed Bleeder makes quick work of the fluid change task.
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Thanks bud I'll definitely be getting the bleeder but gata figure out what to do about the master cylinder
Since you have the Street Slayer, I think Thomas included a set of lines that include the bleeder and main clutch line, so you are set pretty good. On the separate reservoir, I would definitely separate them out, but with the GTO reservoir, it isn't a lot of volume of fluid. It is an issue we are working on with a larger reservoir, but it is a work in progress as we work on other things.
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