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Old 03-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #326
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Well done, thank you for this video, Want to do one for the HUD?.lol
Actually its on my list, need a good spot to mount the camera. lol.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #327
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:54 PM   #328
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Great job. Straight forward even for a guy with two left hands like me! LOL

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Old 03-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #329
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Not trying to take over the thread but didn't want to start a new one. Here is my how to video. It will be HD once it gets done getting processed. My fluid was really dark after only a year and about 7k. Garage kept and not diven in the rain or snow. Hell I never even opened the lid untill I seen this thread!

Nice video.

Question though.....since you drained out all that brake fluid shouldn't you bleed the brakes to make sure there are no air bubbles in your brake lines?

Draining out the brake fluid would be the best thing to do but I didn't want to deal with bleeding the brakes. I just removed the hose clamp like you did and when I pull off the hose I had my new plug ready to go back on real quick. I a little fluid come out but it didn't come shooting out or anything.

Your bracket is sweet though. Wish some one would make and sell those. Come on 2SS.....can't you make that and sell it as a kit with the resivoir and correct plug?
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #330
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #331
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Nice video.

Question though.....since you drained out all that brake fluid shouldn't you bleed the brakes to make sure there are no air bubbles in your brake lines?

Draining out the brake fluid would be the best thing to do but I didn't want to deal with bleeding the brakes. I just removed the hose clamp like you did and when I pull off the hose I had my new plug ready to go back on real quick. I a little fluid come out but it didn't come shooting out or anything.

Your bracket is sweet though. Wish some one would make and sell those. Come on 2SS.....can't you make that and sell it as a kit with the resivoir and correct plug?
Thanks. I don't think you need to bleed the brakes bc the fluid never goes below the ports under the res. Not sure on the clutch? there was air in the line for the clutch. I sqeezed it a little after filling and a couple bubbles came out. It drove fine after this. Should I be concerned about the clutch? Is it hard to bleed?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:06 PM   #332
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Thanks. I don't think you need to bleed the brakes bc the fluid never goes below the ports under the res. Not sure on the clutch? there was air in the line for the clutch. I sqeezed it a little after filling and a couple bubbles came out. It drove fine after this. Should I be concerned about the clutch? Is it hard to bleed?
I did my install the exact same way as yours but I didn't have that awesome bracket. I filled the clutch line with fluid a bit before I installed the new reservoir and didn't bleed it. No issues with the clutch after 4.5K.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #333
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How would I know if there was air in the system? I could not tell any diff while shifting. From 2SSRS clutch write up the system cycles air out on it own?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #334
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What is the size of the EPDM cap?
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3/8 cap and napa sells them 2 for 3.00
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How would I know if there was air in the system? I could not tell any diff while shifting. From 2SSRS clutch write up the system cycles air out on it own?
PM sent yesterday. Just wanted to make sure you got it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #337
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Thanks to Imjaybird's design, I got a new bracket. Now mines level. I also got the edmp plug as well.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #338
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Thanks to Imjaybird's design, I got a new bracket. Now mines level. I also got the edmp plug as well.
Looks good! Did you make the bracket yourself or get someone local to make it for you?
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:07 PM   #339
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Thanks to Imjaybird's design, I got a new bracket. Now mines level. I also got the edmp plug as well.
Looks Great! That was fast! I plan on doing the heater hose mod you did soon.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #340
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Looks good! Did you make the bracket yourself or get someone local to make it for you?
No....someone else made it.

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Looks Great! That was fast! I plan on doing the heater hose mod you did soon.
LOL....didn't end up doing anything last night so I figured WTH and put it on in about 15 min.

The Heater Hose is an easy job and worth doing IMO. I've had a couple people that spent the money on the more expensive version say they wish they would've just gone the cheap rubber hose route because the hard line one makes it hard to deal with the spark plugs.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #341
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Does anyone happen to know the size of the wide band spring clamp needed for the nib on the brake reservoir if you use the EDPM cap?

According to mcmaster carr it says to "When choosing a wide-band spring clamp, measure the outer diameter of your hose or tube with the fitting installed. "

I would like to use one of these to keep the stock appearance.

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Old 03-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #342
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Does anyone happen to know the size of the wide band spring clamp needed for the nib on the brake reservoir if you use the EDPM cap?

According to mcmaster carr it says to "When choosing a wide-band spring clamp, measure the outer diameter of your hose or tube with the fitting installed. "

I would like to use one of these to keep the stock appearance.

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Got around to flushing the clutch hydraulic system today so that the entire clutch system would be nothing but the ATE Super Blue Racing DOT4 fluid I'm using. Chevrolet sure made bleeding the clutch a bit of a challenge although with a small, short 8mm wrench and an air fed vacuum brake bleeder it wasn't all that bad. I didn't notice any change in the clutch feel or actuation after the fluid change and bleeding but at least both my brakes and clutch systems are all fresh DOT4 now. Installed MTI SS brake lines and Hawk HPS pads along with a complete flush of the brake system today. The pads and SS lines are a definite improvement, well worth the $$ and effort.
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I forgot to ask, how much fluid did you use? Looking to buy some and dont want to order too much.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #344
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I forgot to ask, how much fluid did you use? Looking to buy some and dont want to order too much.
I just completed my mod. Used a full pint, between the brakes and the clutch.
Well maybe not quite a full bottle. But close!
I'll be taking it to the dealer to have the bleed line installed and have both the brakes and clutch systems flushed.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:33 PM   #345
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Has anyone put any type of heat insulation wrap around the clutch hyd line? Just wondering if there is an easy way to reduce header heat soak into that line. Or would that be a bad idea and just keep heat in the line?
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:49 PM   #346
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I told the Service Manager about the brake fluid be the color of Iced tea after 8800 miles. He asked me if there was a TSB on the clutch. So he looked it up and found nothing. I'm going to take the old fluid in when I get the brakes flushed. Maybe he can pass it up the food chain. But, not likely.
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I've been following this thread with great interest. For those that have been running the GTO reservoir for months, do you believe it has enough capacity? How often are you finding that you need to swap fluid in the "GTO" reservoir? I really like the fact that you're no longer contaminating the brake system with clutch dust but I'm concerned about having a sticky clutch issue due to the small volume of clutch fluid.
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I've been following this thread with great interest. For those that have been running the GTO reservoir for months, do you believe it has enough capacity? How often are you finding that you need to swap fluid in the "GTO" reservoir? I really like the fact that you're no longer contaminating the brake system with clutch dust but I'm concerned about having a sticky clutch issue due to the small volume of clutch fluid.
I keep an eye on it whenever I pop the hood. I'm changing it ~4.5K miles. It's a darker red when I change it. I'm also finding black specks in the reservoir. The GTO reservoir seems plenty big for me but I don't race my Camaro.
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LOOOOOOL.. i would ask for a working transmission before I consider that.
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I've been following this thread with great interest. For those that have been running the GTO reservoir for months, do you believe it has enough capacity? How often are you finding that you need to swap fluid in the "GTO" reservoir? I really like the fact that you're no longer contaminating the brake system with clutch dust but I'm concerned about having a sticky clutch issue due to the small volume of clutch fluid.
I've had mine on for a little while now. No issues at all. Clutch has be working great. I've never had it stick on me yet. I've been to the race track at least 2 if not 3 times and usually get 6 - 8 runs in each time. I just went a last weekend and got the best ET and 60' time so far.

This mod is a no brainer for the M6. I can't believe GM didn't make it that way in first place and I'm also suprised that more people aren't doing this. I would've thought it would be a top of the list mod especially for how cheap it is.

IMO....pretty much everyone with an M6 should be doing this. It's not even a permenant thing. If for whatever reason it didn't work out for you it can be put back to in less than 10 min.
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