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Old 03-17-2011, 11:10 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, 11:15 AM   #342
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3/8 cap and napa sells them 2 for 3.00
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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, 01:37 PM   #343
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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, 10:21 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, 08:33 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, 08:49 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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Old 04-07-2011, 06:52 PM   #347
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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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Old 04-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #348
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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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Old 04-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #349
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LOOOOOOL.. i would ask for a working transmission before I consider that.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #350
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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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Old 04-07-2011, 11:31 PM   #351
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I have run the GTO res for 1 1/2 year now, it hold more all the fluid you need, grate mod and for less the $30.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:04 AM   #352
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Same here. One of the best mods you can do to your car.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:15 AM   #353
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Thanks for the feedback guys and all you research to provide the rest of us a good solution!
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #354
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My bracket

I got a lot of requests about making the bracket I used to mount my reservoir. I made mine by hand with a pc of 1/8" thick aluminum and a grinder. It's really not something that could be produced in a small quantity for a reasonable price so I had my draftsman do a drawing for you guys to copy if you'd like. It should transfer in proportion but I had her include a bunch of numbers on it just in case. I would get your fasteners before you drill the top 2 holes as the size may need to be adjusted.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:36 PM   #355
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I got a lot of requests about making the bracket I used to mount my reservoir. I made mine by hand with a pc of 1/8" thick aluminum and a grinder. It's really not something that could be produced in a small quantity for a reasonable price so I had my draftsman do a drawing for you guys to copy if you'd like. It should transfer in proportion but I had her include a bunch of numbers on it just in case. I would get your fasteners before you drill the top 2 holes as the size may need to be adjusted.
You have a draftsman?!

Thanks for the drawing.
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That is awesome TC. One comment. She should have made it to scale so we could trace onto a piece of aluminum and just cut instead of having to measure.
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