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Old 08-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #126
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Did my resivoir a couple days ago. Of course it wasn't as easy as I thought. The theory is easy but getting your hands in that small of an area to pre-drill the wholes isn't.

There isn't a real good level area as well so my resivoir is tilted upwards some. Still looks okay.

It doesn't take very much fluid at all to fill it up. Like 1 - 1.5 oz.
You could machine a tapered mounting plate to get the reservoir to set level.
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You could make a metal bracket, so you could mount the bracket and then bend it to get the reservoir level.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:07 PM   #127
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Well I might need to do this as well.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:12 PM   #128
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gmparts direct said the reservoir is on national backorder....
I ordered from gmpartsdirect.com in July and got the same message. I didn't cancel the order, and had the reservoir 2 weeks later.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:14 PM   #129
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You could machine a tapered mounting plate to get the reservoir to set level.
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You could make a metal bracket, so you could mount the bracket and then bend it to get the reservoir level.

I might go back and do something....it's just tight getting you hands in there to get everything level and straight.

It seems to work fine...just a little tilted. No one else would probably notice.


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Well I might need to do this as well.
The hardest part is finding the resivoir. They are on national back order. There were 2 left in FL but they may be gone by now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:56 PM   #130
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I ordered from gmpartsdirect about 2 weeks ago and just now got a shipment notification so it seems like the wait might be over...
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:21 PM   #131
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Same here, ordered two weeks ago and got my ship notification today.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:42 PM   #132
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Did my resivoir a couple days ago. Of course it wasn't as easy as I thought. The theory is easy but getting your hands in that small of an area to pre-drill the wholes isn't.

There isn't a real good level area as well so my resivoir is tilted upwards some. Still looks okay.

It doesn't take very much fluid at all to fill it up. Like 1 - 1.5 oz.

BTW: Even after getting the shaft for the acutal resivoir I have about $40 and about 2hrs in the whole thing.
Not trying to disrespect you but if you look at the start of this thread you can see i moved my battery lead down so i have a flat place to mount the new reservoir.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:11 AM   #133
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My reservoir shipped today. I need to find a big syringe to pull fluid with...ideas??
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:43 AM   #134
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Walmart, The one that is sold there is used to mix gas and oil for 2 stroke's
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #135
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Looks like there back in stock i have 4 coming to me will be at my door on Monday, If any one needs 1 let me know.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #136
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Im guessing they only used one, because people would cry about the engine compartment looking cluttered if there were two. Hence the ugly ass engine cover.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #137
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Im guessing they only used one, because people would cry about the engine compartment looking cluttered if there were two. Hence the ugly ass engine cover.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #138
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:55 AM   #139
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Not trying to disrespect you but if you look at the start of this thread you can see i moved my battery lead down so i have a flat place to mount the new reservoir.
Your right.....I didn't notice you moved the cable.

When I looked at how to mount it I saw the specialized clip in zip tie thing GM used hold the positive cable in place. I didn't have one and it look like you couldn't take it apart without cutting it. I guess I should've waited and looked into picking one up from GM but knowing how those things go it probably would've been $5 for a $.02 part.

Mine is slightly tilted but it does hold the fluid just fine and I'm able to get enough fluid in there to get to the fill line. If it were flat I might have been able to get ever so slightly more fluid in there but not much.

In hine sight I probably should've moved the cable to get a flat surface like you did. Ultimately it does look like a cleaner install and probably would've given me more room to make the mounting holes.

So.....those who are looking at doing this, condsider moving your positive cable down and mounting where the OP mounted his.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:03 PM   #140
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Got mine in this weekend. You might notice from the pics that it's a bit crooked. The hose was too long so it kinks if I turn the reservoir straight so next time I change the fluid I'll lop an inch off the hose and level it out. The T bracket can be found at Home Depot next to the fasteners, the holes in the T part line up perfectly with the holes in the reservoir.
I'll let you know after a few burners if it seems to be working.
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Got mine in this weekend. You might notice from the pics that it's a bit crooked. The hose was too long so it kinks if I turn the reservoir straight so next time I change the fluid I'll lop an inch off the hose and level it out. The T bracket can be found at Home Depot next to the fasteners, the holes in the T part line up perfectly with the holes in the reservoir.
I'll let you know after a few burners if it seems to be working.
Did you go to a dot 4 fluid? and replace the fluid before and after you track event.
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Did you go to a dot 4 fluid? and replace the fluid before and after you track event.
Yep, got the Prestone DOT4 stuff. I didn't do a full change, just replaced the dirty stuff I sucked out during the install but that turned out to be just about a full bottle between the brake and new clutch reservoir.

I was wondering how did you drill the holes to get yours mounted directly to the wheel tub? There's no way to fit a drill in there sideways and it's double-wall sheetmetal so I'd think you'd have a hell of a time using a self-drilling screw...
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #143
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I was wondering how did you drill the holes to get yours mounted directly to the wheel tub? There's no way to fit a drill in there sideways and it's double-wall sheetmetal so I'd think you'd have a hell of a time using a self-drilling screw...
If you go back to post #124 you'll see what I did. We used a 1/4" self-tapping screw with an air ratchet. We put a small piece of aluminum tape around it to help hold it in place.

Even then it was a PITA to get it done. We first put down some painters tape, made marks where we thought the holes should go, then used a tool (not sure what it's called) that would make a punch when you pushed on it hard. That was the starting point. We then used the 1/4" selt-tape to make the holes....backing them out when done.

Once both wholes where there we put the resevior on with the same screws. You only get one whole per screw if your lucky. It's too dull after one hole to do the other.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #144
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Got mine in this weekend. You might notice from the pics that it's a bit crooked. The hose was too long so it kinks if I turn the reservoir straight so next time I change the fluid I'll lop an inch off the hose and level it out. The T bracket can be found at Home Depot next to the fasteners, the holes in the T part line up perfectly with the holes in the reservoir.
I'll let you know after a few burners if it seems to be working.
I like the ingenuity but, no offense, personally I'm not sure I like the looks of the bracket. It makes it look like it's not mounted at all....even though I know it is. As long as you're good with it then I would leave it. Even if you went back and mounted it differently you could probably hide that hole pretty good.

I think the way the OP mounted it is the best so far. If it wasn't such a pain and for the fact that I would have two holes left behind, I would've gone back and put it in the same place as the OP.
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If you go back to post #124 you'll see what I did. We used a 1/4" self-tapping screw with an air ratchet. We put a small piece of aluminum tape around it to help hold it in place.

Even then it was a PITA to get it done. We first put down some painters tape, made marks where we thought the holes should go, then used a tool (not sure what it's called) that would make a punch when you pushed on it hard. That was the starting point. We then used the 1/4" selt-tape to make the holes....backing them out when done.

Once both wholes where there we put the resevior on with the same screws. You only get one whole per screw if your lucky. It's too dull after one hole to do the other.
+1 on the self-tapping screw With a 90% drill that i have.
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The problem with that mounting location, for me, is that the Hotchkis STB attaches at that point. I'm going to need to get really creative...
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The problem with that mounting location, for me, is that the Hotchkis STB attaches at that point. I'm going to need to get really creative...
You got a pic?
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I don't have it on my car yet, but here's a pic from Hotchkis:
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I don't have it on my car yet, but here's a pic from Hotchkis:
Hmmm....that could be an issue.

Looks like the bracket that was used in post #140 might work. Looks like it might fit up underneath that brace.
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Got mine in this weekend. You might notice from the pics that it's a bit crooked. The hose was too long so it kinks if I turn the reservoir straight so next time I change the fluid I'll lop an inch off the hose and level it out. The T bracket can be found at Home Depot next to the fasteners, the holes in the T part line up perfectly with the holes in the reservoir.
I'll let you know after a few burners if it seems to be working.
slap some white paint on the bracket!
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