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garcmol 08-15-2012 01:14 PM

:facepalm: Now I really feel retarded.

JusticePete 08-15-2012 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5446410)
I know there are a ton of Clutch Reservoir DIY's out there.

But here's mine. :D

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1345054215

Nicely done Grasshopper.

With purity of heart a blind man can see. To achieve perfection you must search both Heaven and Earth. An empty hole is unknown in value until you fill it. Free yourself from the the bonds of the Earth to find perfection for your Clutch Reservoir installation.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/tv-E...eye-luke-1.jpg

perfection

GTAHVIT 08-15-2012 01:34 PM

wow... now if I can just snatch that damn pebble from your hand... I'll be good to go...


:laugh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5446423)
:facepalm: Now I really feel retarded.

LOL The guys helping me with my brakes did it while I was doing something else...

For some reason looking at the new reservoir installed made a lot more sense than just holding it in my hand.

:laugh:

Redemption 08-15-2012 02:01 PM

Good god man, what did you do to the top of that coilover? That nut is decimated!

righty-tighty, lefty-loosey


Lololol

JusticePete 08-15-2012 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5446515)
wow... now if I can just snatch that damn pebble from your hand... I'll be good to go...


:laugh:

The answer is written to those who look closely.

600hp-lpe 08-15-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redemption (Post 5446632)
Good god man, what did you do to the top of that coilover? That nut is decimated!

righty-tighty, lefty-loosey


Lololol

actually it looks like a little bit of rust on the nut.. the shape is intact if you look closely.

Chris must be hanging out at the beach in the salt spray...

garcmol 08-15-2012 02:52 PM

That nuts been off and on probably 20 times (easily). The nut in the picture that is.

GTAHVIT 08-15-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redemption (Post 5446632)
Good god man, what did you do to the top of that coilover? That nut is decimated!

righty-tighty, lefty-loosey


Lololol

OH man... that nut was a B!TC# to get on... I had to use the impact wrench to loosen the threads on the stock struts before I could get it on the Pedders coilovers with hand tools.

Both of them were way tight... IIRC they are a lock nut so they get tighter the further down you go....

Quote:

Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 5446816)
The answer is written to those who look closely.

... something to strive for. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 5446912)
actually it looks like a little bit of rust on the nut.. the shape is intact if you look closely.

Chris must be hanging out at the beach in the salt spray...

Were you staking me this weekend. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5446931)
That nuts been off and on probably 20 times (easily). The nut in the picture that is.

:word: see above.

zebra 08-15-2012 03:45 PM

alright, i'm lost now.
why'd you need a new clutch reservoir? :iono:

600hp-lpe 08-15-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5447224)
OH man... that nut was a B!TC# to get on... I had to use the impact wrench to loosen the threads on the stock struts before I could get it on the Pedders coilovers with hand tools.

Both of them were way tight... IIRC they are a lock nut so they get tighter the further down you go....



... something to strive for. ;)



Were you staking me this weekend. :D



:werd: see above.

Chris.. You been drinking today? you are spelling funny...:iono:
... or are you sending subliminal messages to someone? LOL


No STALKING.. just trying to be nice, for once, and stand up for you...
Look what it got me... labeled as a staker... LOL:sm0:

garcmol 08-15-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zebra (Post 5447270)
alright, i'm lost now.
why'd you need a new clutch reservoir? :iono:

Because there isn't a separate resevoir. It shares the brake fluid resevoir.

GTAHVIT 08-15-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zebra (Post 5447270)
alright, i'm lost now.
why'd you need a new clutch reservoir? :iono:

see below Lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 5447278)
Chris.. You been drinking today? you are spelling funny...:iono:
... or are you sending subliminal messages to someone? LOL


No STALKING.. just trying to be nice, for once, and stand up for you...
Look what it got me... labeled as a staker... LOL:sm0:

fixed... LOL

Quote:

Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5447280)
Because there isn't a separate resevoir. It shares the brake fluid resevoir.

This! we get some nasty clutch dust contamination from the shared reservoir.

Separating it keeps the brake fluid... cleaner...

600hp-lpe 08-15-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5447280)
Because there isn't a separate resevoir. It shares the brake fluid resevoir.

Yes you want a separate clutch fluid reservoir. you don't want contaminants in the brake system.

And if you drive a standard transmission, the clutch fluid picks up a whole lot of clutch particle dust from the slave cylander. The fluid needs to be changed out occasionally.

I used to use a baby's snot sucker - looks like this, to suck up the old fluid and then add fresh fluid in the clutch reservoir.http://www.nosesucker.com/wp-content..._5210391_o.jpg

zebra 08-15-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5447280)
Because there isn't a separate resevoir. It shares the brake fluid resevoir.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/20...9957096726.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by 600hp-lpe (Post 5447314)
Yes you want a separate clutch fluid reservoir. you don't want contaminants in the brake system.

And if you drive a standard transmission, the clutch fluid picks up a whole lot of clutch particle dust from the slave cylander. The fluid needs to be changed out occasionally.

I used to use a baby's snot sucker - looks like this, to suck up the old fluid and then add fresh fluid in the clutch reservoir.

i understand why you want separate reservoirs & the whole clutch dust in the fluid & all...
but you're telling me that y'all's cars have a combined clutch & brake reservoir?! :bonk:
that just seems like a ridiculous lack of engineering right there :facepalm:

and for mine, i have a big kitchen syringe with the tip of the needle cut off flat :thumbsup: i'm guessing y'all typically just do the ranger method do clean your fluid?


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