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Old 07-28-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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I continue to fight what I think is the degradation of my clutch fluid. I start the day with good clutch operation but by the end of the day complete disengagement goes away. I'm hoping it is fluid related. When I bleed the system with fresh fluid everything seems to work well. Any recommendations on a good fluid to use? Right now I just use a good DOT 3 brake fluid. Have tried the GM stuff with now better results.

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Old 07-28-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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I run ATE Super Blue in mine & have never had a problem.
Does your car have headers? If so you may need to wrap the line from your slave cylinder to protect it from the heat.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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I run ATE Super Blue in mine & have never had a problem.
Does your car have headers? If so you may need to wrap the line from your slave cylinder to protect it from the heat.
Yes, long tubes. I do intend to wrap the lines.

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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first time I did my clutch I installed heat shielding on all the hydraulic lines and even the feed line from the RES to the MC. Using regular Castrol LMA I never had a clutch pedal probelm at the track or on the street.

Just recently flushed the fluid with Motul RBF 600 did an HPDE @ pocono with 60 mintues of abuse in HIGH heat and had the same positive results. I'm convinced that fresh fulid & heat shielding plays a big roll in how the hydraulics operate.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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first time I did my clutch I installed heat shielding on all the hydraulic lines and even the feed line from the RES to the MC. Using regular Castrol LMA I never had a clutch pedal probelm at the track or on the street.

Just recently flushed the fluid with Motul RBF 600 did an HPDE @ pocono with 60 mintues of abuse in HIGH heat and had the same positive results. I'm convinced that fresh fulid & heat shielding plays a big roll in how the hydraulics operate.
Anyone have a good source for Motul?

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:54 PM   #6
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Many get it from a motorcycle supply place.
I get mine from Pegasus.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...ighlight=motul
(There's post about a place in AZ/NM (UPRacing) that's cheaper, free shipping over 100.00, but the shipping costs are higher enough for me on the east coast that the delivered price from pegasus is cheaper ... (again, for a < $100.00 order)
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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As Mungo describes - UPRacing, like many other racer parts suppliers, does offer FREE shipping for orders over $100 if you can combine your order with other needed stuff.

On the east coast, BSR Products near Charlotte (Lowe's) Motor Speedway also carries Motul for about $17.95/bottle. But it sounds like it is locally available at most motorcycle joints, too...

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:33 AM   #8
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GM has clutch fluid. there is an additive in there. like a friction modifier, or something fancy like that.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:30 AM   #9
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first time I did my clutch I installed heat shielding on all the hydraulic lines and even the feed line from the RES to the MC. Using regular Castrol LMA I never had a clutch pedal probelm at the track or on the street.

Just recently flushed the fluid with Motul RBF 600 did an HPDE @ pocono with 60 mintues of abuse in HIGH heat and had the same positive results. I'm convinced that fresh fulid & heat shielding plays a big roll in how the hydraulics operate.
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I get mine from a local speed shop down the road for 16 a bottle. they have all motul products from their brake fluids to their oil.

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try this http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...0%201&comp=LRS
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