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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #1
 
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Clutch Fluid Change

Just changed the rear-end fluid the other day. Wasn't too bad, kinda a pain in the ass to get the hose past the gear and into the fluid reservoir to get it all out.

Anyway, I would like to change the clutch fluid. Checked it the other day and it is so brown, it looks like someone pinched on off in there. How the hell can I easily get that stuff out of there? Should I purge it all out from underneath some how?

Car is at 14k miles, never saw the track yet.

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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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Turkey baster, suck it out and replace. Then bleed the system. Check back after driving it a couple of times and repeat as necessary :thumb: :thumb:
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Old March 7th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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I would agree, did the same thing, changed once a day for 3 days until the fluid was crystal clear. Pretty easy.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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Re: Clutch Fluid Change

Now would be a decent time to change the tranny fluid while you're at and getting dirty.
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yes...tha tranny fluid ya want is the 459 fluid...
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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #6
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Re: Clutch Fluid Change

dumb question: what fluid do you use for the clutch resevoir?

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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:07 AM   #7
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Re: Clutch Fluid Change

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dumb question: what fluid do you use for the clutch resevoir?

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Brake fluid......



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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #8
 
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schweet! thanks for the tips, I'll do it hopefully this weekend.
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Re: Clutch Fluid Change

Motul600 RBF Dot4 for clutch and brake fluid
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I know this thread is 8 years old, but it will save people from posting "use the search function". But where do I find this clutch fluid so I can check it? if its anything like my rear end fluid, it's time to change
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I know this thread is 8 years old, but it will save people from posting "use the search function". But where do I find this clutch fluid so I can check it? if its anything like my rear end fluid, it's time to change
On the left side right near the brake booster at the firewall.

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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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On the left side right near the brake booster at the firewall.
Great, I assume you mean the clutch fluid reservoir. Is that all we drain and re-fill? or is there a greater process to change the fluid? There is a lot more fluid in the system than what is in the reservoir isn't there?

Sorry for the questions but I am changing the tranny fluid this weekend and want to get this done too.
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I use a technique recommended elsewhere. Suck out all of the contaminated fluid from the reservoir and fill to the fill line with new fluid. Pump the clutch pedal 20-30 times. Check the fluid. If it is clear, then you are done. Check it again after driving a while. If not clear, suck out the dirty stuff again and refill. Repeat the process until it is clear.
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I use a technique recommended elsewhere. Suck out all of the contaminated fluid from the reservoir and fill to the fill line with new fluid. Pump the clutch pedal 20-30 times. Check the fluid. If it is clear, then you are done. Check it again after driving a while. If not clear, suck out the dirty stuff again and refill. Repeat the process until it is clear.
ya, after reading the manual on how to do it properly, this option looked better. Just thought it was extreme cheating and not a proper bleed/fill compared to if i do it properly. I guess some fresh fluid is better than none
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Old July 5th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #15
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You are just getting the gunk out of the reservoir. I used to do the 'turkey baster' method on my old car until I decided to do a full bleed and you'd be surprised how much comes out. When I have the 'opportunity' to pull the Viper trans I will install a remote bleeder
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guys i am having a problem here. the manual says (on page 243) in the complete system bleed section to "while slowly depressing the clutch pedal, open the bleed screw on the clutch slave cylinder" The picture that they show is the clutch master cylinder.

If so I was expecting a nipple like is used to bleed the brake lines. If I am wrong can someone point me in the right direction as to what it is talking about

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is this the clutch slave cylinder bleeder screw?



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Old July 7th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #18
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I think that you are pointing at it. Take a look at Dave's DIY post #7 photos.
https://www.viperalley.com/forum/vipe...mission-r.html

It is not a "nipple" like a brake caliper bleeder. This makes it a PITA to bleed unless you have the adapters needed.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #19
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Slave connection and bleed screw should come out of the slave housing like a peace sign



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Cant that just be cracked with a 7/16 wrench? can air get into there if the bleeder valve is closed before the clutch pedal is let up?

Sorry for the questions but i want to do this right
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