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C5 clutch fluid - which one?


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C6NL

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Thu 22 Mar 18 19:26

Re: C5 clutch fluid - which one?


Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):The only fluid that hasnít boiled in my Z06 is MOTUL 600, seems to be about the best Iíve used, and Iíve gone through plenty!!
Very good fluid indeed, more for the hardcore racer, very hygroscopic compared to normal brake fluid. Frequent changing of fluid recommended, not for the average Corvette driver Skep


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When launching and stopping this beast, passengers may experience temporary black-out due to "G" forces
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Yellowshark

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Thu 22 Mar 18 19:51


FIVE RED wrote (View Post):Yellowshark wrote (View Post):where does one get Brembo from?

Got mine from an ebay seller when I refreshed the system using the 'ranger method'. Expected to do the same this winter but the fluid has stayed clean, compared to the black ink I had before I did it previously. I'm guessing it had never been done before.


The "ranger method" sounds interesting. Does that way exclude (as I have read somewhere) removing the catalytic converter to bleed the system?

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FIVE RED

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Thu 22 Mar 18 22:07


Yellowshark wrote (View Post):FIVE RED wrote (View Post):Yellowshark wrote (View Post):where does one get Brembo from?

Got mine from an ebay seller when I refreshed the system using the 'ranger method'. Expected to do the same this winter but the fluid has stayed clean, compared to the black ink I had before I did it previously. I'm guessing it had never been done before.


The "ranger method" sounds interesting. Does that way exclude (as I have read somewhere) removing the catalytic converter to bleed the system?


Pretty well thought of in the US this is the method I used
https://www.rangeracceleration.com/Clutch_Care.html

It explains the reasons for the problem as well as the solution. No need to dismantle or bleed anything, just be thorough. Like I said mine was like black ink before I started but perfectly clear when finished.


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roppa440

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Fri 23 Mar 18 08:48

Re: C5 clutch fluid - which one?


Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):The only fluid that hasnít boiled in my Z06 is MOTUL 600, seems to be about the best Iíve used, and Iíve gone through plenty!!

That stuff has a very high boiling point for a Dot 4 fluid. Higher than the Dot 5.1 even. Thumbs up

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Vetteheadtony

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Fri 23 Mar 18 09:19

Re: C5 clutch fluid - which one?


roppa440 wrote (View Post):Vetteheadtony wrote (View Post):The only fluid that hasnít boiled in my Z06 is MOTUL 600, seems to be about the best Iíve used, and Iíve gone through plenty!!

That stuff has a very high boiling point for a Dot 4 fluid. Higher than the Dot 5.1 even. Thumbs up

I think it was about the hottest when I researched it and it did work in the way that it stopped locking me out of gear where the fluid momentarily boils (C5 woes)


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Yellowshark

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Fri 23 Mar 18 09:54


Thanks for that FIVERED, a really interesting article and one I will be pursuing in the next few days. Yup mine is certainly more ink than clear! Actually I am surprised this is the first time I have come across this subject in 17 years of ownership, but there you go.

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FIVE RED

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Sat 24 Mar 18 08:28

Re: C5 clutch fluid - which one?


Just something to watch out for - when I did mine I had the fluid perfectly clear and thought 'job done'. Checked it again next morning and it was dirty again, but not like before I started. So repeated the process a few more times and all good and staying clear.
From memory I think I used just over a litre of Brembo, the syringe was from ebay again. A good result and with the fluid at less than a tenner a litre not an expensive job at all.


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Rich

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Sat 24 Mar 18 19:27

Re: C5 clutch fluid - which one?


A Turkey Baster works too. Available from Ebay, all good Cook Shops and possibly your kitchen drawer.

If you choose the latter, make sure you put it back before Christmas or you will be rumbled.


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Yellowshark

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Sun 25 Mar 18 14:22


What happened to the good old days when every high street had a hardware store/ironmongers where you could just pop in and find anything. Anyway having failed miserably my syringe(s) will be arriving from Amazon tomorrow

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Rich

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Sun 25 Mar 18 15:25


Yellowshark wrote (View Post):What happened to the good old days when every high street had a hardware store/ironmongers where you could just pop in and find anything.

You and I have one in Christchurch - Castles Ironmongery. Always reminds me of the Two Ronnies' Four Candles sketch. Everything you ask for is under the counter in an old cardboard box!!


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