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#113165 - 04/04/14 06:24 PM Have you checked your clutch fluid?
leadfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/31/01
Posts: 5086
Loc: Pennsylvania
Greetings, my Bubbas!!
Havin nothin to do during this horrific winter, I was under the hood of my 05 and found the fluid was below minimum mark.Looked like chocolate syrup. Had problems with rough 1st gear engagement and sometimes second. Got it flushed with Super Dot4 and she shifts like butter. Bought with 62xx mile now have 81xx and the fluid was smoked. Hope all are well and it is good to be back...
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#113228 - 05/04/14 06:19 PM Re: Have you checked your clutch fluid? [Re: leadfoot]
Chewy Offline
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Registered: 04/06/03
Posts: 3287
Loc: North Augusta, SC
I checked mine last weekend for the first time after 33k miles. It wasn't quite to the point of chocolate syrup yet, but it was definitely approaching a lite maple. I did the "turkey baster" flush method in my garage (suck out reservoir, fill with clean Dot-4, cycle clutch 20 times, repeat until clear after clutch cycles). I just checked it again this weekend after driving it all week, it's not clear any more, but I can live with the slight tint that is there. I need to remember to add this to my list of things to do with the oil changes.

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#113232 - 05/04/14 06:51 PM Re: Have you checked your clutch fluid? [Re: leadfoot]
leadfoot Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Read an article on Corvette clutches and what a pain in the ass they are to replace. Most problems start with master and slave seals so the effort is worth it. Did you see more clutch and better engagement?
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#113237 - 05/04/14 07:11 PM Re: Have you checked your clutch fluid? [Re: leadfoot]
Chewy Offline
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Loc: North Augusta, SC
I didn't notice any difference after the flush, but I wasn't having any issues before.

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#113537 - 03/28/15 05:40 PM Re: Have you checked your clutch fluid? [Re: leadfoot]
J.B. Offline
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Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 10504
Loc: North East
I always follow c4c5 specialist recommendation to have him flush my clutch fluid in his shop every two years.

I don't want that dam sticking clutch pedal issue I had with my last c5....-and with 88k miles I have no problem.

Don't do that ranger turkey blaster meathod as it never worked for me. Just have a qualified c6 world class tech do the flush...

Jmo
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