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Old 08-10-2012, 12:06 AM
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What happened to ranger?? He hasn't been on since 12/11.
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Flushed the clutch fluid today, easy task thanks to ranger and his video!! Took 8 separate flushes but it's clean and clear now.
Thanks Corvette Forum,,best vette site out there hands down.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:02 PM
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Just changed mine today for the first time after watching the video and going to Walmart.
It only had about 1/2" of black fluid in the reservoir, so I suspect it had never been done in it's 17k miles. Took 4 fills and the fluid looks great now.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt48 View Post
Just changed mine today for the first time after watching the video and going to Walmart.
It only had about 1/2" of black fluid in the reservoir, so I suspect it had never been done in it's 17k miles. Took 4 fills and the fluid looks great now.
I bought a barely used 2011 GS back in December. I haven't been aggressive with the car and I doubt the original owners, an elderly couple, were either.

I was surprised how bad the fluid looked. It was very dark brown and just barely over the MIN line. The car only has 3300 miles on it.

I also filled and flushed the system four times.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:40 PM
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I bought a barely used 2011 GS back in December. I haven't been aggressive with the car and I doubt the original owners, an elderly couple, were either.

I was surprised how bad the fluid looked. It was very dark brown and just barely over the MIN line. The car only has 3300 miles on it.

I also filled and flushed the system four times.
An "elderly couple" was driving a manual trans GS Vette?

Not sure what you consider "elderly", but I consider it 80-85+
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 1BADLS3 View Post
An "elderly couple" was driving a manual trans GS Vette?

Not sure what you consider "elderly", but I consider it 80-85+
They traded it in with only 2300 miles on the odometer. I was told they traded the Vette and a Mustang GT in for a new California Special Mustang GT.

I figure the Vette was a bit too "committed" for them.

I understand about elderly. I'm no spring chicken. I'm just relaying what the sales people told me.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:40 PM
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Great info.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:58 AM
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Thanks for all the responses.
I finally found the video. Now I just need a car!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by KarlM100 View Post
Thanks for all the responses.
I finally found the video. Now I just need a car!
Karl
patience! I waited over 2-3 months to find the right one for me
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I found that instead of pumping the clutch take the car out for a drive it will mix all the bad stuff up and you can remove it with your syringe.I tried doing it in the garage by pumping the clutch and it was black the next day.Driving it around you can get rid of the black fluid for good in a few days.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:17 AM
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There's alot of discussion in the Z06 forums about the ranger method not working... You need a remote bleeder to flush the sludge that's down around the bell housing area of the car versus just cleaning out the reservoir....
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mark1107 View Post
There's alot of discussion in the Z06 forums about the ranger method not working.
It's just a band-aid for sure. But there's no way to properly bleed the clutches on these stupid cars. Best scenario is to start doing that method of drain/refill of the clutch reservoir since day and mile 1. That's what I've been doing. My clutch fluid was already brown when I bought the car with just 10 miles on the clock. I've changed the fluid like 20 times in 3K miles. And will continue to do it; it's very cheap. Hope that avoids me an early clutch failure. But yes, wish I could bleed it properly. Tried with the exhaust out, but it's practically impossible. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by cclive View Post
Exactly....there's just no reason to go running around like crazy for the GM stuff....its all DOT 4...and we're not running at Indy...

And all of GM's fluids are rebranded..they are not an oil refiner or a chemical company.
Well maybe some of us are











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To augment the ranger method some owners are drilling the bell housing plastic vent covers to improve the airflow thru to the vents on the aft side of bell housing. This should reduce accumulation and aid egress of clutch dust. The downside is you may subject the area to road debris possibly causing other issues.

What is Rangers take on this? It seems if you drill very small holes and stay off dirt roads, the benefits outweigh any risks.

This:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...-clutch-5.html

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