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Old 10-21-2007, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

Hi gang,

I bought a turkey baster and some Prestone DOT 4 brake fluid, and I'd like to start replacing the clutch fluid in my '02 Z06.

However, the cap seems to be really on there. Does it twist off or pull off? Is there some sort of trick to getting it off without pulling the entire reservoir off with it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

Try pushing down with light to medium pressure and turning counter clockwise.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

Maybe a rubber strap wrench. Or wrap some tape around the cap & CAREFULLY use channel locks. The cap can get really tight for some reason. It'll come off eventually.

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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

I usually use a shop rag wrapped around the cap and just twist counter-clockwise to get it turning. Sometimes it is on there really tight (don't know why as I regularly check it) and it takes a little extra effort to get it turning.
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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

Here's an important trick with a stuck cap: Lay some towels around the reservoir. During a normal fluid change I always do this to prevent me from being too stupid and spilling fluid. If your cap is stuck it would be even easier to spill fluid on the surrounding area.

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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

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Here's an important trick with a stuck cap: Lay some towels around the reservoir. During a normal fluid change I always do this to prevent me from being too stupid and spilling fluid. If your cap is stuck it would be even easier to spill fluid on the surrounding area.

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EXCELLENT ADVIcE! Wish I'd read it BEFORE taking my cap off the first time.

Edit: Thanks to F.J.B. trying to keep us all moderately literate.

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Re: Any trick to taking off the clutch fluid reservoir cap?

Please keep this post to the top. I am sure there are many members that could benefit from this adviCe!!!!!!!
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