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Old 11-07-2015, 05:20 PM   #41
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I did not try straight MTG. The mix was recommended by a few people in my thread.
Alright thanks. I think I'm gonna try the Amsoil, and then if that sucks a mix since I'd just have to drain 1 qt out and add a qt to do the mix. Thanks for the info though, I remember someone here running straight syncromesh now that you mention it.
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The cap on the clutch reservoir is vented with a direct port open to atmosphere. This lets the clutch fluid absorb moisture much quicker than the brake fluid does. I replaced reservoir caps and masters/slaves several times trying to keep the clutch fluid as clean as my brake fluid. But could never keep the fluid from turning black in a month or two. The best option is to run fluid with the highest wet boiling point on the street and just live with it and then do a fresh flush before a track day weekend. I have been doing that for years now and have not had clutch issues on track.

Also make sure the clutch pedal is adjusted per FM instructions, that removes any contributions due to incorrect clutch pedal.
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