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    How To: Delete the Clutch Pressure Reservoir

    I don't know where to post this, so here it is. Alan, feel free to move this to the "How to" section. All the pictures and information here is free for 3sgto use.

    And of course, post up if anything is incorrect!! I did this a while ago so misinformation here is possible.



    How To: Delete the Clutch Pressure Reservoir

    What you'll need to buy:
    1 foot of rubber vac hose
    3 small hose clamps
    1 vacuum port cap for the port on the back of the intake plenum.

    The clutch pressure reservoir only acts to assist in clutch pedal operation when the car is turned off. The fact of the matter is, it really doesn’t make enough of a difference to warrant the added weight and obstacles in the engine bay to keep the thing.

    Here’s a picture of everything you’ll be removing


    The process is really quite simple. Here, I’m pointing to the two lines that must be connected. The hard line being indicated with my index finger along the firewall must be cut to accept the new hose routing. File smooth the remaining end (right side) of the hard line for the next step.



    Now, disconnect the tube my thumb is indicating in the above picture, and install the new ~1 foot of tube you bought to connect the port by my thumb to the newly cut hard metal line my index finger is indicating. Use hose clamps to secure the connections; you don’t want any pressure leaks.



    This picture shows the end result of a capped vacuum port on the back passenger side of the intake plenum.



    That’s basically it. You’re done. Simply remove all the vac tubing (both hard and soft lines) that used to be connected to these ports that ultimately run to the pressure reserve tubes. The tubes are the large metal cylinders in the first picture shown here. They are located at the bottom of the engine bay at the front of the car on the passenger side, bolted to a frame member.

    This really is that simple. Now enjoy your cleaner engine bay and be surprised by the difference you DON’T notice in clutch pedal feel! I should note that there are other methods of doing this….but that’s not what was done here, so I’ll leave somebody else to describe that if they want to.
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    Great write up... I am looking into doing this mod and was wondering if it is the same as this one ( http://www.3si.org/forum/f35/vacuum-...xtra-t-458165/ ) ? If not what are the differences?

    Thanks, John

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    Great write up... I am looking into doing this mod and was wondering if it is the same as this one ( http://www.3si.org/forum/f35/vacuum-...xtra-t-458165/ ) ? If not what are the differences?

    Thanks, John

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    Nice write up!

    I don't even have the vacuum line on my clutch hooked up. I just caped it off! Clutch feels the same as my N/A did. than again I just have a stock clutch in the car.

    Check it out on Youtube!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern 3kGT View Post
    Great write up... I am looking into doing this mod and was wondering if it is the same as this one ( http://www.3si.org/forum/f35/vacuum-...xtra-t-458165/ ) ? If not what are the differences?

    Thanks, John
    Yes, I believe it's the same... if I remember correctly that's what I used when I started to do this. Problem is, I don't believe bending the hard line is very easy (without kinking).

    The idea is exactly the same, except with mine instead of bending the hard line, I just cut it and connected the two lines using 1 foot of rubber vac hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3BreaK View Post
    Yes, I believe it's the same... if I remember correctly that's what I used when I started to do this. Problem is, I don't believe bending the hard line is very easy (without kinking).

    The idea is exactly the same, except with mine instead of bending the hard line, I just cut it and connected the two lines using 1 foot of rubber vac hose.
    I did exactly the same around 18 months ago. Roughly 30k miles, no issues.
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    Awesome write-up. Thank you for contributing t the 3sgto database.
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    Thanks for the nice simple write up.
    I've been looking at this for a few weeks and finally I can see where the lines need to connect.
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    No prob! Man, I can hardly believe I posted this so long ago.

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