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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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What is this? Resevoir by the master cylinder

There is a small resevoir (metal housing, not plastic) right next to the master cylinder with a black cap. It attaches right to the firewall and looks like it may have a line going straight down from it. What is it?

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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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There is a small resevoir (metal housing, not plastic) right next to the master cylinder with a black cap. It attaches right to the firewall and looks like it may have a line going straight down from it. What is it?
That little guy is your clutch fluid resevour/master cylinder. Should say DOT III ONLY on the cap, located right under the brace for your front end. That tube goes down into your bellhousing for your slave (assuming you have an internal slave cylinder) and he will eventually become your friend/enemy in the future
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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Ok, now for the stupid part. I was trying to bleed my brakes in the dark with a flashlight and accidently put some brake fluid (not much) in there. Am I screwed or should I just pump what's on top out? My hope is that the brake fluid is less dense and I could just take it off the top. Or am I completely wrong and its ok?
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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Correct me if im wrong, but dont you fill that up with brakefluid anyways???
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Haha, your fine. The clutch fluid is brake fluid. So no worries
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Unread 05-03-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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I did a little searching on google and found out myself. I smelled the fluid in the resevoir before I put it in and it smelled the same, so I just assumed that was the brake fluid resevoir. At least I didn't just blindly poor it in some random place. Boy, I usually can follow directions pretty good and do OK on first time jobs, but I did everything wrong tonight. I've done pads and rotors several times, but never calipers so I've never had to bleed brakes. I think it was because it was getting dark and I was trying to hurry so I could drive it to work tomorrow. I need a garage...

Thanks for the help guys. I seriously hope you got a good laugh at my expense cause something good needs to have come from tonight.
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