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Old 06-01-2018, 06:21 PM
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This was on the car when I bought it a year ago. Iím asssuming they had a problem with it coming off. Is this a known issue with HR models?


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This was on the car when I bought it a year ago. Iím asssuming they had a problem with it coming off. Is this a known issue with HR models?
Well well, I guess things haven't changed much between a 50 year old Datsun and a 10 year old one.



Trust me when I say this... that is NOT a factory part nor fix. I might be MicDaMouse but Nissan doesn't do that kinda stuff. My HR nor VHR never had an issue like that. Guess, as you probably surmise, loose cap or maybe they used it to hold a wire or something.
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LOL, thanks Mic. I figured it wasn't factory, but was wondering why anyone would do that. Oh well, guess I'll see what I can come up with online. Maybe I should just get an aftermarket name brand mc that has a screw on cap.......
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Mic's right, that's not factory. Also, it looks like your clutch fluid could use a change and the reservoir is overfilled.

Dirty little secret: A large syringe with about 9 inches of silicone aquarium tubing attached to it makes a great" suck the gunk out" device on the clutch fluid reservoir. I use it on mine every few months, and for some miracle reason, my clutch isn't giving me half the problems it used to. I use Valvoline Synthetic DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid. You could also bleed it as per FSM procedure and swear a lot.
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Many thanks, Zac! I'll take care of it this weekend.
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Aftermarket (and oem) master cylinder reservoirs such as the wilwood have gaskets and simply press on. I would imagine it is a way to keep it in place without using a reservoir clamp.

Why it was used on your car have no idea.
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To be clear Im talking about the base of the reservoir, not the lid.

In MicVelos case, his is pressed onto the base secured with a reservoir clamp, and zip ties. The OEM 350z uses a one-piece clutch reservoir with no base. So in your case the velcro probably serves no purpose.
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