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Clutch fluid after 175k miles... gross

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ThunderOne, May 28, 2017.

  1. May 28, 2017 at 11:18 PM
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    ThunderOne

    ThunderOne [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was way overdue. It was so easy idk why I put it off for so long. Can't even see through it holding up to the light.

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  2. May 29, 2017 at 4:48 AM
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    I do my clutch and brake fluid every two years. Never looked that bad, but clutch was always the dirtiest.
     
  3. May 29, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    so could you feel any difference?
     
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  4. May 29, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    Not sure yet. I just took the truck around the block to make sure everything was okay. (Flushed brake fluid too). I couldn't tell a difference in that short drive.
     
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  5. May 30, 2017 at 5:02 AM
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    No difference in feel, although it works out to be only about 30K between changes. Just feels better like a clean truck sort of thing. Piece of mind, just like the brake fluid.
     
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  6. May 30, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    Okay so yeah, definitely smoother shifting gears now or moving around the gear shifter with the clutch pushed in. Not as much of a notchy feel. seems to be smoother engaging the clutch too, but that's probably placebo. Who knows. Definitely needed to be done tho. I actually didn't have enough brake fluid left to clean it fully, but the lines are much clearer now. Guess I'll flush again in another 100k miles lol
     
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  7. Nov 28, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    Dude! I just hit 175k today finally after a long day out on the trails before winter hits or doesn't
    Clutch fluid has never been touched so it's probably gross too hahah
    Truck will likely need a new clutch next year depending on the current environment, especially if that release throwout bearing chatter gets any worse

    :spending:. Yikes!! With need of new tires probably as well next year :spending:
     

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