I been hearing a lot about this product, anyone here got a D.I.Y. ? I just wanna know how hard to install this 1-5. thanks.
No pictures, but install instructions are on their website:
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR OMNI-POWER QUICKLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER
The Omni-Power Quicklutch master cylinder reduces the stock clutch pedal travel of approximately 5.5 inches to a mere 3 inches. Its function is to reduce shifting time by reducing the distance the clutch pedal has to travel. The stock master cylinder incorporates a 15.8mm diameter piston moving 3.3 cc's of fluid in approximately 17mm of travel (the amount needed to fully disengage the clutch). Where as the omnipower quicklutch master cylinder uses a 21mm diameter piston and only needs 9.6mm of piston travel to move the same 3.3 cc's of fluid. Numerous independent tests have been conducted that revealed .1-.4+ second reductions in both 1/4 mile and road race lap times. "Nothing shifts like a quicklutch".
The location of the CMC is between the firewall and drivers shock tower.
A: Deep 10mm, 12mm 1/4 drive socket and socket wrench.
B: 10mm line wrench.
C: Small pair of dikes or a 90 degree pick.
D: 12mm, 8mm combination wrenches.
E: Brake bleeder tube/vacuum line and bottle.
F: A friend to help you bleed the CMC.
1. Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable.
2. Use a 10mm socket and remove the 2 bolts securing the clutch master cylinder fluid reservoir to driver’s side shock tower.
3. Remove the stock steel hard line with a 10mm line wrench. (be sure to put a rag or garage towels under the CMC to prevent damage to the paint).
4. Working under the dash inside the car, remove the pin that attaches the CMC rod the pedal assembly. There is a cotter pin that will need to be removed and reinstalled.
5. Remove the 2 12mm nuts securing the CMC to the firewall
6. Remove the stock CMC from the vehicle from inside the engine bay. and remove the reservoir hose from the stock CMC.
7. Thoroughly clean the CMC fluid reservoir with brake cleaner or warm water, making sure to completely dry it and the rubber line before reinstalling it.
8. Install the Omni-Power QCMC through the firewall and hand start the steel hard line.
9. After hard line is hand tight, install the 2 12mm nuts that secure the Omni-Power QCMC to the firewall, under the dash.
10. Install the lock pin and cotter pin securing the QCMC rod to the clutch pedal and reinstall the cotter pin.
11. Use the 10mm line wrench to tighten the steel hard line. take care not to over tighten. When the fitting bottoms out only about 1/8th turn or less is needed.
12. Install the clean and dry CMC fluid reservoir on the new Omni-Power QCMC.
13. Fill the fluid reservoir with premium dot-3 or dot-4 brake fluid.
14. Using an 8mm wrench open the clutch slave cylinder bleeder on the front of the transmission. Attach a rubber vacuum line to the bleeder orifice.
15. 2 people will be needed during the bleeding process. One to keep the reservoir full the other to pump the clutch pedal.
16. With the slave cylinder bleeder open pump the clutch pedal by hand while another person makes sure the reservoir stays full. When clean fluid is coming out of the slave cylinder bleeder close the bleeder and top off the reservoir. Make sure the pump the clutch pedal all the way up and all the way down, this will ensure all the air is pumped out of the system.
17. Now bleed the clutch pedal in the traditional up down manner and open and close the bleeder on each stroke until no more air comes out. You will need to manually pull the pedal up after each down cycle.
18. The pedal rod adjustment is preset but may need to be adjusted to certain clutches. You can adjust the pedal rod by loosening the lock nut and either shortening it or lengthening it. A quick test drive or clutch release will determine whether it needs to be released.
19. The normal position of the clutch pedal will be about 2 inches lower than the brake pedal.
A: Don't use an air bleeder, as they will not properly prime the QCMC
B: Don't try to make the clutch pedal rod too long or you will over engage your clutch making it hard to get into gear.
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I think I need to get this part replaced. According to what I've been reading so far. Everytime I press the clutch, there is this little popping noise when it gets near the floor/back wall. It's not too loud but annoying after applying clutch a couple of times. I've read some forums and the "symptoms" of it appear to be the need to replace this part. I'm supposed to take it to the dealer tomorrow and have them check it out. The car is still under warranty so it should be covered.