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2010-2014 Mustang SVE Remote Clutch Reservoir - Install & Review
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Published on 2018-02-27
Mustang SVE Remote Clutch Fluid Reservoir Kit.
Reduce brake fade, and improve clutch engagement, in your S197 with this SVE 2010-2014 Mustang remote clutch fluid reservoir kit! From the factory, your brakes and clutch share the same fluid reservoir. During vigorous driving, the sharing of this reservoir can cause brake fade, and clutch engagement issues, when the fluid heats up. Now you can eliminate these issues with this all in one kit! By separating the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, the fluid in each tank runs at a cooler temperature! This leads to improved braking and clutch engagement whether you're at the track or on the street.
Featuring high-quality components, this kit is built to last! A billet aluminum, CNC machined bracket provides a solid mounting point for your new reservoir. This bracket has a black finish to resist corrosion and blend into your engine bay. The fluid reservoir features an ABS plastic construction with a rubber bladder inside to maintain pressure. A rubber plug and cap are included to seal the master cylinder up when the hose is relocated. Stainless steel hardware finalizes this kit to mount the reservoir to your fender.
- This will require the sound tube to be deleted, as the reservoir mounts where the sound tube was.
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Item # LRS-RESERVOIR-K
Reservoir w/ Sound Tube Delete:
Item # LRS-RESERVOIR2K
How’s it going everybody? Landan with lmr.com! In this video I’ll be talking about the benefits of adding and installing a SVE isolated clutch reservoir into your manual equipped 2010 to 2014 Mustang.
2010 to 2014 mustangs utilized a shared system for the brake and clutch circuits which can led to frustrating problems when road racing or auto crossing your Mustang.
During competitive use, brake fade followed by diminished clutch engagement is the reason why you need this SVE isolated clutch reservoir.
This kit is going to isolate the clutch fluid to its own reservoir which will greatly improve overall performance from both the brake and clutch system.
SVE designed this kit as a bolt-in upgrade for your manual S197. As far as fitment is concerned, it will fit all 2010 to 2014 manual equipped Mustangs; and the sound tube will need to be removed to complete the install.
This isolated clutch reservoir is currently available by itself or paired up with a sound tube delete kit for those of you that still have the sound tube.
You are going to need a few rags or shop towels, brake clean just in case, and the correct brake fluid for your application.
Since our car visits the racetrack more than the street, we’ll be running what we’ve always ran in this car, which is DOT4 fluid.
To begin the install, pop the hood and locate the sound tube.
Our car already has it removed, but we’re still going to walk you through the steps.
If your car still has this attached, remove the 10mm bolt on the driver side fender.
Pull the sound tube out and away from the firewall.
Remove the rubber grommet from the strut tower.
Remove the rubber grommet from the air box lid.
Squeeze the hose clamp to relieve the tension and then remove it from the air inlet tube.
The sound tube is now free to come out of the car.
Remove the speed nut from the fender.
Place a few shop towels or rags underneath the master cylinder.
Brake fluid is highly corrosive and will eat through the paint.
For additional work room, disconnect and remove the fluid level sensor.
Before removing the clutch fluid hose, have the small provided plug ready to go.
Squeeze the clamp with a pair of pliers and slide it down the hose.
Remove the hose and then quickly install the plug.
Now, install the provided cap and push it all the way over the port.
Take one of the provided countersunk washers and slide it over a bolt.
Slide it through one of the openings in the fender where the sound tube was.
Align the threaded holes in the supplied bracket and finger tighten the bolt.
Do the same for the opening and leave the hardware loose.
Ensure that the bracket is all the way toward the outside of the fender and fully tighten the two bolts.
Position the clutch fluid hose over the nipple on the new reservoir.
Reposition the hose clamp.
Slide another washer over a bolt.
Position the bolt through the reservoir and thread it into the bracket, but do not fully tighten.
Do the same for the other opening and then fully tighten the bolts.
Reconnect the sensor if you removed it.
Open the reservoir and remove the boot.
Make sure you have some rags underneath the reservoir.
Fill the reservoir to the indicated line.
Reinstall the boot.
It is important to note that you should never put fluid inside of the boot itself.
Reinstall the cap.
Be sure and double check your clutch pedal engagement; when doing this, pedal effort should remain the same.
If you’re sound tube was still in place, use the supplied firewall plug and push it into the hole in the firewall.
Install the large cap over the opening on the inlet elbow.
Position the worm clamp and tighten it down.
Double check everything and then you’re all finished.
All in all here guys, this SVE remote clutch reservoir kit is a great addition to manual equipped S197 Mustangs. For the price; it installs super clean, super easy, and is a must have for performance-minded Mustang enthusiasts.
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