We will be installing a new OMNI clutch Master Cylinder into a 1992 Honda Civic VX with a 1996 b18C1 swap in it. Our old master cylinder was leaking fluid down into the cabin through the rod as the seals had blown in it.
This is the newly designed unit with revalved interior and improved seal design. After speaking with our friends over at Omni, we received our newly redesigned unit, this unit has a very high level of build quality and construction. Our impressions of this unit is that its an extremely high quality unit, and gives us positive feedback as well as firms up the pedal action throughout the entire engagement range. This provides the driver with an increased confidence while shifting and coupled with a short throw shifter, gives us faster, quicker shift times and increased positive engagement and disengagement.
The Omni-Power Quicklutch Master Cylinder has been designed to enable much faster shift times, with greatly improved clutch accuracy & feel. This is accomplished by utilizing a larger diameter piston, which moves the equivalent volume of fluid, with considerably less travel.
- 50% Reduction in Clutch Pedal Travel
- User Adjustable Clutch Release Point
- Improved Clutch Accuracy & Pedal Feel
- Longer Transmission Synchro Life
- Faster Recovery From Missed Gears
- Restores Timing and Synchronization Between Short Shifter and Clutch Pedal.
- 5 year warranty
After you install a short throw shifter, your timing will be off from your hands to your feet. This in turn causes mis-shifts and accelerated wear on the transmission synchronizers. With the Omni-Power Quicklutch unit you will restore your shifting synchronization and it will enable you to make more consistent and faster shifts.
Used by many top winning racing teams across the world, they all agree this clutch master cylinder greatly improves shift times, some have stated that itï¿½s the closest thing you can get to a sequential transmission.
Let’s beginï¿½ tools needed :
- 10 mm hex wrench
- 12mm wrench
- 8mm wrench
- Brake FLuid – DOT 3 or preferred fluidFirst locate your master cylinder, this is the unit directly beneath the master cylinder Reservoir. Undo the 10mm bolts holding the reservoir to your chassis.
-Next take a rag, and undo the clips holding the hose to the master cylinder. Pull off the reservoir, and with the rag, quickly block the line so that the least amount of fluid falls onto your paint and chassis. If any spills, make sure too wipe it up quickly.
-Pull back your wiring to expose the stock master cylinder. Now get your 10mm box wrench
-Gently undo the hardline to the master cylinder, take care as to not bend, kink or otherwise damage this line. Take extreme caution and care when undoing and redoing this line. If the box wrench does not open it up, try breaking the line loose with a vise clamp but do not damage the nut or strip the nut.
-Pull the hard line back, and clear of the master cylinder
-Now, go into your car, pull the drivers seat back all the way, and here comes the fun part. Heres a shot of the master cylinder and the clutch assembly.
-You will be undoing the 12mm nuts that hold the master cylinder to the firewall.
-You can see how our stock unit is leaking fluid everywhere and generally making a mess of things, not to mention the loss of hydraulic pressure which can leave someone stranded if not resolved.
-After undoing those nuts, we will be undoing the cotter pin that holds the U brace to the rod that comes out of the master cylinder. >>>DSC01460b
-Now, remove the bolt and cotter pin from the U-brace
-Now, remove your stock master cylinder :
-Here you see our stock unit, leaky, weak and the culprit to our lack of hydraulic pressure and misshifting :
-We compare the 2 units here :
Now install the new Omni Quick Master Cylinder, and reverse the installation process. Make sure to fill up with brake fluid, undo the slave cylinder
Until brake fluid comes back out of the system. You need to bleed this system until all air pockets are out of the system. This may take some time. With another person helping you, have that person sit in the car and pump the clutch pedal 5 times and hold. open the slave cylinder with a 8mm and close, make sure you have the slave cylinder opening attached to a line that is submerged in brake fluid to ensure you dont suck any additional air back into the system.
Once you have completely bled the system, take it for a test drive! You can adjust the pedal engagement to where you would like it at any time by adjusting the 12mm backing nut from the U-bolt and turning the rod so that the engagement point is higher or lower depending on where you prefer it. Make sure you have about a half inch of free play at the very top before the cylinder is pressurized. Congratulations! you have just installed your Quick Master Cylinder!