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Old 02-22-2011, 04:18 PM
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clutch pedal sticking

Hey everyone
Got my turbo fixed up (from my laSt thread) now I have another issue.
For a while now my clutch has been sketchy. It hasn't been slipping but it seems to stick when I hard start or accelerate hard. Let's say, passing a car on the highway or taking off at the green - if I break approx 2200 rpm it will happen almost every time. The pedal is exteemly stiff and sometimes doesn't actually engage the clutch (as in the truck is still in gear and hard to get out ) until I put my toe behind it and pull it out again - pump 1 or 2 times then fine again.
My reservoir is about 5/8 of an inch from the top (I can't see the min/max lines) so I am wondering if maybe just a gravity bleed will do the trick? Or maybe replace master / slave cylinders? Any reason why I could believe it to be the throwout bearing? Any ideas are helpful

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2008 F350 6.4L
100000 kms
6spd manual tranny
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:03 AM
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Its the stock pressure plate. Go with a South Bend clutch kit and it will go away.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:03 AM
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Pressure plate? Hem do u have some theory on that? Sounds like an answer from experience?
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 AM
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I guess there is a self adjusting system on the stock pressure plate that cant handle the power. Yes I have had some experience with this, exact same symptoms you stated.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:05 AM
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Hrm well I have changed out my master / slave assembly all to no effect - figured it was the easiest to start with and prob should be changed anyway if I change my clutch / pp assembly. I have a Luk clutch kit ordered - any expierence good or bad with these? I ordered the 500 hp assembly
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:43 AM
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Well the stock pressure plate and friction disk are both LUK, says it right on them.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:52 AM
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Do u think using a 500 hp would be better than? I got about 50000 miles before having issues with this one...
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:58 AM
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Yes I think it would be better than your old stock one, just not the one I would buy.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:26 AM
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Well I jusat picked up the kit I am not sure why I was told it was LUK cuz it has south bend right on the box - I guess that is a good thing.
1500 for the kit - good deal or crap?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:54 AM
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Sounds a little high but if it works thats all that matters. Where did you buy from?
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