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post #1 of 13 Old 03-21-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Time to Replace Clutch...

The throw-out bearing on my clutch has died, but I want to replace everything while I'm working on it.

Does anyone have reccomendations? My truck will be hauling around 6-7k lbs almost constantly for the next year, so I'd like to get a setup that replaces any weak links in the OEM setup.

I've gotta get all of the parts sourced within the next week so I can have my buddy help me with the repair. If anyone has ideas/links on the best places to source everything, that would also be rad.

My girlfriend and I are spending the year on the road (we've got a Lance on the bed of the OBS) but we're spending the next 2 weeks at an address where I could have parts shipped if ordering online is the best idea.

Thanks in advance for any advice/links/ideas!
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get a single mass flywheel conversion from valiar, luk or southbend. I got a upgraded southbend from thoroghbred diesel outta ID. best price i found. also get more clutch than you think you need

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link to the southbend clutches they also stock valair

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so I'd like to get a setup that replaces any weak links in the OEM setup.
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get a single mass flywheel conversion from valiar, luk or southbend.
+1; Dumb-mass... er... dual-mass flywheel is THE MAJOR weak link in the OEM. The other, minor one is the fork; there's a TSB out there describing an issue, and Ford has an improved version for not too many dollars.
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madpogue, do you have the TSB number for the fork issue (I thought it was an SD issue). That being said, I always replace the fork anyway since it's only about $20. Cheers!

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Awesome, thanks for the help guys! I ordered a south bend -looking forward to getting it on.

Anyone have a good place to buy a clutch fork (specifically supporting vendors of powerstroke.org, or businesses worth supporting?)

Thanks again!
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I would recommend a Valair Organic. It is $100 cheaper than SB, customer service is excellent and I have had it in my truck for 2 years with Zero issues. I gross out around 20,000lbs and have aprox 325hp
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Get a stock one from Tousley Ford Parts online:

Clutch, Release Lever
(Ford) E7TZ-7515-A

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Argle bargle for some reason I can't find the TSB on the fork now.
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will the fork issue make third gear grind unless you shift real slow? All my other gears go in great but third. sorry not trying to steal your thread just thought id ask since this is a tranny thread.
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