Originally Posted by ford_trck
I put in a kevlar pilot bearing from South bend clutch and haven't had any problems since.
I looked up the south bend site . did you just use the pilot bearing
or buy a whole clutch kit ? The clutches they have look like the
800 and up variety . I got 175,000 out of the first clutch and
98,000 out of second one . i'm thinking the shaft was worn some and let it flop a litle causing the pilot problem . The input had some end play too . I have had the trans rebuilt already cost 1350.00
but just about all parts were replaced and want it to last as long as possible . Hotshoting in kind of hard on a truck anyway .
I'm always at least 18,000-33,000 gross weight . One truck has 375,00 on it other has 259,000 . So I've been expecting some repairs about now . The last clutch was dealer kit the funny thing I bought a autozone kit and it had same name on disc and was 200 cheaper this most recent one . Couldn't complain I was in anderson SC in holiday express parking lot doing it . I still like the 7.3 and 6spd .