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clutch slipping, soaked in diesel

I put in a chip from php about 6 weeks ago. AWESOME. right away in horsing around i noticed the clutch slipping in high gear, high torque situations. top two gears at first, now also in the the next lower gear. throughout, i've not been able to make it slip in stock setting. I don't doubt it's time for a new one, 135k on the stock clutch, but i've been troubleshooting an oil leak too. it suddenly dawned on me it was coming from the valley and has soaked the bellhousing and presumably the clutch. turns out it was actually my drain**** o rings leaking fuel, fixed it today.

my question, if my clutch is soaked in diesel, now that i've stopped the leak, will it dry out and function properly or is the damage done?
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Nope. Replace it. It'll never be the same.
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Ok. Thanks for the reply. I find it funny that the site bleeped out drain.... even though it was part of a larger word. Im going on vacation with it in a few weeks so id like to make sure its 100%. I haven't ruled out yet that I have an oil leak too, though I can't see anything leaking on top. Guess ill see in the next few days. Hpop and pedestal look dry from what I can see. Any other common leaks I should look for? I do notice some wiggle in one of the hpop lines, but I don't see any dampness, should they be solid?

Any recommendations on a clutch replacement? For the most part I drive the truck but its also a work truck driven by employees and used for towing 10-11k 3-4 times a month say maybe 150 miles/ month. I've got a php chip, straight pipe, and aftermarket intake so I guess im in the 350-400hp range.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-16-2012, 04:26 PM
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Thanks, i see from your signature you haven't put yours in yet. Or have you by now? I'm wondering if that might be too much clutch, rated at 475hp right? I've heard you don't want to overdo it or it can be jumpy, and worse if towing? I'm wondering if the 375 or 400hp might be enough, i can't be making more than that.
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