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Clutch and diesel fuel problem

I had a fuel system leak, got that fixed, after loosing a 1/4 of a tank of fuel in 6 miles.
Now the new clutch is slipping from the diesel fuel running on it.
What is the best way to get the fuel off the clutch without taking the clutch out? (6speed tranny)
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This clutch has maybe 20K on it. Worked great until the fuel leak.
I need this truck and clutch to work this week end, have a lot of junk that needs hauled to the scrapper.
Please help any info would be great.

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I have the same problem. I had fuel leak onto my clutch and it started slipping. Its been about 2 weeks and it still slips some. I read on here that it just has to dry out but would like to hear any other ideas too.

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Well, here is what I have done and seems to have worked very well. I have not hooked onto anything really heavy (25K or more) yet with it.
I took a Fire extinguisher (Dry powder type) had a friend push the clutch in and I shot the whole fire extinguisher into the clutch. Then took it out and slipped the clutch a little on the starts. It has worked as far as I can't put the truck on a hill and slip it in any gear, with my 140+ hp tune.
I will let ya know how it does this weekend. Supposedly it grinds off (resurfaces) the clutch disc. Anything is better than putting a clutch in the truck.

But, if you had to put a clutch in, new, what would you put in the truck? Keep in mind the last time that I went across a set of scales I weighed 38,000+ pounds Gross, trailer and truck (No this isn't a typo!) so this truck gets pulled a lot.

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try shooting brake cleaner in there fire extinguisher is a odd idea to say the least but try spraying it down with brake clean and try that, that is what i would do

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you can't get to the clutch with brake cleaner on a 6 speed, there is a housing all the way around the clutch.

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even on the bottom? no inspection cover?

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If they have a clutch slipping in Nascar they fog a fire ext into the clutch to fix the problem, it grinds the slick face off of the disc

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Did you just take the inspection cover off and shoot the fire extinguisher up in there at the clutch or what? Any special fire extinguisher needed?

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yes take off the inspection cover, have someone hold the clutch in, and shoot a dry chemical fire ext up in the clutch. Tell the person to let the clutch out. Take the truck out and slip the clutch a little to grind the shiny glaze off the disc. Make sure to hold your breathe while doing this and be out in the open, not in your garage. The ext takes the oxygen out of the air.
Clutch should be good as new, once done.

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