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Old 05-16-2006, 07:07 PM
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7.3 Flywheel and clutch assembly

Anyone know how to tell if its a solid or dual mass flywheel without tearing it all apart? 1997 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke 5 Speed
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:14 PM
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unless its been messed with prior to you, it should be a standard, solid flywheel....but you cant really tell without disassembling it.......Marc
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My 97' has the factory dual mass clutch

i can tell because it rattles and shudders cleary indicating its ready to come apart

still trying to decide what kind of clutch to buy (LUK or South bend, cerametallic or ETC) so that when i add the HP injestors and chip i don't end up with a slipping clutch
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A stock '97 will have a dual mass flywheel.

If you pull the inspection cover off and look up in there you can usually tell. The solid conversion flywheel is slightly thinner---the factory dual mass is pretty thck. If the truck has more than 50,000 miles on it you should be able to get a little bit of movement out of the DMF by prying on the ring gear with a flywheel turning tool, or big screwdriver.

Hope this helps,

Dan-
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