Best clutch kit? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel SPONSORED BY:

Best clutch kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Best clutch kit?

Well, on the way back home from San Antonio, my throw out bearing came apart. Limped my truck back home. Pressure plate is trashed! Time for a clutch kit. Orielly a has a "power torque" , never heard of them. Don't really trust some of thier parts anyway. Napa has a "fueca". I think. Or should I just wait for the ford house to open Monday? Napa usually seams to have better stuff than oreilly, plus it's a $150.00 dollars more. That doesn't bother me, as long as I get what I pay for. What would you guys suggest.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-14-2014, 05:29 PM
farmert farmert is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: westen SD
Posts: 2,950
farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.
I have used the single mass conversion from Napa for 5 trucks with no problems. But I believe they were branded Perfection if I remember right.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmert View Post
I have used the single mass conversion from Napa for 5 trucks with no problems. But I believe they were branded Perfection if I remember right.
What's the difference? And the cost?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-14-2014, 06:03 PM
fordpride's Avatar
fordpride fordpride is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Livoina,La
Posts: 14,872
fordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant future
Do you have any mods?

For stock to basic mods I like the LUK clutch with SMF
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fordpride View Post
Do you have any mods?

For stock to basic mods I like the LKQ clutch with SMF
Bone stock! Might wind up puttin a chip in it someday. Not for hotroodin, just for pullin a trailer and mileage.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
How would I tell if my dual mass flywheel is bad? Or should I just change to single mass? I just want it to be dependable, I travel this great big state in it, a lot!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-14-2014, 06:53 PM
fordpride's Avatar
fordpride fordpride is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Livoina,La
Posts: 14,872
fordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant futurefordpride has a brilliant future
I would put a smf. The dmf is a ticking bomb if it comes apart it will be bad. You'll be needing a new clutch and trans
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-14-2014, 07:03 PM
farmert farmert is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: westen SD
Posts: 2,950
farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royson12 View Post
How would I tell if my dual mass flywheel is bad? Or should I just change to single mass? I just want it to be dependable, I travel this great big state in it, a lot!
A lot of times you will get a rattle from the flywheel area when you shut the engine off. The first one of mine that went bad would slip, even with a new clutch and pressure plate. Then we had 2 or 3 that the center bearing in the flywheel crapped out, giving a terrible shake to the tranny, which resulted in a broken bell housing on the 97, which means a different tranny. Remove the inspection cover on the bottom of the tranny so you can see the flywheel. The dual mass will have springs, like the dampner springs in a regular clutch disc, in the flywheel. Try to rotate the flywheel back and forth. If you can rotate it mor than 5/8 of an inch the DM flywheel is toast. I would go with a single mass conversion if I was putting in a new clutch. Those dual mass ones are a ticking time bomb.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmert View Post
A lot of times you will get a rattle from the flywheel area when you shut the engine off. The first one of mine that went bad would slip, even with a new clutch and pressure plate. Then we had 2 or 3 that the center bearing in the flywheel crapped out, giving a terrible shake to the tranny, which resulted in a broken bell housing on the 97, which means a different tranny. Remove the inspection cover on the bottom of the tranny so you can see the flywheel. The dual mass will have springs, like the dampner springs in a regular clutch disc, in the flywheel. Try to rotate the flywheel back and forth. If you can rotate it mor than 5/8 of an inch the DM flywheel is toast. I would go with a single mass conversion if I was putting in a new clutch. Those dual mass ones are a ticking time bomb.
Mine rotates about 1" or so. So I recon I'm in! Don't want to buy a tranny!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
And the little extra noise doesn't bother me, diesels aren't known for stealth anyway! Lol. Long as it lasts!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Local Napa has the smf kit. Gonna go pick it up today. Thanks Guys!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Royson12's Avatar
Royson12 Royson12 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cleburne
Posts: 874
Royson12 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well my chiltons book doesn't tell me torque specs for the pressure plate bolts, or the flywheel bolts. Can anybody tell me what they are? And should I locktight them? Workin on it today, gonna try to get it together. I know its fathers day, but I have to get it done. And happy fathers day to all!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-15-2014, 07:08 PM
farmert farmert is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: westen SD
Posts: 2,950
farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.farmert has a good reputation on FTE.
I can't tell you the torque specs, I just went "goodntight". Never used locktight, but used thread sealer on the flywheel to crank bolts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-16-2014, 10:30 PM
strokin'_tatsch's Avatar
strokin'_tatsch strokin'_tatsch is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 9,856
strokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud ofstrokin'_tatsch has much to be proud of
IIRC, it should be around 85 ft lbs on the flywheel and 25 ft lbs on the pressure plate and use loctite on all the flywheel and pressure plate bolts.

Torquing the flywheel bolts is not as important as the pressure plate bolts. Good and tight on the flywheel is fine. The pressure plate bolts all need to be exactly the same torque.

For future reference, my choice for a stock replacement clutch is the LUK SMF kit.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-17-2014, 12:57 AM
FI460's Avatar
FI460 FI460 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Yreka, CA
Posts: 2,071
FI460 has a great reputation on FTE.FI460 has a great reputation on FTE.FI460 has a great reputation on FTE.FI460 has a great reputation on FTE.FI460 has a great reputation on FTE.
I cant remember if I used the Valair clutch kit numbers or if it was something I found online, but I did 85 and 20 ft/lbs.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not a bump in the road...what's up Texas? mjunk1 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 22 01-19-2016 08:05 PM
OT - Moving to Houston 38 coupe 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 04-12-2015 12:20 AM
Anyone in San Antonio area who can time my 7.3 jmuenchow Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 1 03-04-2015 07:21 PM
Diesel shop in S TX & IP Timing questions jmuenchow Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 5 02-18-2015 10:45 PM
Saying HEY from San Antonio... TexasFordGuy2014 Texas Chapter 2 12-04-2014 09:30 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.