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Old May 13th, 2007, 11:35
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The New Clutch

So after busting my slave cylinder on Holcomb Creek on Saturday and getting down the mountain via flatbed - I felt that it was probably a minor failure but would require replacing _everything_ inside the bell housing.

I was wrong and we did the right thing.

The REAL work begins:




This was no minor failure!



A lot of it was melted and wrapped around the trans input shaft:



Some of the melted plastic had to be broken from around the shaft:




It's mostly back together. I have to hook the sensors, drive shafts and exhaust, bleed the system - then make sure it all works.

All the images (most that the few here) are available in 800x600 (though they don't a lot of tech detail) at http://www.4footed.com/images/hits/clutch/

and the full size versions at http://www.4footed.com/images/hits/clutch/big/


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Old May 13th, 2007, 20:33
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Re: The New Clutch

Ouch.

So do you think that was caused by slipping clutch overheating things or ???

BTW How long did it take overall? Two Guys? I see you got the tranny jack, good call.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 21:06
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Re: The New Clutch

Some of the cooking may have been from the driving I had to do afterwards without a clutch. I don't think I was driving any wilder than I usually do.

It was a clutch, pressure plate, bearing/slave that had almost 258K miles on it...

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Old May 14th, 2007, 10:24
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Re: The New Clutch

What clutch brand did you put in?I put a Luk pro gold clutch in my jeep it can take a hard beating.I put some off brand clutch the first time that was a joke.It lasted about two weeks.Almost went crazy haveing to pull drive shafts,center support,those two f-ing bolts on the top of the bell houseing,exhaust,oil twice in a month and starter.good luck!
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Old May 14th, 2007, 10:45
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Re: The New Clutch

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I put some off brand clutch the first time that was a joke.It lasted about two weeks.
I've seen you drive, Throttle Boy, that surprises me.

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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:25
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Re: The New Clutch

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What clutch brand did you put in?I put a Luk pro gold clutch in my jeep it can take a hard beating.I put some off brand clutch the first time that was a joke.It lasted about two weeks.Almost went crazy haveing to pull drive shafts,center support,those two f-ing bolts on the top of the bell houseing,exhaust,oil twice in a month and starter.good luck!
I went with the Luk Pro Gold. How easy is your pedal to push - mine seems too easy.

As for the top two bolts, there's a secret that makes them almost easy...

What do you mean when you said "oil"?

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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:58
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Re: The New Clutch

Transfer case oil and tranny.It was a little soft but not much more then stock.It seem to stiffen up after 1000miles on it.Jack up the rear end and have some one turn the drive shaft while you push the clutch in.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 14:16
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Re: The New Clutch

I'm driving it. It just feels too easy to push in!

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Old May 14th, 2007, 15:49
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Re: The New Clutch

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I'm driving it. It just feels too easy to push in!

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not uncommon. My stock clutches were very firm compared to the aftermarket ones Ive since installed.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 15:57
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If its working go with it.Alot better than a stiff clutch.Foot starts cramping or hurts when I get home after along weekend of wheeling!
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Old May 14th, 2007, 20:48
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Re: The New Clutch

Top two bolts are easy if you can tilt the tranny/xfer case down. Long extension with a swivel on the E?? socket. Or I think 3/8 12 point.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 21:19
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Re: The New Clutch

It's an E12, but the secret is to NOT use a swivel...

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Old May 14th, 2007, 21:30
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Re: The New Clutch

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It's an E12, but the secret is to NOT use a swivel...

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I forget if I used a swivel or not when I pulled the AX-15 at the bone yard. I had serious help though. Shot motor mounts so the trans would drop REEEEEAAAL far
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Old May 14th, 2007, 22:52
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Re: The New Clutch

We called Remi and he gave us the REAL secret.

I'd tell you, but I'd not want to steal his thunder! He said it was for the right (starter) side one, but when it came time to put them back we did BOTH that way.

Wait, I shall summon Remi... guns, guns, guns, guns

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 23:55
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Re: The New Clutch

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We called Remi and he gave us the REAL secret.

I'd tell you, but I'd not want to steal his thunder! He said it was for the right (starter) side one, but when it came time to put them back we did BOTH that way.

Wait, I shall summon Remi... guns, guns, guns, guns

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LOL.... you mean the secret that deals with going through a certain secret hole?

And speaking of guns... I just acquired a REALLY nice rifle Can you say custom shop remington 700?
 


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