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Thread: 7.3 powerstroke clutch?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Dec 2004
    austin texas

    7.3 powerstroke clutch?

    My stock ford 1999 7.3 clutch gave up today at 188,000 miles. Does anyone have any suggestions of what brand is a good one to go with. It looks like south bends has a nice one that converts it over to a solid flywheel.

    Its a 1999 f350 single cab flatbed dually with some welding equipment on the back, 7.3 has a 30hp chip, this is just a driver and trailer puller, not a race car or black smoke

    Any suggestions, thanks, keith!

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    corpus christi tx
    keith i had the same problem with my 95 f250. i had the springs go out on the junky two piece flywheel. i changed my out with a kit that came with a new one piece flywheel and new clutch and bearing. i bought the kit from grande ford in s.a. if you go with a one piece flywheel you might notice a little bit more gear noise from the tranny. i put a small amount of the lucus gear oil when i changed the tranny fluid and that seamed to help out the extra gear noise. good luck. craig

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Rifle Colorado
    The original clutch lasted 188000 miles. If it were mine, I'd get one from Ford. I'd ditch the dual-mass flywheel for sure. I'm pretty sure Ford has solid replacements.....jmo

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    South Bend makes some really nice units and i believe have a good warranty. A few of my buddies have upgraded to them and can't say enough good things about them.

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    at our shop, we install LUK brand clutch kit in heavy duty applications like yours. They have a complete flywheel, clutch disc, and pressure plate upgrade kit. Like all clutch kits comes with alignment tool, new pilot bearing/bushing, and new throw-out bearing. I recommend swapping out the slave cylinder while your there. We always change them out while we are there as we've had them bite us, failing with the pressure of the new clutch.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Sep 2007
    Montvale, VA
    LUK clutches are THE BOMB!!!!!
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