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07-17-2019 02:27 AM
gun32gtr So after having to wait till i had another ute to drive i finally got the clutch out of the 250.. And well nothing noticably wrong with it. No heat heat or wear marks on either fly or pressure plate. no real glazing at all. SO i gather that the clutch may have clamping issues once load is applied to the clutch. I can literally drive around with light to moderate right foot and no dramas. but if you mash the go pedal in 3rd gear and up itll spin right up. So i guess it has to be a clamping issue with the clutch...
07-03-2019 09:57 PM
gun32gtr On a brighter note my afc live and spring kit turn up tomoz.Is there anything i should be aware when installing it? tips or hints on how to have a pain free install
06-25-2019 06:17 AM
gun32gtr Ive now spoken to 3 clutch companies and all are saying thats a load of crap what sb are saying. So out the clutch comes on tuesday for inspection. Im hoping its something noticable or otherwise ill have a fight on my hands id say
06-13-2019 03:02 PM
gun32gtr yeah thats an idea also. i might give them a call today from work. They maybe able to re face my clutch disc
06-13-2019 07:49 AM
Blackduck59 Might pay to have a chat with Clutch Industries here in Aus, they may an option for you.
Cheers Steve
06-12-2019 10:11 PM
gun32gtr yeh will be a pain having the truck off the roiad again but i have no choice
06-12-2019 09:58 PM
Destroked 450 Not sure if a stock organic Luk clutch will hold up to the Cummins torque.
Best to pull yours and see what's going on before ordering parts.
06-12-2019 08:50 PM
gun32gtr I wonder if i can get a stock luk clutch disc and use my south bend pressure plate? They are in stock in AUS..

I can imagine the stock LUK clutch would be alot cheaper 2 that the sb clutch
06-12-2019 05:33 PM
Destroked 450 Mine has a stock Luk pressure plate and a kevlar/ceramic disc, prier clutch had a stronger plate with a kevlar/organic disc.
I slipped the prier clutch badly once but that was my fault, I just didn't like the high pedal pressure the stronger plate caused.
06-12-2019 04:30 PM
gun32gtr Mate that's my thoughts exactly. The more i read the more i regret buying the southbend kit. I was speaking to a guy on the fummins page on facebook and is using a stock zf6 clutch and its holding 380 odd horsepower and has done for a long while,plus he tows heavy loads like yourself. I might be bettr off just getting a stock clutch which i think is a LUK clutch and be done with it.

They want me to pull the clutch so they can see it and tell me if i need a whole clutch or just less aggressive clutch disk? So in other words they are not sending me anything for free thats for sure..

The problem i have is the website states the clutch is not for standard power trucks. But it never said anything about why it isnt for stock powered engines. At a guess mines 240hp but could more could be less i dont know till my afc live shows up and i tune and dyno it.

Regardless in all my years with different performance cars all being manuals ive always had more aggressive clutches than needed and always had great succsess
06-12-2019 10:33 AM
Destroked 450 That's a load of bull!
Yes it will be a little aggressive (grabby) but it won't slip like they're saying.
Pull the trans and check for oil on the clutch.
06-12-2019 12:11 AM
gun32gtr If you are only pushing 240HP, then that clutch is more than likely to
aggressive for you application.
It is rated for 475HP and if you are running more at stock power then
the clutch wont seat in correctly and begin to slip like it has.

Your best option would be to switch to a full organic clutch kit instead
of the OFE

This is southbends response to my clutch slipping.. What does everyone reckon
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