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Old 06-18-2018, 05:51 PM   #11
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I see a bolt unscrewed partway at the top also. If the PP isn't properly against the flywheel, that would cause the fingers to appear misaligned as well.
i was in the process of unbolting the clutch when i took the picture.

maybe on a daily driver i will try luk again. but im not fully convinced on my tow rig that it will stand up to the abuse it will go through.

i decided to give sachs another try. seeing as how i liked the way the one i had in my previous truck felt. well see if i made the wrong decision or not
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:28 PM   #12
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got the sachs clutch in, either ive gotten super used to driving the stage 2 exedy in my mustang, or sachs makes a super soft clutch but i can push this thing in with my pinky. feels good on the road though. ill report back after 500 miles.


i did find taking the f150 apart that there is no provisions for alignment dowels for the pressure plate. so my previous experience with Luk was NOT do to me not installing the dowel pins. so im glad i didnt try to risk it buying another Luk clutch since ive had 4 bad experiences with them
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:14 PM   #13
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I think I'm going to go with your recommendation for Sachs.
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I used a Sachs clutch in my 89 STX. It worked very well. I wore out the original clutch by switching to 31" tires with the 3.73 gears. I ran off-road a lot and did a lot of towing like that. I eventually went to 4.10 gears and installed the Sachs clutch. The Sachs clutch had well over 100K miles on it when I sold it and it was still working perfectly. That clutch has at least another 100K miles on it with the current owner and is still running strong.
My current Ranger has a Luk in it with about 130K miles on it since installing it. It looked identical the original clutch. My original clutch was not worn out but the throw out bearing was making a little noise. I bought a complete kit and replaced everything in the clutch system except the master cylinder. The Luk clutch has seen a lot of off-road duty and has towed a lot also. It is still running strong but the slave has developed a very slow leak which requires topping off every couple months. It has not gotten any worse but I keep an eye on it. Of course, the slave is not Luk.
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The clutch in my truck now we did not change in anticipation of swapping in the engine. (we swapped the transmission) I mean why pay for it twice.

anywho,. It really is hard to press down and it's at the top 2" & it chatters, lol

hopefully, with the newer 98 engine, new flywheel, clutch pressure plate, it'll be good for the next hundred thousand miles, I would really like to be able to go to Maine, and Tennessee with this "beast" !
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