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Old 07-20-2016, 03:09 PM   #1
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Service life from stock SVT clutch

Hello everyone, I thought it would be kind of fun to make a thread of how long your original clutch lasted in your car, or if it is still in your car. Also, what mileage was the car at when replaced? I still have my original clutch at 141k miles.


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119,700 the slave blew, the clutch was fine.

That wasn't even the original clutch, the entire car had a meltdown at 15k. Engine/cat/fuel pump/clutch and more got replaced. Thinking about it more they replaced the friction disc, but left the flywheel so the slave could've been original.
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Up to just over 111K and no slipping yet. BUT, the slave needs periodic bleeding in order to keep the shifting buttery smooth.
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135K in the SVT still with stock clutch.
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I wonder if I should ever bleed my slave? Keep up the posts guys! It is very interesting to see how long these things can last.
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All depends on how you drive. ????????
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All depends on how you drive. ????????
Yea as far as the clutch wear,,,,,,Bleeding the slave, You really shouldn't have to unless you replaced it or there's a leak in the line.
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Haha I must drive like a granny then lol. I definitely get some spirited drives in though.
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I wonder if I should ever bleed my slave? Keep up the posts guys! It is very interesting to see how long these things can last.
If you are gearing down to a stop and you have to come to a complete stop to get it into first gear without a little extra force on the stick, try bleeding it and see 1. If gearing down improves and 2. If the pedal feels stiffer.

All the Fords I drove had developed a very slight air leak in the hydraulic clutch lines after 10+ years.
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If you are gearing down to a stop and you have to come to a complete stop to get it into first gear without a little extra force on the stick, try bleeding it and see 1. If gearing down improves and 2. If the pedal feels stiffer.

All the Fords I drove had developed a very slight air leak in the hydraulic clutch lines after 10+ years.
Sometimes my pedal feels a little different, but most of the time it feels the same. I wonder if that is what it is?
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