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Old 02-20-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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OEM Clutch on 2004 as good as the new one?

I have obviously been aware of all the clutch problems people have been having and how people are getting the TSB done. The newest of which replaces the OEM Clutch, pressure plate, ect. with revised versions which everyone says are much better.
My question is this, when did they revise the clutch? Do i have the old version or the new one on my 2004 SVT? I haven't had any problems with it at 18,000 miles.


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Old 02-20-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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You still have the old version. I got the tsb and it is sooo much better than stock.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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How did you get the TSB...did you have problems with the old one??
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:52 AM   #4
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My 04 is still going strong at almost 30,000 miles. Nate.
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What is this TSB that everyone keeps talking about?

Does it only apply to the SVT or other models?
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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^To the SVT only.

My stocker is still goin strong at 40,000km...
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:01 PM   #7
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My original clutch cratered (literally!) around 4500 miles and I got the TSB done. I now have 15500 miles on my car and the "new" clutch is already getting to where it doesn't grab as well as it should like it used to and I am not that hard on my clutch. For example, if I try to launch hard, my clutch will slip for the first 10 to 20 feet or so and then hook up instead of the wheels spinning. I stopped launching hard the first time I noticed it because I REALLY don't want to have to swap out the clutch any time soon but I just don't see this crappy clutch living past 25K miles.
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My original clutch cratered (literally!) around 4500 miles and I got the TSB done. I now have 15500 miles on my car and the "new" clutch is already getting to where it doesn't grab as well as it should like it used to and I am not that hard on my clutch. For example, if I try to launch hard, my clutch will slip for the first 10 to 20 feet or so and then hook up instead of the wheels spinning. I stopped launching hard the first time I noticed it because I REALLY don't want to have to swap out the clutch any time soon but I just don't see this crappy clutch living past 25K miles.
if your 'launching' at all...then you are being hard on your clutch...period.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:47 PM   #9
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i have 26k miles on my ride and the clutch is fine. i tried to get the tsb but the dealership says everything is fine eventhough i've had problems engaging in first. it's probably just operator error. anyway i don't feel it slipping or anything. maybe 04's are stronger?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:36 PM   #10
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if your 'launching' at all...then you are being hard on your clutch...period.
It was fairly rare that I would try to take off very quickly, it's not like I drove like that all the time and as little as I have done it the clutch should not be slipping at all when fully engaged.

I used to have a 5 speed S-10 and I was EXTREMELY hard on that truck and put that clutch through hell and it lived up to about 50K miles before I burnt it completely up. Needless to say I do not drive my SVTF like I did my S-10 at all and the clutch is already starting to feel different 11K miles later.
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