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rhagfo

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Just to add our 2001 with NV4500, replaced the factory clutch at about 240K had just added a DS Power Puck. Installed a Valair DD organic clutch nice clutch except when the pedal was depressed as the floater plate rattled, sounded like a bad throw bearing , my understanding is the SB isn’t as noisy.


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DONT keep driving it! It's beating the krap out of your transmission.
Dual Mass setups that fail are notorious for serious trans damage.


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memtb wrote:

fj12ryder....... Apology Acepted! memtb
Yes, I do apologize for jumping the gun. I get a little paranoid with the NV5600 because, while they are a decent truck transmission, they do tend to be a bit fragile if not treated properly.

I'll try to do a little more comprehensive reading next time, and notice that it was a 2006 model. Doh.


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fj12ryder, Thanks! I’ve been known to “jump the gun” at times! No harm -no foul! memtb


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Just to add to the off topic a moment, Redline MTL is an amazing transmission fluid/lube for the NV5600.

Highly recommend it.

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Mote wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Dual mass flywheel do your self a favor and contact South Bend clutch and see what they offer to rid yourself of it. Maybe a nice dual disk clutch, way less than $4K even with a shop install.


Yep, I would agree.


When I had my 2005, dual mass went out at 75K. I had dealer replace it with the same only because I was dumping the truck. That trans set up needs an after market otherwise it's a POS


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Use the Valair dual disc ORGANIC clutch. I have the same one in ceramic and it's been very reliable, but it's a bit harsh with the trailer. The same in organic is what you want.

The dual mass clutch on these trucks is absolute garbage. You're going to be so thankful when you get it replaced.

Total cost with labor should be about half what you were quoted, maybe a little more if you have to pay retail for the clutch.

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To the OP, your being blissfully ignorant about replacing your clutch. It is, was and should be on borrowed time.
Why the procrastination?
Get a new clutch in it. It’s a 1 day job for any shop and the options are so numerous for the type of clutch you want, you can have your choice of clutch delivered in a few days maybe less depending on your location.
Replace everything, clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, throwout bearing, pivot ball on the fork, hydraulics and possibly the whole fork arm if it shows ANY wear.
It’s plug n play for everything. Should be 6-8 hrs labor charge certainly no more than 8.

If you’re fickle about this, you have a high likelihood of having it done NOT on your terms when you get towed in.
Remember my first post. You may literally have the highest mile OE clutch out there. How far do you want to push your luck?


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Thanks for your concern. When I initially posted I didn't realize that the diagnosis was just a guess. I had another diesel mechanic make the same guess about the flywheel....about 5 years ago. Beyond that, I feel no need to explain my reasons for waiting.

Grit dog wrote:

To the OP, your being blissfully ignorant about replacing your clutch. It is, was and should be on borrowed time.
Why the procrastination?
Get a new clutch in it. It’s a 1 day job for any shop and the options are so numerous for the type of clutch you want, you can have your choice of clutch delivered in a few days maybe less depending on your location.
Replace everything, clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, throwout bearing, pivot ball on the fork, hydraulics and possibly the whole fork arm if it shows ANY wear.
It’s plug n play for everything. Should be 6-8 hrs labor charge certainly no more than 8.

If you’re fickle about this, you have a high likelihood of having it done NOT on your terms when you get towed in.
Remember my first post. You may literally have the highest mile OE clutch out there. How far do you want to push your luck?



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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Contact SouthBend Clutch. Complete flywheel, clutch and pressure-plate around $1,200 shipped to you. Ask for who they recommend in your area. $2,500 would be my total cost guess.


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