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2005 Mustang GT Manual. I noticed 3 drops of oil going from side to side under my care. Apparently its been a short while because from the pic you can see the 3 drop fading and then the newest that I noticed today. What would cause this? And is it bad?
 

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can i continue to drive with it like this as long as the oil if full?
 

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I have an 08 with 80k on it. Just did an oil pan gasket and a rear main seal. You're good for a while I'd suggest doing those gaskets when you upgrade the clutch to save some money.
 

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I just called AM and they said to just have it changed when I do the clutch which will be this winter I guess... This car costs me more friggin $ than my kids do! I noticed the more Performance mods I have done the more **** that keeps breaking! :banghead:
 

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I just called AM and they said to just have it changed when I do the clutch which will be this winter I guess... This car costs me more friggin $ than my kids do! I noticed the more Performance mods I have done the more **** that keeps breaking! :banghead:
Haha yea that's the way of it. But you gotta drop the tranny to do those gaskets so it only makes sense.
 

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What's the normal replacement for a clutch, not Ford recommended, but realistically?
 

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I read 50,000 mls or so. I have 51,000 and no slippage or anything but with all the mods I have, I was told to change the clutch from the stock before I have problems. Although I race Drags and Auto X so thats where I wouldnt want to run into problems...
 

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Unless it slips or you wanna upgrade there's really no reason. Or if you have problems in general. There's really no service interval for clutches. My last stock clutch only lasted 15k.
 

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You talkin cost?
No mileage. I'm at 98k and it seems to be starting have a problem.
 

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What kind of problem?
Starting to get some bucking when in 1st and slowing then speeding up.
 

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Yea that's the springs wearing out if I'm not mistaken. Not a big deal. Wouldn't worry about it.
So I'm not getting firm contact with the clutch plate? I need to start ordering clutch parts. Do I need anything other than the clutch and TOB?
 

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So I'm not getting firm contact with the clutch plate? I need to start ordering clutch parts. Do I need anything other than the clutch and TOB?
Ok so I'm gonna try to explain clutches as best I can, if you have any questions just ask me. First, bring up a picture of a clutch kit so this all makes sense. There are basically 4 main components, in this order front to back: flywheel, clutch disk, pressure plate, TOB/slave assembly. This is how it works: flywheel spins with the motor, clutch disk kind chills in the middle, pressure plate it activated by the slave which is activated by the pedal. The clutch disk is sandwiched between the flywheel and pressure plate, it's where the power is transferred from the engine to the transmission. On the disk you'll see some springs, those serve as shock absorbers and have no bearing on how the disk contacts either the PP or the FW. If it bucks a little, the springs are worn out, no big deal. If the clutch slips, it needs to be replaced. The easiest way to see if its slipping is to put it in 5th at like 30mph and floor it. The rpms will rise an the car won't accelerate right, it will also kinda buck. You'll know it's slipping.
 

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Ok so I'm gonna try to explain clutches as best I can, if you have any questions just ask me. First, bring up a picture of a clutch kit so this all makes sense. There are basically 4 main components, in this order front to back: flywheel, clutch disk, pressure plate, TOB/slave assembly. This is how it works: flywheel spins with the motor, clutch disk kind chills in the middle, pressure plate it activated by the slave which is activated by the pedal. The clutch disk is sandwiched between the flywheel and pressure plate, it's where the power is transferred from the engine to the transmission. On the disk you'll see some springs, those serve as shock absorbers and have no bearing on how the disk contacts either the PP or the FW. If it bucks a little, the springs are worn out, no big deal. If the clutch slips, it needs to be replaced. The easiest way to see if its slipping is to put it in 5th at like 30mph and floor it. The rpms will rise an the car won't accelerate right, it will also kinda buck. You'll know it's slipping.
Thanks, I had a basic understanding of it, but I thought that the springs had more to do with the force against the clutch disk, but apparently they are more for transistion and like a shock absorber.
Now that I turn the radio down, I notice a rattle when letting off the accelerator and a bit of a clunk sound. But I think the clunk is the u joints in the drive shaft, (need to check those as well)
 

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Thanks, I had a basic understanding of it, but I thought that the springs had more to do with the force against the clutch disk, but apparently they are more for transistion and like a shock absorber.
Now that I turn the radio down, I notice a rattle when letting off the accelerator and a bit of a clunk sound. But I think the clunk is the u joints in the drive shaft, (need to check those as well)
Haha yea I thought of checking those too but there aren't any in out cars lol. It's just a clunky drivetrain. You gotta kinda learn to drive around the noise if that makes any sense lol
 

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Haha yea I thought of checking those too but there aren't any in out cars lol. It's just a clunky drivetrain. You gotta kinda learn to drive around the noise if that makes any sense lol
Are you saying there are no u joints? The connection to the yoke is a u joint, but the middle is a CV joint.
 
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