Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Salina, Kansas
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THE TRUCKWITH THE FRANKEN-FLYWHEEL
So I am changing the clutch/pressure plate in my truck. I noticed that there was a broken spring in the dual mass flywheel, so since I had one from an exact same truck that only had a little use before the truck died, I decided to use it. Then I discovered that the 7.3 engine used two very different flywheels, at least where the pressure plate mounts. Things being a little tight right now, I decided to swap the outer plate of the flywheel with the one that I had pulled off. It fits, bolts up right, rocks like it should, and looks like it belongs there. Before I stab the transmission, since what I did isn't a common practice, I need to know: Does anyone know of a reason this won't work. While I would like to save a little money, I also don't want to break a crankshaft either.
1993 F-350 crew cab non-turbo 5 speed transmission
35 years a mechanic on large stationary engines natural gas and diesel fired, and other industrial equipment.