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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010 Thread Starter
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2004 Mustang GT throw-out bearing going out again! need advice!!

guys I just bought my 04 GT 2 months ago. I found a receipt in the paperwork that told me the original owner replaced the throwout bearing at 39k. The car now has 57k and the bearing is starting to make that howling/whining noise. I need some advice on a good clutch kit to install in her. Keep in mind that I may add some horse power upgrades in the future.

what do you suggest for a good kit install here?? I figured I'd just do the whole kit now instead of just the bearing. (like the J/off that owned it before me)

Also if I decided to go with a cooler thermostat...say a 180 degree stat..what do I have to do to get the fans in sync with the stat change?? The engine compartment is steaming after driving..guessing a lower stat would help her run more efficient??

sorry for the length on this...plz help!

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IMO mcleod is the best clutch, spec is also very good and not as pricey, and the king cobra isn't a bad unit as long as you don't put too much power to it, for anything under 350 its fine. If the bearing went out that fast it was installed wrong, or on a bad slide, or adjusted wrong, so make sure it is set up right when you do it and do the break-in properly... 500 miles driving like an old black lady.

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Just to add to what racin said:

Make sure you get an OEM throwout bearing from Ford. I don't care what brand clutch you get (unless it's a King Cobra), the throwout bearings are inferior, and will usually fail prematurely compared to the Motorcraft throwout bearing.

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