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Diaphragm clutch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 454k30, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What is the difference between a diaphragm style and lever style clutch? How do I know what I have?
     
  2. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    easy...

    A 3 finger pressure plate has just that--3 fingers that the throwout bearing push against to disengauge the clutch--where as the diaphram style has multiple fingers all the way around where the throwout bearing rides...

    I'd use the diaphram style personally..I had bad luck with the 3 finger style,and it soured me against them..plus they have extremely high pedal effort,a diaphram clutch is much easier on your left leg if you need to hold the clutch in for more than a few seconds..:crazy:
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Now that diaphragm clutches exist, no one should ever use a 3 finger style clutch again. They are better in every way.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    except the part that the diaphram clutch likes to flatten out and release some clutch clamp at high RPM. but there is a fix, buy a centerforce pressure plate.
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I have a Centerforce so I suppose I'm covered :deal:
     

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