Fast typing on my part. You need everything between the bare back of the engine block to where the drive shaft attaches. 89 - 93 uses the 13" clutch, later uses the 12-1/2" clutch. Now does that make more sense?Don't worry.. I'm not asking gas questions on a diesel forum.. lol I am indeed referring to the 6bt and the 4bt.
I don't see why I would need the driveshaft??
Fast typing on my part. You need everything between the bare back of the engine block to where the drive shaft attaches. 89 - 93 uses the 13" clutch, later uses the 12-1/2" clutch. Now does that make more sense?
how do you correctly clutch a diesel?There's a potential problem with the NV4500 Dodge flywheels. Because they were used behind Cummins, and many owners knew nothing about how to clutch a diesel, many are seriously heat cracked and checked.
The first one sent to me had four radial cracks, from center all the way out to near the edge of flywheel, in perfect 1/4's of the wheel. I could see several .000's clearance in 3 cracks, so a real grenade if it ever cut loose! Check your new flywheel very closely for cracks & checking.
Also Cummins advises strongly against resurfacing the flywheel. Only a very light cleanup is allowed, which I did to mine. That means a heat checked flywheel is junk, and many wreckers don't know they're unuseable, or else hope you don't know!
Just a Buyer Beware note here as good ones are out there.
Personally with my 2003 dodge dually I dont use the throttle at all until I am in road gear, Just start in 2nd, once the engine is smooth 3rd and so on until 6th which is about 50-60km/h and then give it throttleWith a diesel the proper way is to simply ease out the clutch and IF NECESSARY give it a touch of fuel, then when fully released step on the go pedal. The bottom end off-idle torque is plenty to get ya rolling without clutch slip. If it isn't then turn the idle up a smidgeon.
The NV4500 stuff interchanges pretty well actually. I beleive you can mix and match as long as you have the starter spacer. Finding it is hard and expensive though other than from Ford Cummins...