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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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question about clutch on 6.7

I bought a new 3500 dually 4x4 3 weeks ago and now have 1500 miles on it.
I was pulling a boat out of the water and the trailer got hung up in the water didn't know it until I went to pull on it. My clutch went to slipping and smoking, slipped for a few seconds before I realized what it was.
how quick can you hurt a cluth on these pick ups. I let it cool down for about an hour then put the truck in four low and it pulled it out just fine.
I'm just worried that I might have hurt the clutch. Other than than I been real happy with the new 6.7. by the way it was a 32 or 35 foot house boat. after it pulled loose we noticed that the center v part of the trailer was dragging on ramp. the ramp is about 500 yard long and really steep.
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You should be fine. The problem is your still breaking in the clutch. So any little thing may force it to slip instead of grip. And I didn't think it is recomended to pull any thing heavy until it is broke in properly. But then again I don't know exactly the factory requirement is. Check in you manual and see how long they give you for proper clutch break in procedures.
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