LuLuBelle is possessed!!!

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Boys and girls I said I would drive it like I stole it. Well, I took LuLuBelle out for a drive last night and she started making this God awful sound like there was gravel in the gear box. It happened mostly when I let off the accelerator. The sound disappeared when I coasted in neutral or applied the clutch. Either she is possessed , the gear oil is low( checked it last week, its not) or my little ray of sunshine is gonna need a new gearbox. The side plate comes off later this week to check for any damaged parts. Anybody want to place bets as to what the problem is??? Clutch? gearbox? rear differential? center bearing, or ..............she is just plain possessed.? TIA
 

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I'm curious about what @Nero is curious about. My dually makes a bunch of racket because of the single mass flywheel I have.
 

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I have single mass and I really don’t know what the deal is with the noise. Although my truck has no muffler so it might be masking the sound. And my hearing is crap.
 

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When I was in Arizona my truck originally had a dual mass flywheel. When it started to go it made a heck of a loud racket, but stopped when I pushed the clutch in and tapped the throttle. Converting it to a solid mass flywheel now I just have gear rollover noise at low speeds. Doesn't bother me none. When dual mass flywheels unload, they'll definitely ruin your week.
 

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If she is possessed with Demons, we all need to fly down to Texas, lay our hands on LuLuBell, and Pray to send the Demons into a heard of Pigs. And send them into the Rio Grand to drown and cleans her of the Demons.


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If she is possessed with Demons, we all need to fly down to Texas, lay our hands on LuLuBell, and Pray to send the Demons into a heard of Pigs. And send them into the Rio Grand to drown and cleans her of the Demons.


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He might prefer that we lay hands on some wrenches to cast his particular demons out. The problem is, if @ttman4 cought wind of us working on @mexicanjoe s truck he would quit being our friend since I haven't heard about anyone going to fix his broken stuff yet.
 

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We will find out next week! Due to my 3 jobs, I only have a few hours a week to dedicate to the exorcism of LuLuBelle. I found out Im the 3rd owner. and it what I figure is true, LuLuBelle still has the original clutch. So, I think that I will drain the fluid, check for parts and pieces of gear and debris. There is a "You Pull" salvage yard nearby, so If the gearbox is toast I might find a replacement.
If that doesnt work out then I guess Ill go find a clutch set. If LuLuBelle is indeed a dual mass clutch : Can the brethren recommend a clutch set that is single mass? TIA
 

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Luk makes a good kit.
I guess the release bearing in the kit as of late is sub par, so get a different one while it's appart.
 

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Luk makes a good kit.
I guess the release bearing in the kit as of late is sub par, so get a different one while it's appart.
I'll second the Luk kit. I've had good luck with mine. I've seen it said that both the throw out and pilot bearings are sub par. Just replace them with some Timkens and you'll be fine.
 

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I'll second the Luk kit. I've had good luck with mine. I've seen it said that both the throw out and pilot bearings are sub par. Just replace them with some Timkens and you'll be fine.
An exact second on this!
 

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I used a LUK kit in mine, bought in 2014 and maybe 20k miles on it so far. No issues yet knock on wood.
 

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I'm running the LUK kit in 3 trucks... haven't had issues with the pilot but the TOB is junk. Otherwise, pleased with the performance.
 

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I forgot to mention that I've been using mine since 2006. I've used the same one (including the bearings) in three different vehicles. I'm pretty easy clutches though. Edit for the stupid program that only understands some words and no context.
 

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