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Offline PeakAlpha

T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:45:52 PM »
Yo,

Quick question. I did a quick search and couldn't find an answer. Any difference in the various clutch slave brands? I am currently running the Dorman slave, and I have my tranny out so I will probably throw a new on on there for the hell of it. Any idea if there is any difference between the various brand names, or are they all pretty much the same? I will be using this for track duty, so I would rather have something that will handle the heat. If anybody has experience or informed opinions please let me know.

Thank you!

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Re: T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 12:10:17 AM »
Supposedly the actual GM part is the best one, not the AC Delco equivalent.

This is/was internet rumor and may not be true. I fell for it, bought the GM branded one and it has been working fine.
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Offline PeakAlpha

Re: T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 10:31:13 PM »
Supposedly the actual GM part is the best one, not the AC Delco equivalent.

This is/was internet rumor and may not be true. I fell for it, bought the GM branded one and it has been working fine.

Awesome thanks! Do you replace your slave every time you do a clutch?

Offline gnx7

Re: T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 11:04:44 PM »
Replace pilot bearing (Fbody style) and slave every time you replace a clutch is the norm.  I've been selling LUK slaves for 14 years without issues.  In my findings once you release the pressure in the hydraulics if they are over a year or so old.... they don't seem to work as well and can fail.  Cheap enough to simply replace.
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Re: T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 10:37:50 PM »
Replace pilot bearing (Fbody style) and slave every time you replace a clutch is the norm.  I've been selling LUK slaves for 14 years without issues.  In my findings once you release the pressure in the hydraulics if they are over a year or so old.... they don't seem to work as well and can fail.  Cheap enough to simply replace.

Awesome, thanks guys!

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Re: T56 Clutch Slave Cylinder Options
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 02:24:27 AM »
Yup replace it when doing the clutch.
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