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Technical Bulletins

Important Updates From Platinum Driveline

GM and Ford Release Bearings - UPDATE

- Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 Release Bearing

- Wednesday, April 06, 2016

On 2004-14 Mazda 3 with a 2.0L, 2004-09 Mazda 3 with a 2.3L non-turbo and 2006-10 Mazda 5 with a 2.3L, there are two different versions of the release bearing.  The OE style bearing came with the clutch fork but the OE clutch fork is prone to failure.  Mazda redesigned the clutch fork which requires a different style bearing.  In order to use the new style bearing you must also replace the clutch fork with the new design and a new pivot pin/ball. Read More

Ford Truck 7.3L DMF Replacement

- Tuesday, February 16, 2016

1987-1998 Ford Trucks with a 7.3L originally were equipped with a dual mass flywheel.  Platinum Driveline offers replacement clutch kits and corresponding solid flywheels.  New bolts come with these new flywheels and must be used with a thread sealant to prevent oil leaks that could potentially leak onto the clutch disc material.   Read More

Ford Truck 6.0L Flywheel

- Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2003-2004 Ford Trucks with a 6.0L diesel were originally equipped with a dual mass flywheel.  Platinum Driveline offers a solid flywheel replacement, part # 167582.  Ford discontinued the OE dual mass flywheel and is now replacing them with the solid flywheel design.  Along with clutch kit 07-180, this flywheel acts as an OE replacement.  In addition, the new flywheel comes with new bolts required for installation.  Please do not re-use the OE solid flywheel bolts, always use new bolts which are provided. Read More

Dodge Truck Performance Clutch Kit

- Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2005 and newer Dodge Trucks with a 5.9L/6.7L have aftermarket performance engine parts available.  These parts can produce over 900 ft. lbs. of torque.  This is usually overwhelming for the OE clutch kit and the aftermarket dual mass flywheel conversion kits offering a single clutch disc.   Read More

Dodge Truck Flywheel Conversion

- Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2005-2012 Dodge Turbo 5.9L/6.7L Cummins G56 Transmission: Platinum Driveline offers a solid flywheel replacement for the OE dual mass flywheel.  This flywheel (part # 167437) is for vehicles that have had a competitor’s flywheel installed previously, eliminating the engine adapter plate.  Our flywheel comes with the mounting bolts and a new pilot bearing. Read More

General Clutch Installation

- Monday, February 15, 2016

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Jeep Release Issues

- Monday, February 15, 2016

Jeep models from 1980-1986 that use an external slave cylinder need to be inspected for wear, misalignment, etc. at the end of the slave cylinder.  Check the pivot, seal and washer.  If any of these parts are worn, broken or missing, then the slave cylinder travel will be affected resulting in release problems. Read More

Dodge Truck Hydraulics

- Friday, February 12, 2016

It is recommended on 2005 and newer Dodge Trucks to replace hydraulic system with our pre-bled system.  The stock system does not have enough pressure to engage the replacement clutch.  This is very important, especially if you are upgrading to a heavier duty clutch.  Part number PS0523-2 is a pre-bled, sealed hydraulic system that will fix issues of a stock system not fully engaging the clutch.  This will also save time from the difficult bleed procedure required on the OE system. Read More

CSC Product Information

- Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Platinum Driveline offers a line of Concentric Slave Cylinders (CSC) with or without the bearing.  Some CSCs come with a replaceable bearing making repairs less costly and less time consuming.  The thrust face of the bearing is in contact with the pressure plate diaphragm at all times, sometimes causing the bearing to fail before the CSC.        Read More