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The clutch slave cylinder line runs directly above the first cat. It can sag and get close to the cat. I observed burn marks on the slave cylinder line insulation on the top speed record setting Ram. VIPERAM can join in with his observations. Mine looked OK but was beginning to sag. I found a way to tie mine up closer to the firewall heat shield. Sorry I don't have any pictures.

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Slave cylinder sage

These are quick fix pictures of the slave cylinder. All you need is two small
flat washers and bend a piece of wire over 10 mil body bolt about three inches above slave line. I used a locking 10 mil nut to tighten the bracket to the body bolt.You need to leave a loop in the mount wire to let the plastic tie
loop though,and a tie to loop around the holding tie. 9 seconds thanks for the info on the slave line..
 

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Satellite said:
These are quick fix pictures of the slave cylinder. All you need is two small
flat washers and bend a piece of wire over 10 mil body bolt about three inches above slave line. I used a locking 10 mil nut to tighten the bracket to the body bolt.You need to leave a loop in the mount wire to let the plastic tie
loop though,and a tie to loop around the holding tie. 9 seconds thanks for the info on the slave line..
Steve, thanks for reminding about this. Got so much STUFF, from the meet that it slipped my mind. And Satellite, great pics. The record setter's line was pretty charred. They, PVO, said they hadn't noticed any decline in performance, but I'll bet you a tank of gas ;) that the next production year will have this rerouted/shielded.

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Clutch Line URGENT

Hello all, my first post.

We have encountered an apparent Heat-Soak issue on this line on long trips.

VCA-SRT-10 Ram enroute to NASCAR event Las Vegas this weekend w/ VCA Convoy.

As the hours and miles added up, the clutch began to go away. When stopping (cooling) for meals the clutch would come back. Allowing longer cooling the clutch would last a bit longer.

MOVE AND INSULATE THIS LINE !
Upgrade to a high-temp synthetic Dot 4.0 or 5.1 (NOT 5) fluid
Do not take this line routing issue lightly, this is one "HOT ISSUE"

Good luck, and back to my Viper Life...... JonB
 

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Thanks for joining in Jon. Don't be a stranger here. I see you got your posting problems worked out.

Woodhouse sells a 5.1 brake fluid. I just picked up 4 bottles myself.

Headers/exhaust mods would probably help fix this issue too.
 

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Thanks for joining in Jon. Don't be a stranger here. I see you got your posting problems worked out.

Woodhouse sells a 5.1 brake fluid. I just picked up 4 bottles myself.

Headers/exhaust mods would probably help fix this issue too.
Can you say "recall"? :eek:
 

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i took care of my line by using a self tapping screw combo washer and secured it to the heat shield through the loose material of the sleeve, i have about 1 and 1/2 inches of clearance now, is that enough?
 

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God Morning,
Another fix is to remove the floor insulation shield bolt directly above the clutch line.
Take a small piece of aluminum strap appoximately 1" x 8". Twist it 90 degrees down it's length. Bend a flat "U" in one end, insert the clutch slave cable in the flat part of the "U" and lift the cable up as high as reasonable without straining the cable. Mark the location to drill a hole in one end of the aluminum strap to fit over the floor insulation shield bolt. Drill hole in aluminum strap, Lift the aluminum strap with slave cable over bolt, add fender washer and reinstall nut. Now clutch slave cable is supported and moved as high as possible. I added another layer of insulation around the clutch slave cable to better protect it and so far now problems in around town trips in stop and go trafffic.
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Thanks for the info. Mine was starting to sag and from your 2 picturess, I was able to do what you did. I realize this is a quick fix, but I believe it will hold.
 

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Good post 9 sec... I checked mine last night. Looks like they fixed it before I took delivery of the truck. I took some pics check them out below
 

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Titan,
Thanks. Nice pictures. The line must be in the clear now if they are using plastic to hold it up.
 

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Good post 9 sec... I checked mine last night. Looks like they fixed it before I took delivery of the truck. I took some pics check them out below
Thanks for the pics Titan, I looked under my truck yesterday just to make sure and it looks just like your pics!! Thanks again!
 

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Satellite said:
These are quick fix pictures of the slave cylinder. All you need is two small
flat washers and bend a piece of wire over 10 mil body bolt about three inches above slave line. I used a locking 10 mil nut to tighten the bracket to the body bolt.You need to leave a loop in the mount wire to let the plastic tie
loop though,and a tie to loop around the holding tie. 9 seconds thanks for the info on the slave line..
THANKS GUYS for the updates on the driveshaft and the clutch slave cyl line. I should be getting my new Red SRT-10 (hopefully this week). It is being transported from Colo. anxiety is starting to set in...well you'all know what it is like...the wait game. ahh!
anyway, i guess i will have to tend to the slave line immediately...maybe have the service guy do some preventive maint on it..

thanks again.

Dallas :D
 

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Let us know if the newer trucks are coming out with something different done with the clutch line, ok?

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I got mine in april and everything was taken care of. It was tied up, and heat shielded. Don't know if that helps or not.
 

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Boomer

Did you use MOTUL DOT 5.1 or Motul RBF 600??

I am going to replace my Clutch fluids and would like to know what you used??

Thanks again!!

Marc T
 

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I just changed mine to Brakeman Xtreme 600 Hi-Temp Brake Fluid that I got from Woodhouse. It is DOT 5.1 and compatible with DOT 3 and DOT 4 fluids.
 
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