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mustang68mustangs
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posted 04-14-2002 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

As some of you might already know I have a 68 stang with a 466 560 horse in front of a TCI C-6 trans.
Well the pan gasket on the trans was leaking so I decided now was a good time to replace it and dump in some type F fluid for a firmer shift.
I drained the pan the fluid was like new as it only has about 1k on it.But in the pan when I took it off I found some black material coating the bottom of the pan.Should I worry about this is it just clutch material? Is this normal? One other thing that kind of scared me was I found a small metal chip aBout the size of half of your pinky nail maybe smaller.
I have heard alot of bad things about TCI but this was after I bought it.
Just wondering if I should be concerned about this.
Bob

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-14-2002 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The clutch dust is normal if the tranny hasn't been cleaned in a while.

I'd want to ID the clip, though. Can you post a pic of it?

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 04-14-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cant post a pic but it looked like hard steel not alum. or brass or bronze .Looks like a chip of a gear or something.It was really small.You said if it wasnt cleaned in a while the dust is normal. But it only has 1k on the trans.

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posted 04-14-2002 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's normal for some material to come off as the clutches burnish themselves into the steels. After you clean it, it shouldn't deposit too much more.

I don't know about the foreign object, though.

If the trans is working fine, I'd do the fluid and filter change then just keep an eye on it.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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