(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey, guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, here with the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade for the 2005 to 2014 V8 Mustang. The McLeod hydraulic clutch line's going to be for the manual S197 V8 owners that are looking to get away from the weak factory plastic line and replace it with a durable line that's not going to fail or stick and will improve pedal feel. This is a direct fit for the S197s that have a V8, including the 4.6L, the 5.0L, and the 5.4. It's gonna give some piece of mind, as well as a little performance improvement. So this is a braided stainless steel hose. It's going to take the place of the plastic clutch fluid line that the Mustang comes from the factory with. This right here is your factory line, and you can see the difference between the two with the braided line. The factory line does have the potential to expand, fail, or split over time, or even under high heat. The additional pressure in the line that's created by aggressive driving can also cause a line to start sticking or fail, and I'm sure you can imagine this is not a fun experience. It also creates a sloppy feeling clutch. The braided stainless steel line is going to work to resist to that expansion under pressure, and it's also a high flow line that will give better flow, which is how this line is superior over the factory line, especially if you're an aggressive driver. The braided stainless steel is also gonna give protection and reinforcement against heat, abrasion, and road debris. It's 36 inches long, which is not too long to have too much line, but it is long enough to route nicely and away from the headers. Because this line is going to increase the fluid flow capacity and because this line does not have the unwanted expansion capabilities that the factory line has, it's also going to improve clutch pedal feel. No expansion outwards of the fluid means only a direct pressure, and that means a firmer pedal feel and you can expect to feel a noticeable improvement in grip and bite of the clutch. As far as price, you're looking at just over $60 for this line right here. There are other versions of this line available if you didn't want to run the McLeod. Both Ford Racing and SR Performance have clutch line upgrades. Of course, Ford Racing is gonna be more expensive, and the SR Performance is going to have a more affordable price, so those others are definitely something to consider. The install here is not very difficult. It's actually pretty easy. All that you're really going to need is a few basic tools and a small pick. I'd also have a shop rag or two for the drips, and maybe some extra fluid in case you end up needing it. You might have to move your intake tube away from the firewall so you can get to the clutch line, and the top connection on the firewall can be removed using the metal pick and then you can pull the line out of its fitting.I would just slide the clip back into its place after you get the line out, and then you'll need to raise the car on a lift or on jack stands, either one. Once you locate the lower connection from the underside of the car, on the driver side of the trans, the line comes out the same way. Just slide the retaining clip back until it releases the line. You can pull the line out of the elbow, and that's all it takes to get the stock line out. The new line is best installed by fitting it into the firewall first and then install the bottom, which pushes into the metal retaining clip in the fitting. After this, it's just a matter of bleeding the clutch, which is a lot of pumping the pedal. Just make sure to check the fluid reservoir and refill it if it needs it. Once the pedal feels normal, you're set for a test drive, and then just check the fluid level again once you get back. It's as simple as that. It's a pretty easy install that should take an hour or two, and is a one out of three wrenches on the scale. Wrapping things up here, the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line is stainless steel and has increased flow capacity. It's good for both piece of mind and a touch of performance improvement from the clutch. The line doesn't allow for expansion, and its braided stainless steel is a definite upgrade over the factory plastic line. You can check it out more online right here, at AmericanMuscle.com.
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January 20, 2020
just make sure you DON'T lose the retaining clips when you pop them out on the install from the OEM line because It WILL pop out if you don't have them overall though shifting is has improved greatly much better pedal feel do a brake flush and flush out all the old fluid from the reservoir so it is all fresh fluid in the line this is a great product definitely worth it. If you have big hands find someone who has little ones because the part that goes on the transmission is almost impossible to get to lmao.Helpful (0)
January 13, 2020
New Clutch install
Fir perfect, easy to install with clutch replacement.Helpful (0)
January 03, 2020
Nice clutch line. Should work fine. Haven't installed yet. Will update later!Helpful (0)
December 27, 2019
Easier way to install
I watched some videos on the install, it is 100 times easier to remove the 90 that comes off the transmission and slide the new hose on first then re-install the 90 back in the tranny. Be sure to have DOT 3 brake fluid handy and make sure the fittings are installed all the way before pumping the clutchHelpful (0)
December 04, 2019
McLeod clutch line.
Improved clutch feel. Seems to have corrected some odd clutch release issues in cold weather.Helpful (0)
November 21, 2019
The pedal isn’t as high due to this line. You may stall here and there due to its reduction. Takes a while to get use to but once you do, it’s nice.Helpful (0)
November 10, 2019
The line is good quality. You really have to make sure it snaps into place though. I pushed it on til it clicked but it blew off three times while trying to pump the clutch to bleed it before I got a mallet and tapped it into place and have had zero problems sinceHelpful (1)
November 05, 2019
Does NOT Fit !
As many have reported, I still haven't had got the cable to fit and I have tried 2 times with limited time... the cable fits very snug in the throw bearing but I can not for the life of me get the other into the master cylinder line. Might begin the return process or shave down the fitting.Helpful (0)
October 24, 2019
As described, decided to replace mine at 195k, works as it shouldHelpful (0)
October 21, 2019
So i bought this due to having headers and the heat seemed to cause some clutch engagement inconsistencies. Put this line on and clutch is consistent regardless of temp and pedal feels a touch lighter. Pushing the fittings into the clips was difficult due to not having enough clearance for hands but it was straightforward enough.Helpful (1)
Will this work with the Shelley ISO clutch reservoir ?
The McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade will not work with the Shelby Iso-Clutch Remote Reservoir Kit.
Does the clip goes in before the line when reinstalling? I've seen directions that say the clip first and others that say the line first. confused.
You will slide the clips in first when installing the line through the firewall. For the master cylinder you will need to slide the line into the master cylinder then install the clip to hold in place.
Will I need to add transmission fluid after installing this, and, if so, can I add something like Royal Purple Synchromax without doing a full change? I am not sure what fluid comes in my 13 Mustang GT.
Installation of the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade does not require you to add or change your transmission fluid.
So I’m having a issue with building the pressure for the clutch.. I don’t understand what could be the issue so the line is install and I was building pressure for the clutch then the top side line kept popping out and I fix it and now the bottom said is... what should I do ? Also I have a 2014 mustang GT... any tips would help out
why are there some american muscle associates saying this will fit the 3.7l manual mustangs and others saying it wont and if it truly doesn't fit our v6 mustangs what is the difference between the sr performance braided line that fits ALL mustangs including the gt, v6 etc that the McLeod clutch line only fits the gt what are there differences that prevent the usage of v6 owners?
This is designed specifically for the V8. If you do not have a V8 this will not fit.
This is not compatible with a T56 transmission.
Unfortunately it will not fit the V6 models. Only the 05-14 V8 models.
The McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade would include the line and fittings only, and would not include clips.
This McLeod Clutch fluid line is designed as a direct fit upgrade for 2005 to 2014 V8 Mustangs equipped with a manual transmission, including the GT, Bullitt, BOSS, and Shelby GT500 models.
Unfortunately, the McLeod High Performance Hydraulic Clutch Line Upgrade is only designed to work on the 05-14 V8 Mustangs.
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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