(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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March 29, 2020
Clutch line upgrade
Totally worth it and simple to install!! Looks great under the hood too!Helpful (0)
March 27, 2020
Install sucks but a definite quality upgrade.
It's a nice week constructed item. A little pricey for what it consists of, but worth it. The install is not large hand friendly! Make sure you have multiple picks available to remove the retaining clips and have a plan to clean up the brake fluid, you will spoil some. Install took me about 2 hours with jack stands. If you have small hands or a friend who does it'll be easier for you. The connection to the slave cylinder is a bear otherwise!Helpful (0)
March 20, 2020
Great product, very fast install. Didn't fix the dreaded pedal loss at high RPM on 1st to 2nd shift but the rest feel greatHelpful (0)
March 19, 2020
This is a good product for what you are paying. I had no issues installing this replacement line.Helpful (0)
March 13, 2020
INSTALL WAS PRETTY EASY. HARDEST PART WAS BLEEDING THE CLUTCH/BRAKE SYSTEM.Helpful (0)
February 29, 2020
Nice quality upgrade for your manual mustang. Good build quality. Way better than the stock plastic clutch line. Helps with clutch pedal feel and response also.Helpful (0)
February 13, 2020
looks pretty good, didn't install yet
Didn't get a chance to install, but seems much better than stock linesHelpful (0)
February 12, 2020
Well worth the time and money. Very simple install took longer to bleed it back out than it did to put the part in.Helpful (0)
January 26, 2020
Good product. It fit well with extra length to route it away from my headers.Helpful (0)
January 25, 2020
Took clutch and cable to dealer for install. Dealer could not make the cable work. Clutch installed just fine.Helpful (0)
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.
Will this fit stock 2015 gt. I saw reviews where it says it doesn’t fit right.
Will this fit 2015 gt stock clutch. I saw reviews where it says it doesn’t fit right.
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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