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Good morning to you all, I’m about to install a new clutch for my 2003 v rod, screamin’ eagle slipper clutch, my question is, before install the clutch do I need to put the clutch disc on a bath of oil before installing.
 

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Good morning to you all, I’m about to install a new clutch for my 2003 v rod, screamin’ eagle slipper clutch, my question is, before install the clutch do I need to put the clutch disc on a bath of oil before installing.
Yes, standard procedure when installing new clutch friction plates is a 10-minute soak in appropriate 20W50, wet clutch compatible engine oil before installation.
 

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Thank you Stever975, do you know if the torque of the 5 bolts of the slipper clutch, is the same of the original clutch?
What 5 bolts on the slipper clutch?

The original 2003 clutch has 5 clutch springs and 5 flange bolts, the slipper clutch has 4 clutch springs and 4 flange bolts.

If you're installing a slipper clutch kit the 4 flange bolts should already be assembled.

If you are talking about the flange bolts that are centered on the springs, the torque is 86 in·lbs (9.7 Nm) for both the 4-spring and 5-spring versions.
 

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Sorry I mean the 4 clutch springs and 4 flange bolts, but is better to disassemble the clutch and put only the disc in a bath of oil.
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I would soak the whole assembly. It'll get soaked eventually anyway.

The steel and friction plates aren't all the same and need to be stacked in a specific order. If you take it apart, you'll have a lot of extra work getting these back in order and lining all the plates up again. This procedure is explained in the shop manual, but I would avoid the extra work if possible. Sometimes the kits get misaligned in shipping and won't slide into the hub without loosening the flange bolts but I wouldn't disassemble the plates just for the oil soak.
 
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