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Customer Help & FAQ

Common purchase queries answered

FAQ for our clutch kits

Do LOF clutches make the clutch pedal heavier or harder to press?

The ROADspec and POWERspec clutch kits will NOT feel heavier than a standard clutch, in fact sometimes you may even find the new clutch is lighter depending on how worn/tired the old clutch was. However the EXTREMEspec TD5 clutch kits Are slightly heavier than standard- but we have ways to fix this (see lighter clutch products section). Our 2.8 TGV kit is also slightly heavier than a normal TDI clutch, but still lighter than a stock TD5

Are LOF clutches balanced?

Yes! All of our clutches are balanced and ready to fit straight out of the box

Do we ship internationally?

Yes we ship worldwide using DHL, We do not charge UK VAT to international customers, they may have to pay local VAT in your country. Please use the DHL calculator on the checkout page for shipping quotes/prices

How much will Brexit cost me to ship to Europe?

Not much! As our products are UK made, no duty should be charged, only local VAT should be paid (EG 21%). Brexit will not massively effect the price you pay ordering to Europe

Will I have to bed or break in my new clutch?

Yes. For organic plates we recommend breaking in the clutch for 300-500 miles with mild use. If any slipping occurs, reduce throttle and regain traction. Bedding in the clutch helps to lap in the surfaces prior to normal driving or racing. Do not overheat the clutch during the break in period, as this can result in friction surfaces fusing together, hot spots, and friction surface glazing.

Can my local mechanic fit a LOF clutch kit?
Yes any skilled mechanic can fit our clutches, they are no different to install, however its best to make sure they have the correct clutch alignment tool to do the job properly
What Spec clutch do I need?
Please see our selecting the right clutch page under the help tab
What is the LOF Clutches Warranty?
LOF clutches warranty is 2 years on all of our clutch kits, as you can see by our reputation, we take pride in helping customers every day, rest assured should you need replacement parts, we will be willing to help!
Will I have to make any modifications when fitting my new clutch?

All of our clutch assemblies are designed to be a direct bolt in replacement for the stock clutch assembly. Pedal height adjustments are sometimes necessary depending on application. If adjustments for a specific application are required, a supplemental technical bulletin will be provided.

Is it necessary to change the crank spigot/pilot bush?

Yes, if your vehicle is equipped with a pilot bearing or bushing, it is recommended to replace and properly lube the pilot bearing/bushing when changing the clutch. We can supply you with a new bearing or bushing.

Should I change anything else while fitting a new clutch?
Yes usually there is someother components worth changing, such as slave cylinders, crank seals, spigot bearings, clutch forks etc, See our BUNDLE Deals for an idea of what we suggest!
Do I need to change the flywheel on my TD5?
Yes, usually on the TD5 anywhere near 100k miles the flywheel will be worn and have a lot of play, it may even rattle when turning the engine off. You can either replace with a new dual mass flywheel (expensive) or you can change to the LOF solid mass flywheel kit, as a rule of thumb we sell 100 ‘SMF’ kits for every 1 Dual mass flywheel- to garages and enthusiasts world wide!

Help With Installation

  

Here’s a couple of videos to help show you how to fit a Land Rover Clutch.

Even if you’re a very competent fitter we’d recommend that you watch the videos below to ensure that your new parts are fitted correctly, taking care to follow our fitting requirements.

If after watching the videos you’re still unsure about anything feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help.

 

All our Land Rover Clutch Kits come with simple guides containing important details to note during installation.

You can download spare copies below.

Land Rover Clutch Instructions

(Click to download PDF)

POWERmaster fitting (Defender)

(Click to download PDF)

POWERspring fitting (Defender)

(Click to download PDF)

Td5 Flywheel Bolt Torque Settings

(Click to download PDF)

POWERslave fitting (TD5)

(Click to download PDF)

POWERspring fitting (Discovery 300 TDI / TD5)

(Click to download PDF)

Troubleshooting Questions

What would cause poor gear changes after fitting a new clutch?

Improper clutch release caused by faulty linkage and/or improper adjustment, pilot bearing damage, insufficient lubrication of release mechanism or input shaft splines. It takes a remarkably small amount of drag on the input shaft to make life difficult for transmission synchros.

What would cause the clutch not to disengage?

Inadequate clutch release can be caused by many problems. Possible causes may be as follows:

  1. The most common cause is the clutch plate being fitted back to front (TD5)
  2. Air in the hydraulic system- Especially on a Discovery 2
  3. If you have fitted an LOF POWERslave/ POWERmaster, remove these until the clutch is bedded in
  4. Pedal adjustment- on the Defender and Series 3 you may need to raise your pedal height slightly
  5. Tight input spline/ clutch plate- check your input spline is not corroded before fitting
  6.  Clutch fork not correctly seated, especially on the cast iron fork- the pivot bush must be installed
  7. Hydraulics defective, sometimes installing a new clutch can disturb the slave or master
  8. Bent clutch plate- be careful not to bend the plate when re-installing the gearbox
  9. Pilot bushing binding due to being a tight fit- try staring the vehicle in gear with foot on the pedal.
  10. Incorrect length pushrod- (TD5- 99mm) (300tdi – 105mm) (200tdi – 90mm)
  11. Clutch disc hub rubbing against flywheel bolts if incorrect bolts are used
  12.  Incorrect release bearing – check your old bearing is the same height as the new one (stumpy R380 runs a stumpy bearing)
  13.  Clutch cover not torqued evenly, make sure not to torque bolts in a cirular pattern
  14.  Incorrect flywheel- check your flywheel has not already been lightened or modified!
What would cause juddering?

Judder is when the car shudders (chatters) as the clutch is being engaged. Possible cause may be as follows:

  1. Flywheel has excessive run-out.
  2. Worn out dual mass flywheel
  3. Oil or grease contamination on clutch facings.
  4. Worn out friction on an old clutch
  5. Flywheel was not resurfaced or improperly resurfaced before the new clutch was installed.
  6. Damaged or excessively worn CV joints.
  7. Bad U-Joints in drive shaft or U-Joints misaligned.
  8. Excessive backlash in differential.
  9. Excessive driveline angle.
  10. The use of an aggressive clutch disc designed for racing.
  11. Bent pressure plate assembly and/or disc.
  12. Worn or damaged engine mounts or transmission mounts.
  13. MT82 output shaft worn (TDCI Defenders 2007-2016)