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Stiff Clutch

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Mercury333, Dec 23, 2021.

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  1. Mercury333

    Mercury333 New Member

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    Hi all I’ve just purchased a beautiful defender 90 2012 year however the clutch is very stiff !! Is this usual ??
     
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    Compared to ?
    Many modern cars come with a vacuum/servo assisted clutch, landrovers don't.
    Heres a company that makes them ... https://www.redbooster.com/
     
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    Thank you for the advise
     
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    Clutches tend to get harder as they age, its just that land rover ones are to hard to start with!
    Being 2012 it might still have the original clutch fitted?
     
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    Wimblowdriver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tdci clutch pedal is probably one of the lightest of the defender clutches. But it is still heavy compared to any modern car. You will get used to it. And hate it if you do any stop-start city driving.
     
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    Depending on the spring configuration they are very highly spring if using the single coil spring from pedal to bulkhead. You can fit a different spring which reduces this tension depending on what you have currently
     
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    Thank you
    Yes I think it is the original clutch
     
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    How many miles has the Defender done?
     
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    Clutches get stiffer as they age - at least partly due to the clutch fork getting worn... it's "normal" ... Possibly due a change anyway ....

    LR clutches are very heavy from new IMO.

    I servo'd the clutch on SWMBO's D1:-

    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/servo-assisting-the-clutch-300tdi-r380.301335/

    I had previously emailed red booster to ask if their ( very expensive kit ) would fit - they didn't even reply ... so, IMHO, forget them. IIRC it cost me less than a quarter of their price :rolleyes:
     
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    It’s done 80,000 miles
    Regards
     
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    Than you
     
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    Thank you I will look into it
     
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    If it's the original, its about bottom of the curve for replacement - I.E., IME, 80-120K is about right .... SWMBO's let go at 86K.....
     
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    Didn't the TDCi Defender have the clutch pedal assist spring fitted as standard?

    l know it was fitted as standard to TDi versions, it was just the TD5 that had a ruddy great coil spring on the pedal.
     
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    Piccy in the attachment. I think this is the "easy" type spring which is fitted.
     

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