A TD5 booked in for a LOF operated Kevlar clutch replacement. At LOF Clutches are designed & engineered as Long Life and High Performance alternatives to the factory-fitted Land Rover clutch for the Defender, Range Rover, Discovery and Series vehicles. Designed specifically for the Tdi TD5 and Tdci Engines, the LOF clutch is designed to be heavy duty but still light weight.
The LOF EXTREME spec Kevlar ES-KF is a high performance, high friction, non metallic composite material containing a high percentage of aramid fibre. It has been engineered to withstand high energy inputs, is suitable for both dry and oil-immersed applications. It is not abrasive to the counter material, is silent in operation, it will with stand high pressures. The wear rate is low even at high temperatures.
For serious off road drivers with heavy use the increase in traction and torque supplied by larger than standard tyres can lead to clutch failure.
The clutch is a vital component in your 4WD – replacing the clutch disc and pressure plate is a major repair and should be carried out by a qualified mechanic to ensure the safety of your car to yourself and others.
How does a clutch wear out?
The clutch engages and disengages power transmission from the drive shaft transferring the power to the engine and drive wheels. The clutch allows engine power to be applied gradually when a vehicle is starting and disengages power when changing between gears without turning off the engine, allowing you control over your speed. The individual parts wear over time and can be replaced independently of each other, however when changing the flywheel the clutch system needs to be replaced.
How do you know if your clutch needs replacing?
The clutch should release smoothly in both directions – if your clutch becomes hard to press or release or make a grinding sound it may be time for a replacement. As most of the clutch is hidden from view you should get your vehicle looked at by a qualified technician. Before your clutch is replaced your garage will eliminate other potential causes of your problem, for example the pedal-arm bushings or slave master cylinder.
How much does it cost to replace a clutch on a 4×4?
The cost of replacing a clutch on your 4WD will depend vary depending on the extent of the repair and if it has caused any damage to your vehicle. At Alton 4×4 we can provide a completive quote for you to compare with other garages – you can rest assured we work to the same standard as dealerships but at a fraction of the cost and guarantee all parts for 12 months. Our talented team carry out regular clutch replacements along with a variety of clutch related repairs including:
- Clutch cable replacement
- Clutch Master Cylinder
- Clutch Pressure Plate
- Clutch Release Bearing
- Dual Clutch Transmission
- Dual Mass Flywheel
- Slave Cylinder