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EWG



Member Since: 20 Sep 2015
Location: Betws y Coed, North Wales
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 PU Alveston Red
Which clutch for a Series 2a 200TDi conversion?
Ca I have some advice please.

I have worn out two c lutches on my 1962 Series 2a 88" in four thousand miles. This time I have no drive at all except to use Low box four wheel drive and even then it's only useful to move it back and fro.

Can someone recommend which make of clutch I should buy and should I consider a heavy duty clutch and put up with a heavy clutch pedal.
The details are as follows :

1962 Series 2a 88" converted to ex Discovery 200tdi engine. Original Series gearbox but using a Series 3 bellhousing. The last clutch was a *****art I suspect and I wore it out trying to pull a Nissan Leaf out of a ditch. They're heavy, believe me.

Thank you all.
Post #951726 5th May 2022 10:38pm
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blackwolf



Member Since: 03 Nov 2009
Location: South West England
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey
If you are "wearing out" clutches in such low mileages then I suggest that there is an underlying problem (the Britpart brand possibly being one of them). I have never worn out a series clutch, and that is in years of use and includes frequent heavy towing of trailers up to 3.5 tons. Even the most recent clutch in my TDCi Defender, a vehicle notorious for having a short-lived clutch (albeit usually because of spring failure rather than wear) is going strong at over 100k miles.

Your Nissan Leaf will be lighter than the Devon CC snowplough I tried (unsuccessfully) to pull out out of a ditch with my Disco2, that had smoke coming off the clutch and 60k later the clutch is going strong.

So either you are buying startlingly bad clutches, or something else is destroying them.

When you take them out, are they actually worn out? Is it possible that you are using mis-matched driven plates and covers?
Post #951729 5th May 2022 11:49pm
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Dinnu



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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black
I think there are different rod lengths, the rod that goes between the clutch fork and the slave cylinder. Perhaps you are having some load on the fork / thrust bearing / and pressure plate causing the clutch to slip.

I would remove the slave cylinder and check that there is some play on the fork (that you can push it back and forward a few mm) and when installing the slave you can push it home and is seated by hand and no need to use the screws to pull it in.

Nissan Leafs are heavy, but I pulled a 5ton truck out of a ditch with my ex Series 3 and was still fine when I sold it. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black
Post #951731 6th May 2022 5:32am
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EWG



Member Since: 20 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 PU Alveston Red
Thank you for your replies.
Post #951897 7th May 2022 9:40pm
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spudfan



Member Since: 10 Sep 2007
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Agreed. 1982 series 2.25 111 diesel still on factory fitted clutch. 1982 88" 2.25 diesel
1992 110 200tdi csw -Zikali
2008 110 2.4 tdci csw-Zulu
2011 110 2.4 tdci csw-Masai
Post #952481 13th May 2022 2:34pm
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jpboost



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it's been a good while since i converted my Series 3 with a 200tdi, but I've never had to revisit the clutch.

I just followed the advice of (and much of the parts supplied by) Steve Parkers.

https://www.steveparkers.com/conversions/2...nd-rovers/
Post #952492 13th May 2022 5:04pm
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