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Old May 30th, 2016, 05:48 PM
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going to replace while i have things apart, along with rear main seal. Anyone have some suggestions on quality manufacturer for such. Don't want to throw in any garbage that I'll have to re-do after 10k miles
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Old May 30th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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To deep to go cheap. Go with genuine LR parts.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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You can get OEM branded parts and those are the best choice. There is nothing to be gained with paying much more for genuine. Clutches in these seem to last a long time with normal use.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 06:22 PM
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Go for either Genuine or OEM which if i recall right is a Valeo brand. Just don't forget your defender has a clutch plate of 240mm and not 235mm, which is not much but believe me i learned the hard way.
Don't know the right part number now as is late here, 00.21
But i can give you that in 8 hours time when i get to work.
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My personal experience running a commercial fleet of Landies.

Keep your hands off Valeo. I am not sure but i dont think they are OEM. However it is a very common replacement in the UK. We used to buy a lot of LR from the UK. Shortly after the clutches failed. All Valeo.
The rivets on the disc are too soft. Eventually the springs fall out and thats the end of it.
On Btitpart the disc center is so weak it shears off the outer part with the lining. Sometimes after as little as 4000 Miles.
We only use A&P made in Germany.
Never had a problem since.
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My personal experience running a commercial fleet of Landies.

Keep your hands off Valeo. I am not sure but i dont think they are OEM. However it is a very common replacement in the UK. We used to buy a lot of LR from the UK. Shortly after the clutches failed. All Valeo.
The rivets on the disc are too soft. Eventually the springs fall out and thats the end of it.
That is not the real Valeo, most probably the ones you have got were either for Disco 300tdi or a lower quality made from someone in a Valeo box.
As for that other brand i am saving myself the trouble to write about.
Current part number for the disc is
UQB000130. This is considered heavy duty, 242mm, as most Defenders are.
UQB500030 is normal duty 235mm


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Initially We were running discos and the valeo clutches failed. And they were genuine as it is pretty much impossible to get rip offs in the UK.
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Well, i can confirm that the AP are also good but i started selling them lately so i have no much feedback from cusstomers,
On my Defender 110 i have a Valeo kit with the heavy duty disc
But maybe you are right from your experience,

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Just sharing my experience with different brands.
But even our supplier offers three options.
1. Cheap and nasty which is preferred by work shops who know the customer will never come back anyhow.
2. Mid range. Good enough for most people who mainly drive around town.
3.Top range for people who go off road, tow trailers and do high milages. And of course for work shops who want to keep their esteemed customers.

And of course there is original Land Rover. But you pay its weight in gold just to get a nice Land Rover box with it.
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Just sharing my experience with different brands. But even our supplier offers three options. 1. Cheap and nasty which is preferred by work shops who know the customer will never come back anyhow. 2. Mid range. Good enough for most people who mainly drive around town. 3.Top range for people who go off road, tow trailers and do high milages. And of course for work shops who want to keep their esteemed customers. And of course there is original Land Rover. But you pay its weight in gold just to get a nice Land Rover box with it.
Appreciate this but some brand names that fall into each would also help

Example proline = which category
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Maybe goes without mentioning but just in case, you should consider turning the flywheel. Best $50 spent on a clutch job IMO.
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Sorry didnt want to upset people but now that your asking.

Absolute bottom and rubbish ( or trash as you guys call it) is Britpart as with most of their parts.

Mid range Valeo, Bearmach, All Make 4x4 parts

Top A & P

And no i do not want to start a slinging match about brands. I ve paid my school fees and keep doing what i m doing.
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Maybe goes without mentioning but just in case, you should consider turning the flywheel. Best $50 spent on a clutch job IMO.
absolutely plan on it. Wouldn't do a clutch job without. But thanks for bringing up!
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