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I have not tried one myself, but have heard from 2 x that have them that yes they are stronger than the factory unit and take a bit of swaering to fit as they are stronger :D

 

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I’d go along with that HfH. Had a look at one at my local supplier and thought it would be a right wrestling match to fit, so decided not to bother. I had enough trouble with the standard one.

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Other, more expensive option is the clutch servo. You’re right though the standard assist spring was a right pig to fit. Much cursing was done.

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I have just fitted one and have to say the clutch in now as light as my wife’s Audi ( it was bloody heavy before) 

The instructions say on 5 minutes to fit - took me an hour with lots of swearing, but well worth it. 

Toby

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Many, many cable ties later, the workshop finally got it in!

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Big difference to the clutch action, well worth the 20 pounds 👍

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What work is involved could a novice mechanic fit it on the driveway with basic tools?

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If you have adequate vocabulary, the dexterity of a brain surgeon and the strength of king Kong you can do it in situ. If you take the clutch pedal box out it's easy to do on the bench, but then you have to bleed the clutch, and there is more work overall.

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When I fitted the standard clutch spring of this variety, I put the spring in a vice to compress it and then added two cable ties each side to hold it.

I then offered up into place and started cutting the cable ties until it popped into place.

I haven't had experience with this new stronger spring though.

Steve

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The mechanic had to use cable ties. Quite a few of them, as they kept snapping. 

So plenty of cable ties, long-nose pliers, and a piece of wood to keep the pedal down

 

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It is a serious bitch to install these person I'm not that keen on, horrid devices.

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Also they can only be fitted to certain later vehicles can't they?

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From their website:

The LOF POWERspring will fit Defender models 300TDI, TD5 and also TDCI PUMA vehicles.

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The one I was looking at was specifically to make the 200tdi and earlier simular to the lighter 300tdi

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Those springs won't fit the 200tdi or earlier pressed type pedals. I changed my pedal box to a TD5 variant (i think) so I could use one of these types of spring - i dont have the LOF one.

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I have a LOF one to go on which I bought with the clutch but I'm too lazy to fit it 😆

It's pretty good already with the LOF clutch and the standard LR over centre spring.

Maybe one day I'll fit it, perhaps in the spring 😉

Mo

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Made my own tool for getting the clutch spring in old flathead screw driver and cut a slot in it perfect for the job 

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I ended up buying that spring and fitting was no more difficult than the similar ones from the usual suppliers. Well worth the price and effort👍

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I had one installed 8 months ago. Made a big difference. Clutch pedal was lighter and easier on the leg.

But yesterday it snapped, after only 8 months. So I'm not sure if I'll fit another one or look for something better.

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Mine has been fitted since mid 1994, it was a genuine 300tdi clutch pedal assembly. 

I Would say there is another problem to make the spring snap. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:22 AM, cackshifter said:

If you have adequate vocabulary, the dexterity of a brain surgeon and the strength of king Kong you can do it in situ. If you take the clutch pedal box out it's easy to do on the bench, but then you have to bleed the clutch, and there is more work overall.

You can take the pedal box out while leaving the master cylinder connected in the engine bay.

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