Aragorn Posted April 12, 2009 Share Posted April 12, 2009 I've been trying to iron out some details regarding installing this Audi V8 lump into the Defender. The engine, when fitted to the original Audi car uses a 240mm clutch, and this same clutch with a stronger pressure plate is also used in the RS4 which has a twin turbo V6 producing 325lbft at peak and over 380hp. I was originally planning on using a landrover friction plate, and the audi pressure plate, however it seems this isnt going to work very easily, as the release bearing diameters are quite far out, and the audi release bearing is much smaller. I'm having a custom flywheel made for the engine anyway, as my motor is from an Auto, and the custom fly is half the price of the manual flywheel from audi, so after speaking to the chap who said he can get the custom flywheel made up, he's said he can make the flywheel up, to accept the landrover clutch cover and friction disk. The plan would be to use a 242mm TDI clutch, however i'm trying to find out what kinda torque handling people have put thru a stock TDi clutch? The V8 produces around 295lbft, and clearly the 240mm clutch should be able to take this assuming the clamping force on the pressure plate is high enough as the standard audi part manages it, however i've read things about standard TDi clutches slipping with the 2.8L TGV motor, which only produces 277lb-ft... Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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