Flywheels and Dual Mass Flywheels
The flywheel is a metal disc which is fitted directly onto the crankshaft between the engine and the clutch. Its purpose is to help provide a smooth transfer of power from the engine to the drive train. In essence, the flywheel gives your vehicle enhanced momentum and a smoother driving experience.
Indications of a worn flywheel are:
- Visible Grooves
- Visible glazing and/or cracks
We, along with the leading clutch manufacturers worldwide, recommend that whenever a clutch is renewed, your flywheel should be inspected and, where necessary, skimmed or replaced.
Dual Mass Flywheel
Most new vehicles now come fitted with dual mass flywheels. These are essential components that allow an enhanced performance in the vehicles drivability. Additionally, these new components reduce harmful vibration.
A worn dual mass flywheel will affect the performance and efficiency of the new clutch and almost certainly result in premature failure.
Indications of a worn Dual Mass Flywheel are:
- Irregular noises
- Intermittent clutch slip