LuK Solid Flywheel
The friction surface on the engine side of the clutch
To ensure smooth engine operation, a large rotating mass – the flywheel – is mounted to the crankshaft. Its main function is to store kinetic energy briefly before releasing it smoothly and evenly.
But the flywheel also plays an important role in power transmission. It is part of the clutch assembly, and one of its sides serves as the friction coupling surface for the clutch linings.
The flywheel is subjected to extreme load. That’s why it’s essential when replacing a clutch to check the condition of the flywheel friction surface, the flywheel gear ring (for starting the engine) and the transducer ring closely. If there are any doubts about wear here, replace the flywheel.
- Smooth engine operation
- Absorbs heat well
- Long service life