We ZNDmotor highly recommend our customers to resurface flywheel when maintaining clutch to guarantee better performance of flywheel and even the entire clutch.
The following information regarding flywheel resurfacing may be considered by truck owners.
1, Resurfacing methods
There are three types of truck flywheels, depending upon the engines. Every kind of flywheel has its unique resurfacing approach.
(1) Lightweight flywheel
For this kind of flywheel, the clutch cover and clutch disc are on the same surface, which means large and segmented grinder should be used to resurface.
(2) Single mass flywheel
For single mass flywheel, the clutch cover and disc are attached on the same surface. However, smaller splayed grinding wheel is always utilized, which can ensure grinding raised lip, clutch cover and disc equally, in the meanwhile, preventing flywheel slippage.
(3) Dual mass flywheel
Same as the approach used for single mass flywheel.
2, Symptoms when resurfacing is needed
There are four kinds of specific issues when truck owners need to resurface flywheels.
(1) Slipping gears
A failed clutch can make flywheel overheat, warp and weak. You can find gears are slipping when changing gears is tough or there is a delay after you release the clutch pedal.
(2) Burnt smell
Truck drivers may find burning smell due to overheating clutch.
(3) Clutch issues
For instance, it is tough to engage the first gear and you may find grinding sound when changing gears.
A malfunctioning or warped flywheel may cause the floor of the car vibrated.
3, Flywheel resurfacing pros
In general, resurfacing can make flywheel’s working more efficient. An efficient flywheel can provide energy to move your truck, guarantee orientation system’s working and rapidly delivery the energy. Resurfacing can also decrease the clutch repair cost and guarantee safety when driving. NOTE: driving with a failed flywheel is very dangerous.
4, Flywheel resurfacing procedure
Cutting or grinding is utilized to resurface the flywheel.
Cutting aims to decrease vibration and noise.
Grinding takes shorter time and a segmented grinder is used to remove some metal as well as smooth the surface of the flywheel.
Flywheel turns out to be vital and essential in your truck’s engine and transmission system. Regular maintenance can guarantee safety and performance of your truck.
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