Dual Mass Flywheel
The Dual Mass Flywheel is a part of your clutch that is used in automobiles which are equipped with a diesel engine and manual transmission. The dual mass flywheel optimizes the output of the engine by acting as a torque dampener. In addition, it enables a quiet and smooth ride by reducing the transmission gear rattle and other factors that detriment the engine performance. Just before the power stroke, the piston rises to full compression, pushing against the air drawn into the cylinder. This temporarily slows down the crankshaft. When the cylinder is ignited, the expanding air pushes the cylinder down at a rapid speed. Once all the fuel is burnt, the crankshaft slows down, again. This process causes a slight back-and-forth movement or oscillation in the crankshaft. This has a severe effect on diesel engines that have a high compression and large displacement for a given cylinder count.
The dual mass flywheel consists of a drum or heavy outer ring and a lighter center hub or disc. A set of long springs connects the center hub to the outer ring. The center hub is bolted to the crankshaft while the outer ring is connected to the transmission.
The most common symptom of a bad dual mass flywheel is gear slippage owing to excess friction or oil entering the flywheel assembly. Other symptoms include a chattering or rattling noise when the clutch is engaged and a failure or delay in acceleration when the gear is up-shifted. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should consider replacing your dual mass flywheel. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of dual mass flywheels for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality dual mass flywheels at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected].