LuK Training Day at Church Road Garage
2/14/17 / Training
Mechanics at Church Road Garage were the latest to benefit from a LuK Training Day
The mechanics at Church Road Garage were the latest to receive some top LuK training from the Schaeffler technical team. The professional mechanics benefited from a day of learning from the experts. During the training the team went through a variety of topics all the way from Dual Mass Flywheels to concentric slave cyclinders.
With modern cars being made more comfortable, more economic and lighter new challenges are being put towards the aftermarket industry to solve the issues that can be caused by these benefits to drivers. The Dual Mass Flywheel by LuK is at the heart of driving comfortably with it helping to reduce vibrations and noise that can be caused by driving at low engine speeds. More than 50 percent of all passenger cars come off the assembly line with a DMF already fitted. Since the invention of the DMF Schaeffler have produced over 100 million flywheels and has become the market leader. When replacing a DMF it is crucial to stay with the original equipment (OE).
Schaeffler (UK) is the leading clutch specialist in the UK, not only do they supply products but they also believe in the value added services. The clutch disc is the clutch’s central connection element. In combination with the clutch pressure plate, it both separates and links engine and powertrain. It also reduces the speed fluctuations in the gearbox caused by the combustion motor.
LuK has a wide variety of repair solutions for all your clutch needs. Take the double clutch this can be seen as a challenge not just for garages professionals but anyone trying to fit one. However, simplicity has come back in the form of the LuK RepSet 2CT, this comes with a double clutch and every component needed for replacement. So how does a double clutch function anyway? Its working principle is complicated, but easy to describe. It consists of two clutches mounted on two drive shafts, placed inside the transmission housing. Each of these sub-transmissions is designed to function like a manual transmission and each has its own clutch. During driving, gear shifts are automatically controlled. One of the two clutches shifts the odd-numbered gears, while the other engages and disengages the even-numbered gears and reverse. During a gear change, one of the clutches opens and the other closes at the same moment. The system is designed so that both clutches are open during idle mode. Gear change is triggered electronically and implemented by hydraulic or electromagnetic actuators. Because this occurs in a split second, gear change has almost no traction interruption at all.
One of the main aspects for the LuK release system range is the Concentric Slave Cylinder (CSC). Many vehicles are now fitted with a CSC as opposed to the conventional release fork and bearing. The method of operation of the clutch is by cable or hydraulic actuation of a release fork, this disengages the clutch via a release bearing. CSC release bearings enable a lighter clutch pedal effort with better take-up, allowing vehicle manufacturers to dispense of the release fork, guide and bearing. The CSC is mounted inside the gearbox bell-housing. When a clutch is replaced it is essential that the CSC is replaced at the same time. After many clutch actuations the rubber seals become worn and the operating position with the chamber of the CSC changes meaning the worn internal components are no longer aligned. The CSC must not be compressed prior to fitting as this will damage the rubbed seals as they are not fully lubricated.
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