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    LuK: Dual Mass Fly Wheel

    Since its launch in 1985, the LuK Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) has been fitted as original equipment in ever-increasing numbers of vehicles. When a conventional single-mass flywheel  and conventional clutch reach their torsion angle limits at around 18°, the DMF, with its decoupled dual masses and a torsion angle of up to 100°, can absorb …

    May
    22
    2020

    Centrifugal Pendulum DMFs

    Dual Mass Flywheels (DMFs) set a new standard for drivetrain noise insulation and vibration damping when launched by LuK in 1985. A total of 63 million DMFs have since been manufactured, and one in three cars on European roads currently use DMF technology to aid comfort and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Now pendulum-type …

    May
    11
    2020

    Self Adjusting Clutch Explained

    Self Adjusting Clutch Explained

    April
    20
    2020

    LuK DMF – Important things to consider before installation

    Important things to consider before installation

    March
    4
    2020

    LuK DMF – Visual inspection and damage patterns

    Visual inspection and damage patterns

    February
    12
    2020

    LuK DMF – solid flywheel replacement

    Replacing a DMF with a solid flywheel can cause, among other things, follow-on damages and higher fuel consumption. Ralf Kuhlmey, Technical Trainer at Schaeffler in the Automotive Aftermarket, explains the risks of a conversion.

    January
    22
    2020

    DMF function tests

    Overview The LuK testing tool allows you to perform the following tests on the DMF: Measuring the freeplay angle Measuring the rock These tests, in combination with a visual inspection to check grease egress, thermal load, clutch condition, etc., allow for a reliable assessment of the DMF’s operational condition. The freeplay angle is the angle …

    October
    28
    2019

    LuK DMF 415 0388 10 Modified sensor ring

    As part of the on-going development of our products, the sensor ring for engine speed sensing and the bearing arrangement in the dual mass flywheel (DMF) 415 0388 10 has been modified.

    July
    22
    2019

    Installation notice Release mechanism issues

    With the vehicles listed above the clutch pedal height and free play must be set correctly. If not problems may occur with either release bearing noise or clutch slip.

    April
    15
    2019

    Use of lubricants with release bearings

    Installation notice: Use of lubricants with release bearings

    March
    1
    2019