Flywheel Wear & Tear
Transferring the power from the engine to the clutch as well as balancing the engine as the crankshaft spins many thousands of revolutions per minute. Therefore, your flywheel must be perfectly flat as it meets the clutch or problems will start to arise such as transmission vibration or clutch damage.
Signs your flywheel may need to be machined include glazing or discolouration, uneven wear or ‘cupping’. Flywheel glazing or discolouration are common minor wear and tear signs but may prevent the flywheel from meeting the clutch smoothly.
‘Cupping’ results from the interior surface of the flywheel being worn down by constant contact with the clutch, whilst uneven wear may indicate misalignment between parts. Our technicians at Better Brakes can advise you on whether flywheel machining is suitable or not for your flywheels saving you money from costly flywheel replacements. Cracked flywheels are very unsafe and should not be machined, instead they must be replaced immediately.
Flywheel machining requires specialised equipment and trained technicians. Improper resurfacing can actually cause more damage putting your safety at risk. Our experienced technicians at Better Brakes will inspect your flywheel for cracks or for severe wear on your flywheel to see if replacement is advised. If your flywheel can be machined our technicians will carry out this process complying with manufacturer’s specifications using precision equipment to guarantee the flywheel is perfectly flat