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What does the flywheel do in a small engine?
Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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Beside this, what is the purpose of a flywheel in an engine?
A flywheel is a rotating mechanical device that is used to store rotational energy. - Providing continuous energy when the energy source is discontinuous. For example, flywheels are used in reciprocating engines because the energy source, torque from the engine, is intermittent.
Beside above, what is the flywheel connected to? The flywheel is connected directly to the clutch, allowing torque to transfer between the transmission and the engine. The flywheel can provide a friction surface for the clutch to contact.
Also to know, what happens when a flywheel goes bad?
This can be attributed to a bad flywheel, which causes plate grinding, amplified friction, and oil contamination. When these things happen, the inner machinery of the flywheel is prone to gear slippage. A soft pedal and/or delay in engagement after the clutch releases are the most recognizable signs of gear slippage.
What does a bad flywheel sound like?
You may start to experience grinding noises from the pressure plate and eventually, the flywheel other parts in the clutch assembly will overheat and cause them to warp or even crack. A slight delay in clutch engagement or soft clutch pedal are signs of slipping gears.