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A **flywheel** provides mass for rotational inertia to keep the engine in motion

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Use of electronics in 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine

The picture is taken from here. Are there any electronics in this 49cc 2 stroke dirt bike engine. Are electronics responsible for the ignition timing of spark plug? Or, is the flywheel (that has ...
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2016 Nissan Versa SV flywheel

Is the flywheel on a 2016 Nissan Versa SV part of the transmission? Is the gear shifter part of the transmission? Is it common for these parts to be excluded from the warranty on the transmission?
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Removing the flywheel of a portable generator

This is a portable generator: I want to disassemble the flywheel by first removing that nut. I tried the method which involves trapping the piston at its top dead center and turning the nut clockwise....
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Grinding noise on startup 2010 Honda Fit

2010 Honda Fit, Manual Transmission. 84,000 miles On cold starts (the weather is also cold here if that is important) there's this prolonged noise after the noise of the engine turning over that's ...
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Flywheel timing

I pulled the flywheel off my 4 cylinder diesel without checking any timing marks, I've since learned I probably should have. It's in the shop being machined right now (for new clutch), but I'm ...
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clutch flywheel [closed]

i am looking for a clutch flywheel for a ford fusion, the ford part is out of my price range and was looking for an after market part priced more reasonable and can not find anything.it is an 8E5Z-...
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Does the flywheel really complete 33 revolutions per second when the engine is set to 2,000 RPM?

My car's RPM meter says x1,000 for each notch, therefore when set to 2 this implies 2,000 RPM. I can't visualise an engine's flywheel turning 33 times per second when the car is set to 2,000 RPM - it ...
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Can forcing into gear with the engine off cause damage to the pressure friction plate, flywheel or cause the clutch to burn out?

In November 2019 a new drive train was fitted. I was not advised that a new clutch was needed. The car is 4 years old and has done 87000. Just over a week ago I broke down. I couldn't get the car ...
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Why doesn't a car move when in neutral?

Handbrake is off all this time. I read/heard that while in complete stop or idle, when car is in neutral, there is RPM around 800 RPM. Does that mean the flywheel (which is connected to the engine) ...
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How to stop flywheel from spinning without special tools?

How do I stop the flywheel from spinning while torquing the bolts? My repair manual says I should buy a special tool to do it, but I don't want to buy an expensive tool that I'll rarely use. Is there ...
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Once the clutch fully expired does it affect the fly wheel

Vehicle partially submerged in a drive in beach and clutch completely exhausted, does it harm the fly wheel?
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Lighten flywheel to increase top speed?

i have an old gasoline fueled skiff that only makes 3-4 knots. I find this to be strange since the engine is rated at 10-12 horsepower. It isn't that heavy and i figure it should be able to do more. ...
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Did I damaged my engine trying to remove the flywheel nut with resistance on the pto coupler?

I was trying to remove the flywheel nut while providing resistance to the pto coupler, now if I spin the flywheel and provide resistance to the coupler the coupler remains in place while the flywheel (...
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What does it mean to "chirp" a gear?

In this clutch / flywheel replacement guide, during the test drive, the driver says "I just chirped second gear! This car has never chirped second gear.". I do hear the quick "chirp" sound as he ...
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Optimal clutch engagement speed at wide open throttle

While pretending I was a race car driver this morning, a question occurred to me: When you engage the clutch quickly while up-shifting at wide open throttle (i.e. accelerating as fast as possible and ...
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Clutch problems

I have a Seat Leon 1.9TDI with about 53k miles on it. While driving one day I started noticing that when I press the clutch pedal down and then release it, it starts to get stuck on the way back up. ...
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HELLS BELLS! Auto part shop sold me wrong parts/mechanic installed them. What are consequences?

Backstory as follows: My car, which I call 'Liebchen', is a 1992 1.8 5 gear stick shift VW Golf with abut 110,000 original miles on her. Last November I replaced the clutch, flywheel, distributor cap/...
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Effects of the flywheel having broken teeth, Toyota Camry

It seems like my car no longer moves as quickly or as easily when it is in 3rd gear. I suspect the flywheel, hence the question: What does the flywheel effect if it has missing teeth? I have done a ...
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2003 Honda CRV grinding noise from starter - possible flywheel damage?

I have a 2003 Honda CRV and my starter started skipping or slipping. It was making a horrible grinding sound, so I bought a new one and installed it only to have it do the same thing. The grinding ...
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What H means in flywheel dimensions?

I'm looking at a flywheels catalog, the dimensions are like the following: 124T×4H×11mm I think, T are the number of teeth, the latest number should with the teeth ring width? What the H stands for?
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What are the differences between a dual mass flywheel and a standard flywheel?

Recently in chat, a discussion arose about a dual mass flywheel. I am blissfully ignorant regarding how a dual mass flywheel actually functions and what the delta is between a dual mass flywheel and ...
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How to manually turn the flex plate on an Automatic Transmission

So, I've been having trouble starting my 02 - Diesel Excursion 4WD (7.3 PSD with 4R100 tranny). I get the squealing/grinding sound of a starter/flexplate with missing teeth. I replaced the starter ...
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Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues

This great question discusses the disadvantages of a lighter flywheel: More twitchy to drive Shorter window of opportunity to complete gear changes Possible stalling at low RPM It seems to me that ...
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What are the benefits of a lightweight flywheel and why aren't they lightweight already?

This previous question explains what a flywheel does and why it is needed. That explanation means that the flywheel needs a certain amount of mass to do its job. However, an "upgrade" for many cars (...
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Why is a flywheel important to a car? [duplicate]

I know that a flywheel is used to provide inertia. Do motorcycles have them? If not, why don't they have it?
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What exactly is a clutch?

I found out recently that the flywheel, driven by the crankshaft, is connected to (or part of) the clutch. I have a basic understanding of what a clutch does due to the fact that I know how to drive a ...
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What does a flywheel do and what is it connected to?

I understand roughly how an engine works and that there is a crankshaft which is able to turn the flywheel using internal combustion. I have just realised that I have got absolutely no idea how the ...
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