Volkswagen pressure plate for better holding power

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 12.05.2011

Volkswagen Pressure Plate: for Better Holding Power

In 1933, Adolf Hitler specifically asked Ferdinand Porsche a car that could carry about five people, cruise up to 62mph, return 33mg and costs only 1000 Reich Marks. And not to forget, it must be inexpensive. This also became an opportunity for Porsche to realize his idea of producing a small car. This is how the first Volkswagen (people’s car) was created. The first design was originally designated by Porsche as the Type 60 but it was later changed to V1. V2 was the convertible version, which was also requested by Hitler. By 1935, which was already way past the deadline, three cars were already produced including the VW3. And in 1936, these cars undergone rigorous testing to meet the standards that Hitler expected. Today, Volkswagen has reached the mark of becoming the largest automaker in Europe, still producing the Volkswagen quality that people across the globe has grown to love. Increased holding power and the ability to deal with increased heat are the highest advantages of a superior clutch system. The two primary improvements to be obtained from high-performance clutches The Volkswagen pressure plate is responsible for the holding power. At the same time, holding power can also be increased with greater spring tension but it would also add pedal pressure. The Volkswagen pressure plate is one of the three main friction components of your Volkswagen clutch system. Its main function is to to apply the clamp load to squeeze the clutch plate firmly between the pressure plate and the flywheel. The pressure plate, when coupled with clutch disc and flywheel, makes and breaks the flow of power from the engine to the transmission. The Volkswagen pressure plate contains a clutch plate, heavy release springs, sheet metal cover and release fingers. This subassembly bolts to the flywheel, with the clutch disc sandwiched in between. As of today, there are three main types of pressure plates available in the market. These types are the the long style, the Borg & Beck, and the diaphragm. The diaphragm, however, is the most common and believed to be the best best plate for street use. But it is important to note that all three types of pressure plates each offer different benefits and advantages. The Long style is famous for its three thin fingers that engage the release bearing. These fingers usually identify the long pressure plate and the pressure plate cover is a series of nine coil springs.The Borg & Beck style is almost the same as the Long style and in fact dubbed as the street version of the Long style pressure plate. But unlike the Long style, Borg & Beck style has wider three fingers that release plate pressure by compressing the coil springs found under the pressure plate “hat.” The Borg & Beck uses rollers inside the cover that are forced to the outside under centrifugal force to increase the plate load with rpm.The diaphragm pressure plate utilizes a large Bellville-style spring to load the pressure plate and this has interesting advantages of its on. First, it loads the pressure plate evenly since the pressure is equally applied to the entire plate assembly. Second, as the Bellville spring is compressed, it reaches a point where the pedal effort decreases when the spring over-centers therefore makes holding the clutch pedal in at a stoplight much easier than a coil spring type pressure plate. A broken Volkswagen pressure plate can cause different symptoms. One of which is clutch clatter that may be caused by a damaged pressure plate release lever. Clutch slippage is another cause of a broken pressure plate. Clutch drag, on the other hand, can be caused by damage pressure plate fingers. It is best to have your Volkswagen pressure plate checked by a professional mechanic every once in a while to prevent costly damages and repairs. Proper maintenance is still the best way to go.

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