Re: Powerlock Diff Question
I think they work like this:
The lions share of the locking torque come from the spider gears trying to
push themselves apart when they are transmitting torque and consequently
load the clutches. The more torque, the more locking; so when you are going
up that mountain road and poke that V12 a bit the inside tire will tend to
chirp and hop a bit more than if you were coasting thru a corner. However,
they need some pre-load. Take the case where one wheel is on glare ice; if
there is no initial load the clutches would not lock up (unless you give it
a little parking brake). So there are springs, or in your case, a curved
disk, to provide this.
I thought friction modifiers increased the friction on the disks, not the
other way around, but I'm not sure.
"stuart adair" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Now does that mean that everything Don has said is accurate - Or are we
> missing something ?
> "Blake Dodson" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Ta da! =)