Launch of Clutch set Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Engine
Finally in the bag, Valeo Clutch Specialist finally launches the S.A.T Clutch Set for Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel Part Number- 843656. The OES Cross Link for this part number is K68423117AA
Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel
The Jeep Compass was unveiled in India on 12 April 2017 and assembled in the FCA India Pune plant from 1 July 2017. In addition to manufacturing for the Indian market, Jeep also exports the Indian-made Compass to many right-hand drive markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, and Thailand. The India-spec model is available with two engine options - a 1.4-liter I4, turbocharged MultiAir petrol, and a 2.0-liter I4, turbocharged Multijet II diesel engine.
In 2017 Jeep sold about 10,000 Compasses in India from the day of release until the middle of December.
Valeo priced this clutch very aggressively as compared to OES and to gain immediate market share. Moreover, Valeo is the OE clutch supplier as Compared to other IAM players Valeo is far superior in quality and durability. The Quality of our product is tested, proven and validated in the market.
It is the right time for Valeo to launch the product for the IAM Market considering the vehicle parc of around 1,00,000 nos which is a considerable potential to tap the market.
Why is self Adjusting Technology required (S.A.T.)
A clutch is the interface between the engine and the gearbox, enabling the interruption of torque transfer for gear change. When the clutch is engaged, the full engine torque is transmitted to the gearbox input shaft. The clutch disc is located between the pressure plate of the cover and the flywheel. In the engaged position the two facings are squeezed between these two friction surfaces so that the facing on one side of the clutch disc is in contact with the flywheel friction surface and the facing on the other side is in contact with the cover pressure plate.
Despite different qualities and technologies, these facings are subject to wear over time. Due to the loss of thickness of the facings, the pressure plate moves towards the flywheel, and the diaphragm in contact with the pressure plate changes angle Accordingly.
The actuation force that needs to be applied to the cover via the clutch pedal increases. As a result the pedal effort for the driver becomes greater.
The same pedal effort can be maintained throughout the entire clutch life thanks to the Self Adjusting Technology (S.A.T.). The constant pedal effort is obtained by increasing the effective thickness of the pressure plate. Valeo has been producing S.A.T. clutches for car
manufacturers since the year 2000.
Main Advantages of S.A.T
- High Torque Capacity
- Compact and Robust Design
- Increased durability
- East to Fit
- Enhanced Clutch Life
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