Luk Clutches Are The Best-Review

Luk Clutches Are The Best-Review

Luk Clutches are the best, manufactured in Germany under stringent quality protocol and approved as OE by most major car brands, and exported worldwide. here is my Review of Luk Clutches.

Luk Clutches

Product Name:- Luk

Website:- https://www.schaeffler.com/

Origin:- Germany

Application:- Automotive

Endorsements:- AAA/OEM/VM&R.com

Overall Rating:- 96-100

My Rating:- 98-100

Availability:- Most Auto Part Stores

Price:- From ZAR 900.00


Overview

The Clutch System
Components Making Up The Clutch System

 A clutch is an essential vehicle component, enabling the changing of gears in a manual transmission. It allows the engine and gearbox to be disconnected from each other for the brief duration of gear changing, up or down.

Luk clutches are manufactured under stringent quality control protocol and uses the most updated modern technology coupled with ongoing research to stay ahead of the clutch manufacturing curve.

A 1 Year/20000 Kilometer Manufacturers Guarantee against defective materials is standard with Luk Clutches, it speaks volumes for their quality confidence.

See How A Clutch Works

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History

In 1946  brothers, Dr. Wilhelm Schaeffler and Dr.-Ing. E.h. Georg Schaeffler founded Industrie GmbH. The Company  is now known as the Schaeffler Group.

The company’s rise began in 1949 when Dr. George Schaeffler invented the needle roller bearing cage, which was swiftly followed by the large-scale production of INA needle roller bearings for the German automotive industry.

The Schaeffler brothers jointly founded Luk Lamellen und Kupplungsbau GmbH in Bühl in 1965. The company became the market’s technological leader with its very first innovative product, the diaphragm spring clutch. LuK is now one of the world’s biggest clutch manufacturers and drive train specialist.

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Pro’s

  • 1 Year/20000 Kilometers Guarantee
  • Highest Quality Raw Materials Used
  • Non Asbestos Friction Materials Used
  • OEM for most Leading Vehicle Brands
  • Matched Kits(3 components manufacture to work as one)
  • LuK introduces the diaphragm spring clutch in Europe, 1965
  • The LuK dual mass flywheel set new standards in the insulation of drive train noise 1985
  • Protective Packaging for Transport
  • Sealed Internal Packaging for Guaranteed piece of mind
  • Efficient Distribution Network
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Ease of Installation
  • Smooth and Light Operation

Con’s

  • No pilot tool supplied for certain models
  • More Costly than Competing Brands

My Personal Experience with Luk Clutches

I fitted many clutches in the past and still do today, the only brand I was ever exposed to was Luk, so when I could not source a Luk clutch for a client a short while back, I opted to use a competing brand, due to time constraints(could not wait for a Luk clutch kit to be delivered-2 days wait).

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I proceed to fit the competing brand of clutch, after installation, we could not select gears, I returned it in exchanged for  yet another competing brand, I ended up with a different set of problems, like sticky gear shift, grinding reverse gear, as my client had a deadline, I told him to use the vehicle as is, until the Luk clutch arrived, the next day I had to tow the vehicle back and arrange a rental vehicle for my customer.

Luk Clutches

We proceeded to fit the Luk clutch on arrival, 2 days later and the vehicles smooth and easy clutch operation was restored. The old parts originally removed had the Luk stamp on the Pressure Plate and Clutch Plate, Luk was the OEM supplier for that brand vehicle, the customer owned the vehicle since new.

Well a hard lesson learned which was never repeated ever again. I never claimed on  Luk clutches in over 30+ years of being an Auto Mechanic.

Final Opinion

When next you need to replace your vehicle’s clutch Assembly, use a Luk Matched Clutch Kit, you have to go a long way to find similar Quality and Durability.

I endorse Luk clutches, it may be more costly, but the Quality and Durability is Unmatched.

What is your opinion of Luk Clutches?, comment below, your feedback is always welcome.

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Until Next Time “Safe Motoring”

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Luk Clutches

900.00
9.8

OE Standards

9.8/10

High Speed Operation

9.8/10

Quality

9.8/10

Packaging

9.8/10

Availability

9.8/10

Pros

  • 1 Year/20000 Kilometers Guarantee
  • OEM for most Leading Vehicle Brands
  • Non Asbestos Friction Materials Used
  • Ease of Installation
  • Smooth and Light Operation

Cons

  • No pilot tool supplied for certain models
  • More Costly than Competing Brands

Gary De La Cruz

I have been 30+ years in the motor industry, still hands on, and have great passion for my chosen profession, I learn new things each day and believe that "if you enjoy your work, you never have to work a day in your life"I believe in honesty, integrity and helping where help is needed.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. OE Standards

    9.30

    High Speed Operation

    9.10

    Quality

    9.90

    Packaging

    8.30

    Availability

    9.40

    Hi Gary

    As someone who worked as a salesman of light and heavy duty clutches for a good period of time I absolutely 100% agree with your review. LUK clutch is definitely of a high quality and definitely one of the best out there.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you Guiseppe, for visiting my website and your insights on Luk clutches, your endorsement goes a long way to corroborate the outcome of this review, quality is one thing I recommend always, not just for clutches but all automotive replacement parts, it is how we save in the long run.
      All the best to you in 2018.
      Gary

  2. I am not much or a mechanic but I do always go for quality parts on my vehicles. Even though you listed the higher price as a “con,” that wouldn’t stop me from buying quality.

    Thank you for the review of Luk.

    1. Hi Rick
      Thanks for the visit to my website, and your insights, I agree, quality is a deciding factor when it comes to longevity of vehicle components, but sometimes we are cash strapped and urgently need to have repairs done, this is then when we tend to make the wrong decision, because the job will need to be done again later, costing even more, sometimes for consequential damage, so quality should prevail.
      All the best Rick

      Gary

  3. Sounds like a great product. I’m not mechanically inclined but I have friends who work on cars all the time. I’ll pass your info on to them. I can change spark plugs and oil but that’s about it, and I don’t even do that anymore. Looks like you know what you’re talking about though.

    1. Thanks for the comments and your insight Grant, well I will not attempt to do my Company’s Accounting, so I guess it is each man to his trade, but being informed about procedures and quality of parts means knowledge and that is half the battle, at least you will know what your mechanic is talking about.
      All the best Grant and thanks once again

      Gary

  4. Thanks for this in-depth review of the best Clutches. I just got my car license not long ago and a lot of things about cars are still new to me. So I learnt something new from you review here. Thanks for the valuable information 🙂

    1. Hi Jerry thanks for your input and comments, I wish you all the best now that you have your license, try to gain as much knowledge as you can about basic vehicle maintenance it will save you lots of money in the future, pop in from time to time here is loads of useful info pertaining to vehicle maintenance, and it is free.
      Thanks once again, all the best
      Gary

  5. Hello and thanks for sharing although I don’t drive standard shift even though one day God’s will I will. I use to drive standard shift many years ago but now it is all automatic. These clutches that you are reviewing is really great. It is always good to use quality parts and this is quality. thanks so much again.

    1. Thank you Norman, I try to educate all out there and attempt to prevent them falling into the unsavory pit of spending on the wrong quality, as it just comes back at them and the spending never ends.
      I always believed in buying quality from the offset and spending once off, it really saves in the long run.
      All the best
      Gary

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