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Fiesta MK6 Clutch's


Escort Singh

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My friends mate just recently purchased a Fiesta Zetec 1.4 16v.

 

...Long story short he got the internal atmoshere checked a month later after complaining of a dog S**T smell :D , yes he always check his shoes before entering the car 8o

 

With a special probe used to measure Isotopes of metals and UV rays for bacteria, discovered there were traces of Lead (Pb)!! The question is where was it coming from? ?(

 

He later Discovered it was under the bonnet:

 

1. Was it solder? NO ?(

 

2. Was it any of the engine components? YES

 

Answer, It was the clutch Plate :eek:

 

Yes FORD are not telling the public they're using Lead clutch's, it is very dangerous becasue it gives blood poisoning! :(

 

Should this go to Watchdog on BBC 1 by sending an undercover reporter to find out what material the Fiesta clutch's are made from?

 

We all expect them to be made of a friction compound, but Lead is serious :evil:

 

What's your opinion on this?

 

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I'm not saying its untrue but highly unlikely, lead is a really soft, dense metal and has a really low melting point. What use would that be in a clutch? I've done some research and found that Iron, copper, tin, aluminium and silicon are commonly used materials in clutch construction but no mention of lead. Lead is used as an alloying element in bearings though to make the bearing surface softer! The clutch is also in a sealed enviroment so no dust, water or grease can get to it so how would any lead dust if present get out and then into the passenger compartment?
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I'm not saying its untrue but highly unlikely, lead is a really soft, dense metal and has a really low melting point. What use would that be in a clutch? I've done some research and found that Iron, copper, tin, aluminium and silicon are commonly used materials in clutch construction but no mention of lead. Lead is used as an alloying element in bearings though to make the bearing surface softer! The clutch is also in a sealed enviroment so no dust, water or grease can get to it so how would any lead dust if present get out and then into the passenger compartment?

 

I was thinking along the same lines, Lead is too soft, it's probabily the bearings wearing out NOT the Friction plate,

 

I do apologise to everyone if i confused you all, i should consider doing my own research before jumping to conclusions obviously my supposedly mate's porbabily chatting S**T and smelling his own in the cockpit :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

 

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