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Different Pinto clutch for EFi?


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As my engine and gearbox are out at the moment, I've been looking for any other jobs to do.   I decided to buy a new clutch kit, but I was faced with a choice of which engine type.  Mine is N4A, as it's the 2.0 EFi, but the closest I was offered by the auto factor was N4B, which is the lower powered one with a catalyst.

Now I'm unsure whether the clutch I already had one was the correct one anyway!  And which one to buy now.   Looking at my pic of the original donor clutch, which I binned, the central spring "fingers" are quite short, like the one here - https://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/car-parts/Ford/Sierra/2.0L/Petrol/National-Auto-Parts/Transmission/Clutch-Kits-and-Parts/CK9001/1/497.  Also, I notice that one has 4 large springs in the friction disc.   The pressure plate looks more like this "heavy duty" one - https://www.burtonpower.com/helix-hd-clutch-cover-ford-sohc-pinto-2-0-215mm-60-2851.html

Whereas my current clutch is more like this - https://www.burtonpower.com/luk-std-clutch-kit-ford-2-0-sohc-pinto-215mm-622017506.html - with longer "fingers" and 6 smaller springs in the friction disc.

I'm wondering, did I fit the wrong clutch?!  🤔  The non EFi engines only went up to 99hp, whereas my EFi has 114hp, so maybe it was supposed to have a heavier duty version??

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On 4/8/2021 at 9:11 PM, maca said:

Fitted a 3pc Valeo clutch to my 2 lt pinto injection, not had a problem with it.

Was about £90 back in 2016/2017.


That's exactly the same as my existing one!   Only thing is I bought it 2nd hand from eBay years ago and I don't know the history (the release bearing was new).   It's probably absolutely fine, it's just that the engine and gearbox are out due to a clunking noise when I raise the clutch to bite point after everything has warmed up.   I've had the gearbox rebuilt, I'm changing the spigot bearing in the end of the crank, so I thought why not a brand new clutch and release bearing to be definitely on the safe side!

I collected an LUK clutch kit today, for the injection engine.   It has the short spring "fingers" like the original and the Burton heavy duty one, so I'm very happy 😃😃

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