lead content in these motors

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by spunout, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. spunout

    spunout Member

    i wash my hands just to be safe.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Well, it's an interesting question.

    And you're right; we could use a metallurgist to really sink our teeth into this.

    But let me take a stab or two at it.

    If there was very much lead in this alloy, wouldn't that make for a very soft, crummy steel? (but this stuff doesnt' seem to be all that hard and high-quality, either)

    And would there be so much of it "flaking" or wearing off to be a worry?

    I really don't know the answers to those questions. But I'll bet someone will come along who does.