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Does an FV432 contain asbestos?

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Might be a silly question but I was reading recently that pre-1970 vehicles used to use asbestos for heating and insulation etc. Does anyone know if FV432s contain asbestos?

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I would have thought so in the brake bands and heat shield materials.

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Asbestos is generally safe if you don't disturb it.  The brake bands are definitely asbestos but you're unlikely to come into contact with it.

Andy

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The brake bands are operating in an oil filled gearbox so any asbestos dust is trapped in the oil and cannot be breathed in, even when you change the oil. I suppose if you burned the waste oil it would be possible for the asbestos to get into the atmosphere so best not to do that ! In the real world you are much more likely to squash yourself playing with 432s so I don't see anyone getting asbestosis from a 432. And I did have a good friend who died from it so I do take it seriously.

David

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On 12/27/2019 at 9:51 AM, Deathwing said:

Thanks again! On a side question, do you know any motor insurance insurers for FV432s?

Any of the existing MV insurers such as Adrian Flux, Cherished etc ...

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