Asbestos in The Great Wall..??

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 15:20
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It seems 25000 Chinese cars sold in Oz are to be recalled for using asbestos in exhaust gaskets. That would seem to be a clear indication that inspections of Aust.
standards are fairly casual, but I suppose non asbestos gaskets "look" the same.
Apparently asbestos has been a no no since 04 ,but was widely used prior to that &
auto tecnicians were supposedly taught the correct way to handle them. I doubt
the current gaskets will cause any undue health issues, as exhausts dont seem to be
the hopeless articles of past times, due to decent steel & better construction methods.
Strangley enough, even the doomdsayers of Chinese auto quality have gone quiet of
late....sales targets have been exceeded & the roads dont appear to be littered with
dead Great Walls etc...but I can still hear the laughter when Honda first had cars in
Oz too..:))))). I'm not about to buy one, but it"s all interesting..isnt it?
cheers....oldbaz.

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Reply By: Roughasguts - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 15:28

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 15:28
Yeah I won't be buying one either.....
But I just bought the wife a brand new Kia ..... 5 year unlimited Km warranty a fairly decent car for the price! apart from a little noisy, engine wise, and road noise, reverse gear. So maybe one day you never know.
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 18:40

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 18:40
G'day Oldbazz

Just sold my 2004 Rodeo with 220,000 k's on the clock and it still had the original disc pads on the front. Spoke to my mechanic about it and he said that they were the last of the pads with asbestos in them that's why they lasted so long. Chinese cars are getting better by the day and it won't be long before many of us will be driving them - but at this stage the only chinese things I will buy are dim sims and spring rolls !

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 19:28

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 19:28
Gday Gazz
Sorry old son but dim sims are an Australin invention , made by Kylie Kwong's grand father.

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:17

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:17
Hey Muzbry

That's the second time you've informed me about dim sims not being chinese on this website ! So I thought I would do some research and the 2 most common answers I found were that the dim sim was invented by "Chinese chef" William Wing Young in 1945 for his restaurant in Melbourne ! The second and more common answer is that the dim sim was invented by once again "Chinese gold miner's" in Bendigo as early as the 1880's ! So - whilst they were IN Australia when they were invented they were invented BY CHINESE and I'm sticking to that !!

Hope you go well at your next trivia night

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:21

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:21
You got me there Gaz .

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:30

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:30
No worries Muzbry

Howz things over your side of the country ?

Been behaving yourself ?


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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 21:43

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 21:43
Gday Gaz
Not bad weather wise, but I haven't been all there for a while now. To many things have caught up with me and now I am paying for it . Not enough sleep , along with self inflicted abuse over a very long period of time . I realy thought that i could carry on as an 18 year old ,but i am led to believe that i cant. O well, such is life . I must go out in the bush again soon and pacify my inner self. Lil Wes and a few of us are going up the the low high country in a couple of weeks to drive through melting snow filled rivers . I just hope i dont have to swim out.
You did ask Gaz. Have a nice night.


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Reply By: SDG - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:33

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 20:33
Apparently the Chery is also affected.
I called into the local dealer to enquire to inquire about my parents one which they tow behind the campervan. He said that any vehicle parts made after 2002/3 is not allowed any asbestos. This manifold gasket has about 0.1% in it. My vehicle which is a 96 Patrol has asbestos in the gasket.
Apparently Australia is the only country that has this ruling.
It is also a voluntery recall.

On another note, Dad was telling me after having the car bouncing around on the trailer, he needs to bleed the brakes. He will be getting this looked at when they get home.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 18:35

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 18:35
If you just look at the paint job you would never look further into the cheap and nasty Chinese junk it is!! Michael


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