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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby Dunmore » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm

The smell is a combination of what ever was on the drum/disk, the brake pad material and boiled brake fluid. I am sure in the right quantities it can cause cancer in white mice. But unless you bottle it for constant use in a breathing device it is unlikely to be harmful.

Unless it is a real old car whose brakes have not been done in the past 20 years- there is no chance of there being any asbestos in the air. Asbestos does not burn any way and the powder is tasteless and odorless.
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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby timeus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 pm

brake pads, which may be made from asbestos, metallic, carbon or ceramic materials depending on the make, model and application.
Not so harmful but you don't exactly want to snort hot brake dust.
It is the same stuff that gets your wheels dirty.
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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby Ekaitz » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:07 pm

breaks smell hmm sounds like maybe your calipers are not shutting down when they should or your power breaking and not letting off now and them , no idea , never hear of breaks smelling but once and it was the anti break system was not not functioning properly and the calipers were not opening and closing right.
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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby Kenyon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:08 pm

depends on the brake pad material

the brake pads used to be made out of asbestos but now it is a mixture of materials

what you will commonly find is either semi-metallic brake pads, which is made of some metallic element with some filler material or a ceramic pad material
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Postby Barlow » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:12 pm

It is the pad you smell , They dont ues asbestos anymore , but if you in fact do smell the brakes , You are getting them to hot and they wont stop ase they should .
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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby Uchdryd » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:14 pm

old man is right ... plus a cherry red drum or disc is going to burn up some bearing grease.
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When Hot Brakes Smells, What Is Actually Burning?

Postby andi » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:44 pm

if you smelling the brakes your calipers are sticking
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