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Anyone know what this is?

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:12 pm

Excuse the dirty engine bay
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I dont think its from factory as it is connected directly to the battery from outside the main loom, similar way you would connect an amp cable or such.
it read 'computerized electronic corrosion Inf....'

Any Ideas? could this be the key to 2-stepping my throaty N/A? :lolhit:
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:54 pm

It's an after market "corrosion inhibitor".They allegedly stop your car from rusting.
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Yup
Exactly what it is.
To be honest i think its a great example of "snake oil "

Im willing to place bets your car has got rust in it already.
You could safely disconnect this device.
They usually retail for a few hundred $$ and the more expensive ones are over a grand to buy.
Aprently they work by placing an electronic charge they the chassis of the car and this scares away the water from nooks and cranies and stops rust.

Mmmmm

Doubt it.

Look after your car and clean and wash regular and any small scratches etc get them sorted out asap by a pro eg "touch up guys" or similar and dont waste your money on one of these units

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Mooman » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:17 am

It's all about chemistry.

Rust is made up of Iron Oxide (FeO). Oxygen (O) atoms are negatively charged and Iron (Fe) are positive so the idea behind the inhibitor is to provide negatively charged electrons to the iron molecules so that they don't bond with oxygen and form rust.

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:47 am

The theory behind them is great

Pitty tbey dont work in reality

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby jjb » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 am

Yeah, rust protection device.. Won't do your car any harm (that I know of)

But, keep it on and it's a good 'feature' to spruke if/ when you try to sell your car :lol:

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby lancerdarryl » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:57 am

bumblebee wrote:The theory behind them is great

Pitty tbey dont work in reality

Yep they’re right up there with Energy Polarisers
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:37 am

Damn... my car was a hail write off in QLD about 6ish years ago. Guess it confirms rust is there...
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Modifications:
De-Res Then a 2.5" Dual Exit X-Force Axle back Exhaust
18" King Rims
Ralliart Snorkel
LED No. Plate lights and interior
*insert further useless modifications to make it seem like i'm good at this*

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:52 am

lancerdarryl wrote:
bumblebee wrote:The theory behind them is great

Pitty tbey dont work in reality

Yep they’re right up there with Energy Polarisers


If my memory serves me right those were the magnets inside a res case that got attached anywhere along the fuel line.
Some people said they wored great others reported no difference.
Lol


The other odd one is the "hiclone"
I have lost count of the diesel owners from holden who swear by them and toyota diesel owners reckon they are rubbish

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Skrallex » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:43 pm

My car had the exact same thing on it when I bought it, except it appeared to be broken/dead, it didn't do anything when I pressed that little button. Just removed it the other day and now theres just a patch of glue or whatever the hell they used to stick it on :S

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:30 pm

To remove glue is easy.
Eucalyptus oil for the win.
Get it at a chemist
Wont damage your paint either

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Lancer1993 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:27 pm

Skrallex wrote:My car had the exact same thing on it when I bought it, except it appeared to be broken/dead, it didn't do anything when I pressed that little button. Just removed it the other day and now theres just a patch of glue or whatever the hell they used to stick it on :S

Has the car started rusting now?
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:37 am

Lancer1993 wrote:Has the car started rusting now?


Nah mate
Its to scared to rust incase someone decides to put the rust inhibitor back on

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Skrallex » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:35 pm

That's it, I've beaten the rust into submission and now it doesn't spread for fear of being shackled once more.

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Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby bumblebee » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:50 pm

And dont forget to add the dual battery system to the vehicle to keep it all power up
Dont want to not have enough power to start the car
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