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Old 07-19-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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Rust proofing module

Does anybody else have this in there MK3. It is dealer installed and guaranteed for 10 years?


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Old 07-19-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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What is it's purpose? Some type of electrical current producer to prevent corrosion?

Ok, just did a little research on those and for the most part they seem a little deceptive while beinvt a big money maker for the dealerships. They seem a little hokey to actually work like they would on a boat.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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I was told that it does send a charge to the metal to prevent rust. They no longer drill holes or spray.
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Of course they told you that but for something like that to work you need a lot of current and some sort of sacrificial metal to absorb corrosion. It's kinda hard to find proof they really work and if you wash and wax your car regularly then you shouldn't have any issues anyway.
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Does anybody else have this in there MK3. It is dealer installed and guaranteed for 10 years?
"There is a major scientific flaw in these "Corrosion Modules". In any system where corrosion is prevented, anodes are consumed. The exact amount of metal ions that are prevented from corroding in the structure must be consumed from the anodes. As these modules do not have large anodes that need to be replaced, they are not actually doing anything. Running a current through a metal does not prevent corrosion, if it did your cars existing common ground system would be all of the corrosion prevention you need. In fact, electrically, these modules are identical to your tail lights, if you were to run the negative lead from the light to the frame."

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So that junk is still around....

Saw one installed years ago, it managed to "sacrifice" the area it was bolted to, while not helping the rest of the car at all.
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The only silver lining is that I did not pay for it. They threw it in to close the deal. If anyone can suggest something different I will remove it and try that. Thanks for all the advice and research. I really would feel stupid if I paid for it.
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The only silver lining is that I did not pay for it. They threw it in to close the deal. If anyone can suggest something different I will remove it and try that. Thanks for all the advice and research. I really would feel stupid if I paid for it.
If they offer a warranty with it... why not keep it ? I mean, you never know what can happen to your car and they may need to fix it...
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My mother had one once on her Crown Victoria. Didn't work.
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If these devices actually worked, just about every aircraft manufacturer would use them, as aircraft engineers love anything that prevents corrosion. I've never seen an aircraft that has anything remotely similar.
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