ground wire from body to top of clutch/tranny

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burpod

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i am going to PERSONALLY report this to the startrek forum. certain things should just not be revealed to the general public. it was a secret for so long, but alas :(
 

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I don't even want to comment anymore. All I will say is I went into his shop and asked him about my stiff shifting, then the conversation drifted into this direction when I mentioned to him as a friend to friend talk that VW has an apparent lifetime fill. He then told me everything I told you about how no coolant is a lifetime fill, and the idea of static discharge popped into his head and he explained a little without me encouraging him to. My father is a mechanic as well and he told me to ask my dad about the old Pontiac trans ams having issues shifting w.e due to static charges not grounding properly. I honestly never expected such dramatic responses from you guys, we talked as a friend to friend. At this time we talked, we talked before I dont see why he would try pulling my leg like this if its seriously bull**** completely. It wasn't like he was trying to sell me coolant or do the flush for me.
 

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i am going to PERSONALLY report this to the startrek forum. certain things should just not be revealed to the general public. it was a secret for so long, but alas :(
I am having this thread deleted. Might as well keep the class entertained while you still can. :p
 

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Coolant needs to be swapped out because it does break down over time anyway, it's getting hot then cold then hot then clod constantly as well as any sort of corrosion that might be getting cleaned out as it cycles so the theory about static doesn't make any sense.

When I said about static in older cars I was being serious, there was an issue with the type of materials between the driver and the car seats caused the driver to build up static so he/she got a shock when stepping out, that's what those strips that hung down were for.
 

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TDIPWR33,

What this forum is all about has **wooooosh* completely flown right over your head. Folks here are very respectful of one another, helpful and giving of their knowledge, and in some cases, time and parts too. You'd be hard pressed to find anything like this forum ANYWHERE- period. Also notice there are no stupid pop-up ads up in your grill, there is a reason for that. The owner of this site wants it that way, we like it that way and want it to stay that way. Everyone has to bring something to the table.

I've read your other posts in this forum section and it's as if you walked into a restaurant with a lit cigar, sat down and demanded to be served before everyone else. So of course everyone seated will stop and cast their scorn your way. You don't get it. You are welcomed to stay, but for your sake you gotta figure it out. Assimilate, see how we do things around here. Help will always come to those that can help themselves.
 

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The cables that drag on the ground from cars in the past was due to the materials the seats were made of and the awful clothes we wore, the two together caused the driver to become loaded with static and get a shock as he stepped out the car.

But now we've all moved on to better fibres the issue just isn't there.


Now when it comes to taking the piss, we're merely pointing out your tranny guy is nuts, it's nothing personal against you :D
I still get shocked when I slide out of my Jetta if the humidity is low enough.
 

burpod

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I don't even want to comment anymore. All I will say is I went into his shop and asked him about my stiff shifting, then the conversation drifted into this direction when I mentioned to him as a friend to friend talk that VW has an apparent lifetime fill. He then told me everything I told you about how no coolant is a lifetime fill, and the idea of static discharge popped into his head and he explained a little without me encouraging him to. My father is a mechanic as well and he told me to ask my dad about the old Pontiac trans ams having issues shifting w.e due to static charges not grounding properly. I honestly never expected such dramatic responses from you guys, we talked as a friend to friend. At this time we talked, we talked before I dont see why he would try pulling my leg like this if its seriously bull**** completely. It wasn't like he was trying to sell me coolant or do the flush for me.
well, i'm truly sorry you are that gullible. joe dirt was a pretty funny movie, but it was also a movie
 

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I believe what you said about that is educational to know, I guess he thought he was right and fooled me while he was at it. Maybe the cars he talked about had some sort of ground issue that caused issues then, anyways w.e Maybe he thought he was right, maybe he was just trying to spin me around a bit. I never herd anyone say that, that's why I was surprised. He did try to convince me to what he was saying was right, because I looked confused when he brought up the topic. He just said as the motor spins it creats a buildup of static electricity and that has to go somewhere. etc. the wire should be bigger, w.e maybe he had one to many that day? anyways a lot of negative feedback has came of this that's why I told the admin to delete it whenever he gets onto the computer
 

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TDIPWR33,

What this forum is all about has **wooooosh* completely flown right over your head. Folks here are very respectful of one another, helpful and giving of their knowledge, and in some cases, time and parts too. You'd be hard pressed to find anything like this forum ANYWHERE- period. Also notice there are no stupid pop-up ads up in your grill, there is a reason for that. The owner of this site wants it that way, we like it that way and want it to stay that way. Everyone has to bring something to the table.

I've read your other posts in this forum section and it's as if you walked into a restaurant with a lit cigar, sat down and demanded to be served before everyone else. So of course everyone seated will stop and cast their scorn your way. You don't get it. You are welcomed to stay, but for your sake you gotta figure it out. Assimilate, see how we do things around here. Help will always come to those that can help themselves.
I already called it before this post. Dumb analogy, you get what you look for so stop looking at things like that. I have already tried to help others more then I have been helped. I want to help, everyone signs up to this forum with a question to begin with what do you think the forums are for help. camon man, stop trying to make me look bad you think your slick but I call bs the second I see it.
 

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well, i'm truly sorry you are that gullible. joe dirt was a pretty funny movie, but it was also a movie

In my opinion I think your a retard, what have you contributed to this thread besides stupid remarks. Huh, I call b.s the second I experience it over the internet, in person anytime anywhere. Why do you think I am defending myself on the way I felt when talking to my tranny guy, its because im very good at calling someone out on crap. He seriously believed what he was telling me was correct, and he is a competent person. Someone you should trust with their mechanic input. He did a good job at trying to fool me for....no reason at all.... or maybe he has been mislead or experienced something in his past that makes him believe this.
 

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I don't say that everyone here is disrespectful either, you guys have helped a lot. I just didn't expect this thread to be the laughing stock of the forum. Ovcourse you would be mad if it happened to you like I'm frustrated. Its also hard to get your tone across, and meaning the way you would like someone to understand it. Just like texting, ohhh do I hate texting. I was told by lets say a completely honest guy that this is something to be aware of (coolant lettings go because of static discharge) so I felt like ok maybe he experienced issues with bad grounds or some crap before. Did I take it to heart, defiantly not. I just wanted a quick 2 cents on your opinion because here we share concerns as much as fixes for issues.
 

burpod

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i was hoping you might realize you're "tranny guy" was a retard, not both of you :0 look. if you can make it to my place in you're own vehicle with or without statis discharge ruing the coolant, you're welcome to drive my mk1 :) - only under strict supervision!
 

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didn't need myself as a member to be downgraded.... I might shoot an email to prestone and see if static discharge has anything to do with the coolant life. Maybe the guy got side tracked when he started to say the cable should be upgraded. Maybe my cable looks bad, who knows I have to find it and see if its not frayed.
 

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for fun I will contact prestone and stick around maybe long enough to tell you what they say
 

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In my opinion I think you are a genius, what have you contributed to this thread besides obvious points
Fixed it for you :) burpod is one of the most knowledgeable guys around here who only helps, helps and well.... helps people! He is a great guy and only will contribute remarks like this if he thinks the thread is funny. Read his other posts and you will see what I am talking about, brother.
 

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remember I am very mechanically inclined and have relatives who are diesel mechanics, I am very particular with things and have experienced rebuilding motors, engineering my own smaller engines and what not I am pretty competent myself. When burpod can engineer his own motors and rebuild them bottom up understanding service manuals and checking squish between piston to valve clearences, camshaft timing positioning, high compression pistons, drive belt tensions, alignments, alternator rebuilding, amp outputs, sterio installations, rebuild 350 GMC trucks by inspecting the head, measuring with micrometeres, grinding 5 angle seats into the head at different angles then maybe his fans at startrack will give him the strength to confront me and maybe we can have a decent talk
 

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I will contact prestone and you can see for yourselves that I was right bringing upon facts from another dude
 

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I don't have to read other posts of burpod because its how he is here with me. If someone is nice to one guy and not the other, that means hey he is a nice guy? So far he is adding fuel to the fire and that's not a positive environment for forums.
 

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This is just too fun, I sincerely hope you stick around kid, this place has been a little dead lately and it's good to have someone to liven it up. You have a lot to learn about TDIs but I think you'll be alright.
 

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read up and enjoy, not quite static discharge but its probably what he meant. I took a glance and it looks like the stuff you should read. I will be honest here I don't have much experience with diesels until I owned one, and started reading how to's and what people say. I have sued vag com and have watched so called techs work away and its nothing I cant do. Its a motor very basic, try repairing a jet engine
 

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anyways I do get the picture that maybe what he is saying is something nobody worries about. It does somewhat make sense though. Motors do create static. The link I sent in might explain some other stuff I don't know, I just looked at it quickly so don't be too quick to rip on me if its irrelevant. Anyways I am off to work, hopefully they just end this thread because for me its too much for you a little spice. Goodnight, thanks to the ones who tried to keep there cool, and were not flat out rude
 

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How on earth can G12 continue to be re-used between timing belt changes, for hundreds of thousands of miles, without issue?
 

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Static discharge has nothing to do with electrolysis.

Having experience working on cars doesn't make you a scientist or engineer. Usually you have to do go to school for that. At least I did.
 

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Static discharge has nothing to do with electrolysis.

Having experience working on cars doesn't make you a scientist or engineer. Usually you have to do go to school for that. At least I did.
Butmechanics these days don't care about school only if you know how to work. Anyways I'm done here I brought up a point from another person all you nice people can chim in instead you set me off on my way. No more posts here bye bye
 
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