ground wire from body to top of clutch/tranny

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Seatman

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See now, this is a thread for legalising some drugs, don't see many stoned people arguing, just getting confused and going off on one lol
 

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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

Buttmechanic = Proctology = The perfect profession for someone whose OCD manifests as obsessive hand washing. Yes, you have to go to school for it.... :D

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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
But..... the party just started :(

 
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... I joined too late. :( I missed it all.

I don't think I have ever heard of static energy issues inside of coolant, if this were true.. could we harness this back in to the battery someway? Do away with the alternator maybe??
 

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Boy did this take an abrupt left turn...
when the motor is spinning, you creat a static discharge which gets let out into the coolant hence the reason why coolant is NEVER a lifetime fill. The static discharge let off by the engine has to go somewhere hence the ground wire I stated connects the motor/tranny to the chassis/unibody of the car. Now if you modify your car to rev faster then before, a larger wire maybe 0 gauge vs 4 gauge is what I have been told is required/recommended. That's why I ask if you guys know anything about this or why my licensed transmission guy/mechanic mentioned this to me. I also stated that the connection look a little corroded so a good start would be to clean up the connections for a better ground contact :confused:
To put it very simply and bluntly, you've had smoke blown up your ass by someone who saw you as either:
A- a potential source of a laugh for the day;
B- a source of additional income, for work that isn't necessary; or
C- a target for abuse.

I'm an FAA-licensed Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. I've been working on helicopters since 1993, both military and civilian. Helicopters are well-known generators of static electricity, due to the nature of their rotor systems moving through the air at high speeds. While I was in the Marine Corps, I worked and flew on the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has been documented to generate over 25,000 volts of static electricity through it's 79ft diameter, 7-bladed main rotor system.

Look closely at the following picture. That stainless steel wire, touching the ground, between the two tires? That's where that 25kV+ of static electricity goes to ground on the CH-53E helicopter. Note how small it is (1/8" diameter, to be precise)...



- Your TDI WILL NEVER generate as much static electricity as a full-scale helicopter of ANY size.
- You don't need a bigger grounding cable between your engine and body because of static electricity.
- You may need a new grounding cable due to corrosion issues.
 

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This is why this forum is so great, you get folks from all walks of life that have all manner of specialized training/experience, high levels of education and most importantly: real answers. win-win!
 

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Ok I get it 100% thanks for the input from a real professional. The guy said what he said and misguided me into thinking something is up. Maybe it was a myth he herd about w.e thanks guys sorry for getting so defensive, all I wanted was some good inputs and not what ended up happening. :)
 
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8v-of-fury

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Ok w.e.

Like, can you maybe like, talk to the guy and get a confirmation so that we can like, get closure or w.e?
 

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Dude, stop wasting your time trying to get one over on a whole forum. I don't agree with the way you were jumped on in the first page but the following pages don make me feel bad for you. Just let it be it's just a forum, and everyone is being honest and just having fun with you now. Upgrade your ground wire and report back to us.
 

TDIPWR33

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the thread is still up, where are the moderators and admins that should have closed this thread a long time ago?
 

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I believe they may be waiting silently in the wings for you to hear back from Prestone and post up their response to you inquiry.
 

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Hopefully JarheadBoom was given a proper thank you. He single-handedly owned this thread.
 

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It was a good explanation that's for sure. I did mention above that I thank him for a real professional opinion. It was good.
 

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If I knew where this ground wire was I would inspect it at least. As for if the static discharge effects the coolant I haven't asked. I am sure if there is a ground wire, the static will go through the wire to the ground and not transfer through the coolant. Thanks for other inputs here that cleared things up, I think seatman mentioned in the old days due to the fabric of clothes people has a wire from their seats to the ground to dissipate electricity.
 

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the thread is still up, where are the moderators and admins that should have closed this thread a long time ago?
This is the first time you've requested that the thread be closed. Done.
 
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