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Old 09-18-2004, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My question is the other day I was looking around under my hood. I found a little black box that says "Rust Evader" on it and it has a little led light that blinks red and green. Most of the time it blinks green though. What I am wondering is if anyone else has this and if so what in the holy hell does it do. Thanks in advance.
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I have no clue... Pics and maybe we can help you.
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Old 09-18-2004, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have no clue... Pics and maybe we can help you.
I have no way to get pics up, but I just looked it up and it appears to be a scam in which people recieved refunds for their purchases. According to what I have read it is a unit that pulls and electric charge from your battery and sends it throughout the car to any place wear corrosion and rust could develop. This little unit costs anywhere from $100 to $600 depending on where it was purchased. I am just wondering if I should have it removed from my vehicle before it does any damage or is it fine where it sits.
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From what I understand..... like you said.. send a electric pulse through certain parts... preventing it from rusting... this is true.. but only in certain conditions... like underwater... it doesnt exactly work though... this link explains a little... and pretty much tells the story of this companys false advertising history. If its not from the factory.. I'd look at taking it off....

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Thanks man I am definitely going to look into having this removed. BEfore I do that though I am also going to have it checked out thoroughly by BMW and my personal mech to see if there was any damage caused to the car from this device. Once again, thanks for the info.
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hey,I don't think you should worry about it too much,as far as I know these device's are fine to use in a car and although there are lots of differant brands most of them do work! so stress less and enjoy the ride.
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