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Replacing Fresh Water Strap

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Post by ClareWild88 Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:52 pm

Hi,
My VW Clubman GL fresh water tank needs a new strap as the old one is rusty and apparently dangerous to drive with if the tank is filled.
Does anyone have any advice about which strap I need to buy and what the easiest way to replace it would be?

Thanks 
Clare


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Post by PLOUGHLIN Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:36 pm

You might find something from Caktanks, item UTMK or UTS here?

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Post by ClareWild88 Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:39 pm

Thanks Peter,
Will give it a look.  smile!
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Post by KMRTOPAZ Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:20 pm

if you do this yourself, put the new strap(s) in place loosely before removing the rusty straps.
You will need to get underneath to do this.  I doubt it would take a garage mechanic more than half an hour to fit.  That would be my choice.,
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Post by George Collings Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:43 pm

Might be an easy job. It more likely that because water gets trapped twixt tank and strap rusted underneath, all thats needed is a fresh length of metal of the same size  to be welded to the vertical parts. It 14 years since I sold my Clubman and I cannot recall how the straps were fixed to the chassis . Its the ends are the fiddly bits as they have to be asjustable to pull the tank up against the floor.
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Post by Molly3 Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:33 am

Have a look underneath  I would look if is possible to support the tank underneath with large piece of ply supported with a jack holding  the tank in place then remove 0ne  strap and replace  ,repeat on second strap , hopefully  this method  would not disturb the pipes or wiring.. it is possible that modern straps  are made from a rustproof plastic material  ,
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