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Oil cooler and Fuel Tank Straps

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Mazza, May 9, 2018.

  1. deano1712

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    Good work.

    You need to change how the strap connects at the front. Direct contact between the stainless, and mild steel slot will cause some bi-metallic corrosion. The mild steel body will be anode and the environment down there is bad; water and salt. The mild steel will therefore corrode faster. I suggest you put a plastic strip between the two parts to electrically insulate. That will sort it.
     
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  2. PHILIP BAXTER

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    I would also be interested in a set of these.
     
  3. ClaireJ10

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    Interested in the drivers side strap please. Is there no way that this could be done in 2 pieces the straight piece at the back a separate piece to support the other piece?
     
  4. Synclare

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    What is the state of play with the straps? - seems to have gone quiet.
     
  5. ClaireJ10

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    I haven’t heard any more but my father and I are currently trying to design and make new straps. Which we indeed to make and sell.
     
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  6. Lee

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    Good design still watching with interest.

    I will be purchasing a few sets for the Zedshed work.
     
  7. Mazza

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    I have other things to contend with recently, but been to see how things are progressing today and now back on track.
     
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    Both my zeds will need these soon. The 2.2 without a doubt.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     
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  9. Jjim

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    Expect both mine will be in need of the as well.
     
  10. Synclare

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    Sorry wasn't being arsey, I don't need any, just curious as you have invested time in them. Nice to see someone tackling a common problem for benefit of all
    . :)
     
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  11. Jjim

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    Any updates on the fuel tank straps?
     
  12. Mazza

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    I have been a bit ‘distracted’ for the last couple of months, but I chased it up this week, but not good news as they have been so busy, they have not had the time to work on the development. Hoping to call in next week and have a chat about it.
     
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    My straps were listed as an advisory on my MOT today so definitely interested.
     
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    I’m certainly interested in a pair as mine are well on there way of rusting away.
     
  15. Steve Medlock

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    Is the oil cooler still a project dare I ask?
     
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    Is there any progress on getting these 2-part straps made? I’ve got an MOT advisory on mine and so definitely up for a pair ASAP
     
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    Just bought Z3 2.8 roadster, tank straps ok but padding compressed a lot and causing clunking noise
    straps ok but need some protective treatment so would be very interested in set of the replacement straps
     
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  18. Mazza

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    Hi Jim and welcome to the forum from Bognor Regis :welcome:


    Hoping to get the prototypes sorted and in production in Jan - Feb.
    In the meantime, I have a reel of rubber padding (which I got as a sample to try out on the new straps) So if you need any just PM me ( click on the envelope in the top right hand corner) with your address and I will send you some.
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  19. Jim Townsend

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    how is the development of the fuel tank straps going
     
  20. Mazza

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    Getting there !!!!

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    I am having some Revised prototypes being made at the moment. Hopefully will be testing them on my car next week.
     
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