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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 16th September 2009
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now THAT'S a bodge!!

Cable tie up the fuel tank...... Well done! Have a gold star lmao
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OMFG Having that petrol tank pressing down on high spots of each link in the supporting chain, must be one of the greatest ways of creating stress fracture points, that I have ever seen.
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It just goes to show you what might be lurking unseen on a second-hand car.

Chances are it wasn't the last owner that did this...


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You have to admit whilst not a particularly safe repair it was igenious. If it's anything to go by the guy probably couldn't afford to fill the tank to the brim - hence it was never fully loaded
It also looks like the repair has been is position for some time and I wonder if it ever pased an MOT. It would be interesting to know what the load carrrying capacity of the chain and cables ties would actually be. Hmmm!!!
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Mmmm while not condoning the use of tywraps as a bodge the packet I happen to have in my desk at the moment states

colour : Black
width : 4.7mm
material : 6/6 nylon
Length : 310mm
Tensile strength : 220Nm

I'd guess that while I wouldnt personally want to do this and he has used 4 tywraps from what I can see its unlikely that the weight in the pertol tank + petrol will exceed the capacity of the tywraps used ... I have always thought of tywraps more as a snap strength or stretch strength rather than "tensile" .... but it does appear that they should cope....

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