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Old 08-29-2002, 11:54 AM
Richard Eldridge Richard Eldridge is offline
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Fuel leaks

A friend of mine once had a problem with a 1957 Oldsmobile. The fuel line had somehow gotten a tiny hole in it (aparently not a severe or noticeable leak) and was sucking air. This was discovered by hooking a compressor to the line and pumping air through it. It made a whistling sound and was discovered that way. The problem was discovered on the car's fifth trip to the shop.

Could this happen on a Mercedes? I am assuming that fuel lines are made of better stuff on a MB, and they are much beter positioned. This Olds had the line running down the frame rail, easily exposed to the elements.

Just a thought.
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