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Old 10-14-2004, 04:30 AM
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Fuel tank material?

I have a 1983 300D Turbo. What material is my fuel tank made of? If steel, is it all stainless?

1983 300D Turbo, metallic brown - "Clarence Brown"
169,000mi / 0-60 9.5 sec.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:37 AM
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I'm not sure about your model but gas tanks (and filler tubes) are typically made of terne plate, which is regular sheet steel with a lead-rich coating. It has a dull-gray finish.

95 E320 Cabriolet, 153K
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