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firemediceric 01-17-2007 11:12 PM

126 fuel sender location
 
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I took the time to try and track down a very minor mystery fuel leak today that is originating somewhere behind the back seat, as the leak is evidenced on the underside of the car, forward of the rear axle and just behind the exhaust resonators. Itís not leaking enough to leave a mark on the driveway, but the underside of the car in this area is coated with WVO.

I wanted to expose the fuel tank to see if maybe there was a leak in it or if fuel was getting by the o-ring on the fuel sending unit when I have the tank full. In preparation I searched the archives and printed off reams of paper including

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/92826-240d-fuel-tank-removal-cleaning.html?highlight=240D+Fuel+Tank+removal+cleaning

and


http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/102003-w126-removal-1st-aid-kit-box.html?highlight=W126+removal+1st+aid+box

as well as http://www.diymbrepair.co/Sender/


All of these talked about accessing the fuel sender through the first aid box. Well on my car the fuel sender is accessed from behind the seat back, not through the first aid box. I sure am glad I stumbled across that access point before removing the parcel shelf in order to remove the first aid box.

I never did find the leak even after exposing the entire fuel tank. With the exception of the underside of the car, everything is dry including the fuel lines under the tank. I may be seeing some seepage around the nut of the fuel strainer, but I canít imagine a bad o-ring there would cause the wide spread mess Iím seeing, and besides, itís not that messy at that nut.

The day wasnít a total loss. I changed the oil, put some pool noodles in the back seat (what a huge improvement) and learned a little bit more about the car. Maybe this post about the location of the sender on this model will help out someone as ignorant as myself.


Here's some pictures of the fuel sender access:

Renntag 05-30-2010 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firemediceric (Post 1391217)
.... learned a little bit more about the car. Maybe this post about the location of the sender on this model will help out someone as ignorant as myself.

..You cant be that ignorant !

Thanks. This was a big help.

Robert D. 09-16-2010 01:46 PM

W126 fuel sending unit
 
I ran into the same problem on my 1991 350SDL. I've looked all around the trunk area under the first-aid kit. Looked at the pic of others removing it, everything. It was driving me crazy. What a big help. Thanks, Robert

cirrusman 09-16-2010 10:00 PM

Huh... waddya know. I just removed my rear seat to do some CV boot work and didn't see anything. Of course, I wasn't looking for anything in that department and I didn't take the cover out... good to know :)


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