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Old 09-23-2008, 12:08 AM
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Fuel Filters and Tank Strainer

Changed the Fuel Filter near the engine itself.... Where is the Other one? is it the same filter?

How do i clean the tank strainer?

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:10 AM
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Any idea what year/model vehicle you are working on?
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:25 AM
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sorry 1987 300SDL
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:36 AM
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Just answered this on your other thread, but there are two filters, an in-line clear plastic filter and a bolt-on filter that resembles an oil filter from a plain old gasoline engine. Both should be removed and replaced. Fill the large metal spin-on filter with fuel of some type (diesel purge, injector cleaner, plain diesel fuel, kerosene, just SOMETHING that will burn) before you attach it so that the re-priming process (now that air is in the lines) will be as painless as possible.

You have no hand pump since you are a 300SDL and not anything older. Your restart process is simply to crank the starter for up to 60 seconds until the engine starts and keeps running. Lots of smoke and it'll show you real quick if you have battery problems, but that's the factory-approved restart method.

"What could possibly go wrong?"

~Michael S.~ -
1986 M-B 300SDL, retired due to rust and electrical problems. Donated engine to:
1987 M-B 300SDL, odo dead. New project.
1982 M-B 240D, odo stopped at 308,000
1982 M-B 300SD, 175,000
1989 Dodge Ramcharger, 87,000 - 4wd, 318
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