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Old 11-04-2008, 07:42 PM
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Question Fuel filter #3

I read that there are 3 fuel filters on the 1995 E300D. One regular filter, a pre-filter and a fuel strainer near the tank. Has anyone ever changed the strainer and how difficult is it?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:15 AM
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One of these should look like your tank.
On the earlier models it is a matter of draining the Fuel out of the tank and using the right size socket to unscrew the screen from the bottom of the Tank (even if your tank appears to be empty you will still need a pan to catch fuel when you remove the tank screen). Older models have a metal screen which is cleaned and reused and the O-ring or gasket changed and put back into the tank.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:17 AM
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This product will allow you to avoid "Fooling With" the Tank strainer.

[If ,However you've let Tank maintenance go...and the Tank is solid GOO
You might have to resort to the Draconian "Strainer Removal + Cleaning"
just to re-establish enough fuel flow to allow the Startron to do it's job]

It's enzyme technology will KILL and BREAK DOWN the Fungus (that grows in
Diesel Fuel) into such small particles that the remainder will pass through the
filters harmlessly and be burned in the engine.
It will clean the Tank Strainer and the Fuel Tank Gauge Sender with three or four tanks of Fuel usage.

8oz. container in a Tank should start you on the way to complete Fuel System Health.

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Old 11-05-2008, 02:30 AM
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Tank Fuel Screen

If, however,You've gotta get Diesel all in your hair,running down the driveway...

Phil,at Fastlane (BUYPARTS button at top of page) will ship you a new one.
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