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Old 10-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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87 190D 2.5T losing power around 1/4 tank...

I figure it's the symptoms of a clogged tank screen no? the first tank went down to R, since then I've not been able to get the car to run reliably below 1/4 tank.

I will try swapping the fuel lines, and see if that clears out the screen, but then I'll not be able to run below 1/2 tank reliably correct?

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Old 10-22-2013, 12:32 PM
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:43 AM
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ok, I've driven about 200 miles with the lines swapped, and as I neared the 1/2 tank mark on the gauge, I got chicken, so I swapped them back.

I used a full quart of Power Service Clear Diesel, and drove normally (WOW IT IS MORE POWERFUL running off the return lines!)
when I swapped it back, it felt smooth still, so we'll see how low it will go now.
I'm hoping to see the reserve light... but I don't know if it works yet.
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

My drivers:
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
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1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

1987 300TD
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:54 AM
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ok, I've driven about 200 miles with the lines swapped, and as I neared the 1/2 tank mark on the gauge, I got chicken, so I swapped them back.

I used a full quart of Power Service Clear Diesel, and drove normally (WOW IT IS MORE POWERFUL running off the return lines!)
when I swapped it back, it felt smooth still, so we'll see how low it will go now.
I'm hoping to see the reserve light... but I don't know if it works yet.
So I guess the return pressure wasn't enough to clear out your tank screen.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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nope... still ran out at 1/4 tank... I'll have to pull the screen and replace or clean it out...

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