Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-02-2002, 07:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: somewhere flying
Posts: 46
gas tank/trunk/back seat

well, stupid me- i poked a hole in the gas tank without knowing in the trunk area while installing an amplifier and then went for a fill up (DUMB ME)-



ive already fixed the leak and hosed out the trunk area.

one question, is the interior compartment sealed off from the gas tank ? i know the trunk is going to smell of diesel fuel for a while, but i dont want the interior to stink.

also, is there anything else I can do besides washing out the trunk to make the smell go away ??



thanks ! !
__________________
1983 Mercedes Benz 300CD
-Teal, Turbo Deisel
-daily driver
-pretty slow

2001 Corvette Z06- TOTALLED ! ! ! no mas/gone/adios/see ya
-Speedway White (1 of 352 made/2001 year color only!!)
-weekend warrior car -she is NOT stock
-SUPER fast
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-03-2002, 02:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: somewhere flying
Posts: 46
no one ? ? ? ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-03-2002, 02:16 PM
jcd jcd is offline
village idiot
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 1,102
I'll try to remember

I'm pretty sure there is no "diesel fuel tight" seal between the back seat. Even if there is, I can't imagine that you can keep the odor out of the passenger compartment. I had a small leak in the trunk. I used Simple Green to clean it out, and I use Fabreeze regularly. I would suggest pulling the rear seat and the back panel between the trunk and the fuel tank and getting all of the fuel you can cleaned up with Simple Green and then hit it with Fabreeze and leave it open for a day. Then follow up with Fabreeze.

Hope this helps.

JCD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-03-2002, 03:32 PM
NIC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I think JCD has it right. I've had the rear seatback off a couple of times in my coupe and don't see how you'd keep the smell out.

Take the seatback out (remove seatbottom and look for small bolts before removing seatback by lifting up and out.....remove medicine kit first to avoid damaging it) and clean everything real good with simple green and/or other good cleaners. I'm not sure about using something like Gunk, but that might work too. Leave the seat out for awhile to air it out.

Fortunately, the smell of diesel fuel is nectar to most of us. "She who must be obeyed" has made a rule that no clothes with diesel on them can come into the house. A small problem for me.

Nic
'85 300CD
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-29-2003, 01:37 PM
300cd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
KDUBBU...How did you fixed the leak? JBWeld, sloshing or ??? How is it holding up? Thanks..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-29-2003, 02:55 PM
Maxwell's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 123
Yeah, the interior is more sealed off than the trunk, but not much, the smell will mainly come through the shelf
__________________
83 240D four bagger stick diesel 276K
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page