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Old 06-23-2018, 03:56 PM
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99 E300TD pre filter

can someone show me where this thing is? i have looked to no avail. on my 92 300D it's on inline on the main fuel line.

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Old 06-23-2018, 05:06 PM
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Put your finger on center of main fuel filter, 4"to left 10mm bolt holding pre-filter.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:11 PM
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It’s beneath where the fuel line plugs into the top of the filter housing. It looks like a coffee filter or a pool strainer.

Don’t forget to renew the o-ring under the cap.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:24 PM
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Sweet! I have the replacement and the oring, i just couldnt find it. I will look when i get home. Thanks for the help
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:47 PM
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Pro tip: park slightly nose down to help limit amount of air incursion.

Not too much or you’ll have a fountain.
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2008 E320 Bluetec (Younger son's DD) injector failed open and diluted oil with diesel, spun main bearings (240k miles)

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Old 06-23-2018, 06:25 PM
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thanks for the tip! it will be ever so slightly downhill. should I hose clamp the tank lines under the hood? in my 300D 2.5, it took me a few times to realize that if I took the fuel cap off it released fuel system pressure, should I do the same?
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:48 PM
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Pinching the supply line would be helpful.

There should be no pressure on the fuel tank in an IDI engine, the fuel is sucked from the tank by the lift pump. The lift pump is capable of producing some serious vacuum, enough to collapse the tank if the vent is clogged.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:49 PM
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There should be no pressure on the fuel tank in an IDI engine, the fuel is sucked from the tank by the lift pump.
Not exactly. The tank vent has a valve that allows 0 vacuum (to prevent tank collapse), but ~1PSI of pressure in the tank. That's the brief "whoosh" that's often mentioned when the tank cap is cracked. 1PSI doesn't seem like much, and it isn't, but it's enough to help push fuel through the fuel lines which is the intended purpose. The pressure comes from expansion of the fuel as it is heated in the fuel heater and from passing through the IP, and the resultant expansion of the air in the tank as the fuel warms up.

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