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Old 11-21-2002, 02:14 PM
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Is this regular fuel line?

While changing out my differential oil I noted that there are 2 lines entering the gas tank, one towards the bottom and one towards the top. They are flexible with the woven cover. They attach to rigid metal lines which head up to the front of the car.
The lines are wet with diesel. Not dripping but definitely wet. I'd like to replace them, do I need special MB stuff or will regular fuel line hose from my local auto parts do?

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Old 11-21-2002, 02:43 PM
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at least one is a special part

if it's the one i think you mean - ie. the one that goes up into
the bottom of the tank it should have a threaded bolt on one end which attaches to the bottom of the fuel tank. i got this replacement part at the MB dealer.
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:46 PM
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Oh man. I remember replacing that. Made a nice diesel mess. Be careful and be ready to get a little wet.
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:54 PM
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Smile diesel drenching

yes it was messy speedy -
one thing that helps is to trim the hose part of it exactly before you try to install it and stick a cork in the open end while you screw the fitting up into the bottom of the tank. that way you don't get too drenched...
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Old 11-21-2002, 03:41 PM
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they don't really come from the bottom...

Both fittings originate from the part of the gas tank which faces the front of the car. One is located near the top of the tank, one nearer the bottom.
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Old 11-21-2002, 03:45 PM
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oh my bad forgot you had a wagon- then it's prolly a whole different setup - sorry about that. maybe another wagon owners will chime in -
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Old 11-21-2002, 05:18 PM
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You don't need special MBZ hose but you do need metric if you want the best fit. If you use the closest SAE hose it will work but make sure you buy new clamps because the stock ones won't fit on nonmetric hose. Make sure the hose you use is made for fuel. I have kinda forgotten but I remember that the main line attaches at the front/bottom of the tank and the return line attaches at the top of the tank under the seat/cargo bed. There are also a couple of lines that attach to the passenger side of the tank that go to the expansion tank behind the spare tire. These are a PITA to remove because you have to lower the tank to get at the ends. I'd leave those alone unless you are getting a definite leak there.

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