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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-07-2004, 11:49 AM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,719
Sealing Fuel line leak....

I gathered myself together and removed the intake manifold off my '97 E300 to clean out the soot/gunk and to check for cracked vacuum lines, wierd surging of air sound with RPMS, not all the time, but anyway...

When re-installing the manifold the mainifold lightly tapped the left most fuel line, line closest to the engine. Since the part that goes into the filter assembly is plastic, it cracked and I know have a fuel leak.

I tried using JB weld which helped but didn't solve it, since I don't have good access to the underneath of the plastic. I have to visit the stealership for a new part, but does anyone know of another good sealant that could be used in such a situation that is resistant to diesel fuel?

__________________
#dieselFLEET
---------------
'97 E300
'99 E300
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-07-2004, 02:32 PM
michakaveli's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,719
... at least I was able to get a replacement part at the stealer.
__________________
#dieselFLEET
---------------
'97 E300
'99 E300
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-08-2004, 08:46 AM
TonyFromWestOz's Avatar
"The Wizard of Oz"
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 834
Re: Sealing Fuel line leak....

Quote:
Originally posted by michakaveli
I gathered myself together and removed the intake manifold off my '97 E300 to clean out the soot/gunk and to check for cracked vacuum lines, wierd surging of air sound with RPMS, not all the time, but anyway...

When re-installing the manifold the mainifold lightly tapped the left most fuel line, line closest to the engine. Since the part that goes into the filter assembly is plastic, it cracked and I know have a fuel leak.

I tried using JB weld which helped but didn't solve it, since I don't have good access to the underneath of the plastic. I have to visit the stealership for a new part, but does anyone know of another good sealant that could be used in such a situation that is resistant to diesel fuel?
If this is the translucent fuel line from the lift pump to the filter, it could be replaced with flexible fuel line (the modern equivalent of rubber fuel line). Just add a couple of hose clamps to minimise chance of leaks

__________________
Tony from West Oz.
Fatmobile 3 84 300D 295kkm Silver grey/Blue int. 2 tank WVO - Recipient of TurboDesel engine.
Josephine '82 300D 390kkm White/Palamino int.
Elizabeth '81 280E, sporting a '79 300D engine.
Lucille '87 W124 300D non-turbo 6 cylinder OM603, Pearl Grey with light grey interior


Various parts cars including 280E, 230C & 300D in various states of disassembly.
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 04:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page