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Old 10-01-2003, 03:04 PM
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Puking gas big time.

Pulled the SL out of the garage today and noticed a trail of liquid following me. Looked under the car, and gas was pouring out, right in front of the right rear wheel. I suspect that either a line came loose, or broke a fitting of some kind. Going to take a look tonight after I get home. With 36K I would be surprised that a line has deteriorated that bad. Will let you know.
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Old 10-01-2003, 05:52 PM
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Now this is really strange. Pulled the cover off the fuel pump and lines and ran the car,,,,, won't leak a drop. Can't tell where the gas came from either. something tells me this may be a known problem. Anyone??
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:57 PM
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My 90 Sl had the same problem - the gas line between the two fuel pumps had deteriorated and cracked. I read that this was a common problem on the earlier 129's, but I don't know if it applies to your 95. The line was easy to replace though - only took about 30 minutes including removing the rear wheel to access the line.
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Old 10-02-2003, 05:58 AM
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Thanks Craig, but this bugger won't leak a drop now, and if it were a deteriorated line, I would think it would do it all the time. I'm leaving the cover off the fuel pump so if it does it again, maybe I can look under and see what the heck is going on.
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Old 10-03-2003, 03:35 PM
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Two years ago this happened to mine.

Based on my current miles to date, that would be at about 31K, so it would seem to be an unusual time for a hose to deteriorate.

It turned out to be a loose hose clamp near the pump, not a bad fuel line. So I removed the crimp-type MB clamp and replaced it with a screw-on type. No problems since.
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Old 10-03-2003, 05:47 PM
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Actually caught it in the act, so to speak, today. Definately coming from the fuel filter and seems like a bad seam. Am replacing the filter and clamps so hopefully that will take care of it.
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