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Old 07-06-2005, 01:24 PM
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Thumbs up W126 fuel tanks, all the same?

The fuel tank on my SD has a leak near the filler neck and it's not fun driving about smelling like diesel fuel. It's hard for me to come upon S-class diesel tanks but I can get S-class gas tanks easily.

Be that as it may, if I had the gas tank washed out internally could I use it in place of my existing diesel tank or do I need to flat out find a diesel tank?

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:38 PM
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S-class gas fuel tank will not fit your 300 SD but is will fit your 300SDL they are the same part number.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:02 PM
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Hrm, odd as the wheel base is longer on the SDL over the SD.

Any clue as to which tanks fit the SD?
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:31 PM
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126 470 16 01 fuel tank only fit 300SD 126.120 USA
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:38 PM
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Much appreciated.
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:29 PM
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The shape may be the same, but the diesel tanks have fittings for the return line. I bet thats why the part numbers are different. If you can get a tank out of a gas car cheap enough I would compare them and see if you can safely make it work.
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:29 PM
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Would a tank from a W116 work? I found a solid one here yesterday
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