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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2001, 09:36 PM
Coming back from burnout
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: in the Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,274
When i changed the fuel tank filter on my 300D 85 Turbo, I didnt have a 2 3/8" soket at first, so I really gave the big hex shaped fuel filter thing a whack with a hammer and a scewdriver against its inner face indents to at least start it moving, hoping thereafter to turn the 2 3/8" filter with a big set of pliers.
Later I got the big socket and removed the filter easily.
Now somewhere on the lines, or tank, there is a steady dribbling leak. (Not surprisngly) However, the leak is not from the fuel tank fuel filter or its outgoing line, its somewhere else and drips off a rear suspension arm.
Is the tank that fragile? Is there a chance i damaged a line to tank junction? Is it more likely at the line, tank, or line-tank junction?
I looked all over the tank today, retightened hoses and clamps, and found no obvious source, it just drips off a line somehow in the large rear driver side suspension arm.
Does the tank have to be replaced?
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2001, 10:00 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
You should replace all of the rubber (cloth covered if they are OE) fuel lines in the rear. Even if they look OK, they will leak after you have disturbed them.
Donnie Drummonds
Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Notes may help people: Radiator, Fan Clutch, Temp Sensors, Fuel Pump, Temp Gauge ericgr SL Forum 3 09-24-2004 01:40 AM
collapsed gas tank 1987MB260E Tech Help 6 09-09-2004 02:30 PM
Main fuel filter housing to tank return Smokey Diesel Discussion 13 08-20-2002 10:00 PM
Changing fuel filter Ron Miller Tech Help 2 01-23-2001 07:21 AM
Fuel leak, 123 300D, main fuel filter bolt nicodore Tech Help 6 08-13-1999 03:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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