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Old 01-18-2007, 07:09 AM
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1990 300 te 4 matic fule tank issue

Hello again, i have recently noticed a fuel leak coming from what seems to be the fuel tank and i am trying to locate a fuel tank , called the dealer and guess what ?
$1500 Can. geez i wonder how much markup they are getting ?
any ways is there anyone who can direct me to a less costly alternative , seems that 300 te models and te 4matic tanks are one in their own for this model , sedan tanks will not work, at least that is what the dealer tells me!
I am keeping an eye out for a used one, but that is a gamlbe in its own , HELP!!
My Family car stinks of fuel , and have no real other mode of transport for my full family .

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Old 01-18-2007, 11:00 AM
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are you sure its the tank and not a fuel line?have you had the car on the hoist for an inspection?i have replaced several lines in close vicinity to the would be easy to misdiagnose
michael cole 1980 300SD gone now but not forgotten,87tdt,90 300te 4matic 95 e320 wagon
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:34 PM
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right now leak is at rear of tank and no hoses there?

THANK YOU FOR A QUICK REPLY , I HAVE YET TO LIFT THE CAR IN THE AIR TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM, I HAVE NOTICED THE SMELL AND LOOKED UNDER the car to see where it could be leaking , right now I see it leaking at thee rear of the tank by the 2nd muffler. and the side by the fillling tube. I am lucky enough to have a parts guy at mercedes give me a blowup dissected views of the fuel system and from what i can read it seams as though there is no lines or fittings that could be loose,at the rear of the tank

i have posted this at another forum and have been directed to
I really appreciate the link and i wll establish where the leak is before buying any parts of course.

I still am having a hard time locating any other source of fuel tanks (rebuilt or new

I will look into this repair a gas tank site and gather more info .
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:49 PM
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i have replaced several lines in close vicinity to the tank.
Me too. I'm not a professional mechanic but I've worked on lots of 124s and 123s diesel and gas and it's always been a deteriorated fuel line. Check real carefully as was suggested.

I don't know what a reconditioned tank costs but a new one from a dealer should be $600.

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