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Old 09-16-2008, 08:03 AM
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95 C280 sending unit

Can someone tell me how I get to the fuel level sending unit in my C280. Do I have to drop the tank or is there a trap door.Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-16-2008, 08:59 AM
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There are 2. It is a saddle tank. There are doors that come off the bottom/forward section of each tank. Trying to remember, there is something special about the left side, I think that's where the fuel is collected to get drawn in by the pump. There also is a tube that connects the right and left sides so all the fuel can be used. It's a PITA system. Also I think the left side has the evap pressure sensor. You'll see 2 or 3 bolts holding the covers on.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:57 AM
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sending unit

Do I have to remove the tank?
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:03 PM
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No, not at all. Have to drain it though. Which there are special tools required to do. Not sure how the DIYer drains this tank. Also tools to pull out the senders.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:50 PM
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sending unit

Thanks for the info. I will figure out how to do the rest. I was just wondering about the removal.
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Not sure how the DIYer drains this tank.
How about drive around until it is empty!
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:45 PM
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Hmmmm. Sounds crazy but it might just work!
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:10 AM
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sending unit

I have about 2 gals left in the tank.I'm just going to stick a hose down the filler and siphon it out.

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