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Old 01-25-2003, 09:29 AM
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Pressure Regulator, Fuel Distributor, Fuel Tank

79 450SL
I WAS TOLD I NEEDED A PRESSURE REGULATOR, (IS THERE ANOTHER NAME)? A FUEL DISTRIBUTOR WHICH I FOUND, BUT I CAN'T FIND A FUEL TANK. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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Old 01-25-2003, 01:49 PM
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You probably are talking about a warm-up pressure regulator sometimes called a control pressure regulator.

A lot of pieces, must be full of trash. How bout injectors? That would get the whole system.
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Old 01-26-2003, 02:34 AM
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INJECTORS

THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE. ARE INJECTORS THE SAME AS FUEL INJECTORS? SUPPOSEDLY THEY PUT NEW ONES IN AND IT DIDN'T HELP. SAID RUST HAD FORMED IN GAS TANK. AM I BEING TAKEN?
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Old 01-26-2003, 02:54 AM
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How long has the car been sitting? If it needs all those parts, I'd find it hard to believe that it's running at all.

To answer your question requires more information about what your car is doing.
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:19 AM
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Welcome aboard and Happy Birthday Sandra.
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Old 01-26-2003, 12:26 PM
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Rust is the worst of problems for any CIS fuel system. Unlike EFI the CIS runs fuel through its brains so contamination is a real bummer.

It's really bad for 107 cars as there has been a doubling of fuel tank prices in the last year. SLs are the only car that we regularly see tank problems (they have an internal plastic chamber in the bottom that causes its own problems).

If time is available there is a process done by franchises up north that can make good tanks out of bad ones. We have done a number of old Porsche 356 and 911 fuel tanks from them. The process is between two and three hundred dollars and the cut out perforated rust, sand blast the rest, coat the inside with a hard plastic liner and coat the outside with a pliable rubberized coating. We even did our Hyster forklift tank when they wanted $1200 for a new one. We use Moyer's Fuel Tank Renu in Pa (don't have more info at home).

if you think all this is expensive you should do it on a 1976 911 Turbo. I think the distributer alone was between 2k and 3k. One of the drawbacks to a CIS system and good reason for fuel filter service.
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Old 01-31-2003, 05:52 AM
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Smile FUEL TANK

THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE. DUE TO ILLNESS SHE HARDLY WAS DRIVEN LAST YEAR. I HAVE REPLACED AMOST EVERTHING OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS INCLUDING A FRAME OFF RESTORATION AND NEW TOP. I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET TO THE LITTLE DETAILS TO MAKE HER PRISTINE, WHEN THIS IS DONE SOMEONE WILL GET A REAL BEAUTY. 79 450SL WHITE W NAVY. SANDY
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Old 01-31-2003, 10:11 AM
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What symptoms does your car exhibit? and how many miles do you have... Sounds like a nice car though..
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