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I just bought a 1984 280SE and although it is in good shape for its age, it does have a few issues. The worst is a fuel leak, either the fuel tank or the hose connecting it to the fuel filter. The transmission shifts like a hammer, a bit too hard it seems. It also needs a thermostat, the headlights adjusted, and the idle speed adjusted.

So I've joined this forum in hopes of finding advice on how to get the fuel tank out, and what could be the cause of the hard shifting, and suggested cures.

The owners manuals are in German, so they're of no help to me.

Dave in New Jersey
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