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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Remove Gas Tank

I am trying to remove the gas tank in our 1976 450SL. I have the plate in the front of the trunk out and the four bolts on the tank. What else is holding it in? I see a large nut on the bottom of the tank. Do you have to take that loose also to remove it? Any help would be appreciated on this.
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I will look later today, but I think there is a vent hose to disconnect behind the license plate. Also make sure the filler neck does not hang up. undo fuel lines too (if you have not) The large brown nut on the bottom is the tank drain/ screen.
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Thank you for the reply Sir. So the 4 bolts is the only ones in the tank? Do you have to pull the strainer on the bottom or will the tank come out with it in it? I have the bolts out of it but it seems like it dont want to move much.
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