Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1972 Mercedes Benz 250
Location: Santa Fe, NM U.S.A.
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What the fuel strainer in my tank looked like!
So, after I was losing power at highway speeds, people here suggested that I make sure to check the fuel strainer in the tank. Here is what I found. Seen this, now I'm surprised that the car was running at all! I would guess they were about 90% blocked, these photos were after I started to poke out some of the hardened sludge. I ended up dropping the tank and sending it out to get cleaned and coated on the inside because of the rust that was in there. New parts are on the way and I'm hoping to get her back on the road by this weekend. The weather here has been in the low 60's pretty amazing for this time of year!