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W111 gas tank

Anyone know how to drain a gas tank. I have seen all kinds of ways on Youtube but they aren't similar to my car.
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there is a brass drain nut at tank bottom. It requires a Allen key for removal
The in-tank filter is also a part of this drain nut .
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there is a brass drain nut at tank bottom. It requires a Allen key for removal
The in-tank filter is also a part of this drain nut .
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Do you know what size allen key?
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It's probably the same as the W114's. I use an old spark plug socket inverted. Be advised. The suckers can be stuck. I've had to use a 2' pipe wrench with a 3' cheater bar to break them loose.
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Another option is to put the delivery line into a gas can and run the pump with a battery charger. I've done that to great effect in the past
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