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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I'll add a few questions as I'm about to deal with the fuel tank in my 63 220S that was parked for 7 to 10 years...
1. RE: fuel strainer - EPC says there is a sealing ring up to 111.012 chassis 054158 and a different fuel strainer up to the same chassis. My chassis is later than that and it appears to screw into the bottom of the tank as if there is no seal/gasket. Is that correct? Is this going to be really difficult to remove?
2. Do I need to order the Mercedes-specific fuel hoses at the tank, or is it generic...?
3. Do I take the strainer out prior to having the tank boiled, or can it be boiled with the strainer in?
4. How do I decide about "coating" the inside of the tank, and do I do that or does the boiling shop do that?
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...