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It's neat to see people discover the tools and tricks that have been around for years - it proves that the hobby is far from dying as is sometimes predicted by those who don't want to get their hands dirty.
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a pipe wrench would also work , if you want to replace the screen without emptying the tank , just put a pan under , have a spare screen with o ring on end , grease up the tread , loosen the old one , unscrew , and when it fall in the pan , put the new one in fast .you will loose less than a quart . at time , i have a gas cap with a vacuum line connected , just put a small amount of vacuum in gas tank , this will keep gas in .you have to plug the vent line .
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Inverted spark plug socket also does the trick.
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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?

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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?

I'm not familiar with this chassis, so I can't help you here. But I can tell you that mine was very easy to remove.

2. Do I need to order the Mercedes-specific fuel hoses at the tank, or is it generic...?

In the photo below you will see a hose that I had to buy from Mercedes
It is only about 2 1/2" long, but each end is a different size. It was $10. I looked everywhere locally for it, but had no luck.


3. Do I take the strainer out prior to having the tank boiled, or can it be boiled with the strainer in?

Take the strainer out before you have the tank boiled.

4. How do I decide about "coating" the inside of the tank, and do I do that or does the boiling shop do that?

The guy who did mine is a very honest guy. He told me he dosent like to put
the internal coating if he dosent have to. He boiled the tank over night and
next day when he called me over, the tank inside looked brand new with no
rust at all. So on his advice, if you don't need to coat it, I wouldn't. Also,
I installed a clear fuel filter near the engine and I can quickly see whats coming form the tank.


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Thank you! I ordered that little hose from Mercedes (along with a fintail windshield gasket) just 10 minutes ago.

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I got mine the other day
This part is awkward
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I got mine the other day
This part is awkward
Awkward? Could you expand on that please?

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The diameter on the tank side is so much bigger than the diameter on the fuel line side
In my case someone used hose the size of the bigger diameter and off course it is leaking from there
I don't know why Mercedes didn't use same diameter on bots sides specially considering the distance of this hose


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The diameter on the tank side is so much bigger than the diameter on the fuel line side
In my case someone used hose the size of the bigger diameter and off course it is leaking from there
...so with the hose from Mercedes that is big on one side and little on the other side, everything is fine, correct?

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