Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1972 Mercedes Benz 250
Location: Santa Fe, NM U.S.A.
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For sigfurniture. Trick to remove fuel tank strainer.
Make sure to drain the fuel tank first.
When I removed my strainer, I did not have an allen wrench that large, but I did happen to find an old wheel lugnut
(about 20mm across) that was a very close fit. Just put it in and then use a wrench to remove.
The last photo is what my strainer looked like after sitting for about 15 years. I also dropped the tank and had
it boiled overnite to remove any other sediment and rust. The guy who did this for me has been doing these
for over 40 years, he said if the tank cleans up well to NOT coat it because sometimes the coating can peel
inside and plug up your strainer. When my tank was off, I also capped the fuel line by the tank, then from the
front of the car, I pored some liquid fuel line/tank cleaner into the lines, let it sit for 30 minutes, then uncapped the
line and gently blew it out with the compressor. I did this several times. I would recommend doing this, that way
if you do have issues with a rough or underpowered running engine, you will at least know that from the tank to the
fuel pump you are ok.
Last edited by Luna Gaudi's 72 250; 01-21-2014 at 03:53 PM.