|01-29-2013, 12:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 87 300E
I smell fuel...not good
So, fuel gauge not working,in fact it is reading full or very nearly full. I have convinced the wife to top off the tank every 200 miles to be safe. Pulled the sending unit and found no problems except the O-rings looked very dry and cracked , put it back together and ordered new ones, wow the gas smell was real bad, would not let her drive it , so O-rings have been replaced,$13.00.
Now she still complains about smelling gas, and says she has all along. I cannot find the source of this problem. Have been looking over the fuel delivery and all fuel related 'things' , suggestions?
|01-29-2013, 12:33 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2010
Vehicle: 89 300E; 00 E320
Location: Atlanta, GA
Remove air filter housing, start engine, review back of fuel distributor for fuel weeping out of EHA. Replace EHA.
Damn, make that $263: https://www.autohausaz.com/search/pr...%20Distributor
Last edited by cbc atl; 01-29-2013 at 12:37 PM.
|01-29-2013, 01:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: May 2012
Vehicle: 1989 300CE
Location: Toronto and London, Ontario
Or leak from the fuel filter copper washers....
89 300CE - Daily driver
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|01-29-2013, 06:30 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: "Gretchen" my 1986 300E 273000 km+
since 2007. Cost me a whooping $4.00 at the dealer on top of it. Sometimes you get Lucky.
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|01-29-2013, 07:26 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2009
Vehicle: 1989 560 SEC, 1985 380 SL, 1991 300 SEL
Location: Western MD
Try the easy & inexpensive repair first-as many others have stated. Try new O-rings, if they don't work, than get a replacement eha. It takes all of about 10-15 minutes to replace it. Good Luck- Denis
|01-29-2013, 10:00 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 1990 W124 300CE-24
Location: Coastal Q'land, Australia.
but if it is the EHA importec.com approx. $220.
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