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Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   07-15-2019, 10:51 AM
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Posted By ehawk01
sending PM.

sending PM.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-12-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
Peachparts is out of stock...unfortunately.

Peachparts is out of stock...unfortunately.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Posted By ehawk01
Give it a try...

I have ordered 5 gallons of this stuff. I am going to try and salvage my existing tank for now. This will be my weekend project.



I was able to contact the manufacturer of the aftermarket...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
Need a new Tank

Radiator Shop says the tank is too far gone for full cleaning. They suggest I replace it instead of reusing the original one.

Does anyone know where I can find an after-market tank or a...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class 'For Sale/Trade/Buy' Forum   06-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By ehawk01
LTB : Fuel Tank to Fit 380 SL

I am looking for a fuel tank to fit a 380SL. Let me know if you have a parts car with a good tank or a spare one in good shape you ware willing to part with.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-05-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
That looks exactly like the crud that I dumped...

That looks exactly like the crud that I dumped out of my fuel pump that was clogging up the system.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-30-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ehawk01
A couple years ago I fixed my leaky pump as well...

A couple years ago I fixed my leaky pump as well but on a 380sl. I ordered it from autohausaz.com. there was only one seal that I replaced along with the filter.


HengstPower Steering...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-29-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
sounds good. Is there a gas additive I should...

sounds good. Is there a gas additive I should use afterwards to keep this from coming back?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-29-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
How likely is it to recur?

How likely is it to recur?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-29-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 559
Posted By ehawk01
Question Cleaning and rec-oating rusty fuel tank?

I was planning to replace my rusted tank (following Jyuma's advice), but I can't seem to find the after-market tank in stock anywhere.

Plan B:
I found a local radiator shop that can clean, boil...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-27-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Having Trouble finding it in stock...

Just got a notice that the part was out of stock at Partsgeek. Anyone know who might also be selling these with inventory?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   05-03-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Was it common for mechanics to remove the tank...

Was it common for mechanics to remove the tank strainer from a 107? Would the tank rusting be a chronic sort of problem that some PO may have bypassed the strainer? Just asking because my pump was...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-30-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Does the fitting for the inside of the fuel...

Does the fitting for the inside of the fuel strainer bolt right up to the aftermarket tank?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-29-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
picture?

Do you have a picture of the tank connection?

I searched autohaus and pelicanparts, I do not see a distributer filter. How likely is it for debris to have made it past the fuel filter up to the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-29-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Question Would the strainer spontaneously rupture? Maybe...

Would the strainer spontaneously rupture? Maybe the PO cut a hole in it or left it out on purpose? Do the aftermarket tanks use the same strainer or a strainer at all?

I have a spare fuel...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-29-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
There is a strainer in the bottom to the tank...

There is a strainer in the bottom to the tank before the pump. Based on the contents of the pump, I am not sure how well that is working.

I believe that there is also the canister filter and...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-28-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Bought some time...

I removed the fuel pump and replaced it with a spare. After a few spins to prime the line again, she is running without the pump whine and without the intermittent stalling.

When I drained the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-24-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Given the whine of my relatively new bosch pump,...

Given the whine of my relatively new bosch pump, I was thinking about trying to clear it out. Has anyone had luck with reversing the polarity on the pump to clear out an obstruction?
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-24-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
What brand tank did you get? I was hoping for...

What brand tank did you get? I was hoping for plug and play.

Here is the tank I am looking at.

https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1983/mercedes/380sl/fuel_delivery/fuel_tank.html
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
When I first got the car 4 years ago, there was...

When I first got the car 4 years ago, there was some corrosion in the tank. It was cleaned out, but not re-sealed or coated or anything. I suspect that as little as I drive it, that there is a...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-23-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Question Clogged fuel system?

My fuel pump is whining more than I remember it doing. I am starting to wonder if the strainer is clogged. I filled up the tank last night and while it stumbled on heavy acceleration, it did not...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-21-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By ehawk01
Fluid Changed

It needed a change.

Tranny is shifting better. I hope it prolongs a replacement for a while.

Now I have a stalling problem to solve....
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-21-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By ehawk01
I may adjust the modulator to see if that helps.

I may adjust the modulator to see if that helps.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-21-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By ehawk01
Question Intermittent Stalling

My 380SL starts, idles and runs fine for a few miles then starts sputtering and then stalls. Pressing the throttle does not seem to do anything once it starts sputtering. Most times I can put the...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   04-19-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By ehawk01
Sun Valley

I have been talking to them for the last couple days. If the fluid change does not resolve things, that is my next step.
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