W123 230E Petrol tank removal

Discussion in 'Engine' started by davidstanton99, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. davidstanton99

    davidstanton99 New Member

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    Hi

    I am looking to remove the fuel tank on my 1985 W123 230E in order to give it a degrease and acid clean. Does anyone have experience of removing the tank?

    I have removed the sender, drained the tank, disconnected the fuel line to the fuel pump and have removed the four nuts that hold the tank to the body of the bar, but the tank won't budge. Am I missing something? Is there another retaining nut? Maybe it's stuck through age.

    Any comments appreciated


    Thank you
     
  2. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    davidstanton99

    davidstanton99 New Member

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    Thanks Grober - I'd already read these pages, but the sentence that reads "remove the fuel tank" is the bit that is presenting me with a problem!
     

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