W124 fuel tank for spare wheel - how rare is it?

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  1. SilverSaloon

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    Have you checked out how much they cost new?

    I wouldn't bid any more on one until I knew that :)

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    it can't be a bargain at £60. It holds spare fuel; how many times have you needed spare fuel in your life? If you were prone to running out then a standard can is about £10 - so how much more for the convenience of one that stashes away neatly? Double? Triple? Got to be max £30 hasn't it?
     
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    arent these still available from the dealer?

    What makes this one so special for a W124? just looks like the one from the W202 , W210 etc etc.

    Now where is the link to the W202 parts catalogue. :)
     
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    there were 3 reasons i considered a bid:

    (1) if i decided to "twin tank" my VEG running stuff then it would of made a nice 2nd tank (only need a few litres of diesel to start/stop the car on). :D

    (2) i like the fact i have a spare fuel tank hidden away ;)

    (3) i like to have these rare options on my car as i'm a self-confessed 124 geek :) :D

    i dont know if these are available new now anyway???

    I wonder if partsspecialist can shed any light on whether they are still available for 124 or 210....
     
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    In that case you are right - it is worth more than £30. Sounds like others have the same idea if your bid was not enough - what was the winning bid?
     
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    just under £60 ( just over my max bid). i bid at the last few seconds.

    Gutted, but over the weekend i also bought this:

    its brand new, never used. Probably spent over the odds on that but, again, its worth it to have a brand new bit of wood and all my wood should then me shiney and scratch free :)
     

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    Surely this is just a 'jerry can' ... not designed to be plumbed in to the vehicle??

    Shouldn't a 2nd tank be permanently mounted, with easier & safer access for filling?

    With a tank in the middle of the spare wheel you'd presumably have to disconnect it to get the spare out ... wouldn't want to do that in the middle of the night by the side of the road!
     
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    I agree with all that - but i probably wont be twin tanking the car anyway (as i dont think there is any need to), but it would be a good tank to do so. i guess it would be modified if i were to do the twin tank route.... but that wasnt my main reason for being interested in it...

    I presume it screws into the middle of the wheel - not too hard to remove for filling....
     
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    I want one of those but with the openings for heated seat switches too - would whoever you got that from have such an item?
     
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    hi

    i may have one for sale :) PM me.

    i bought it and its almost mint, and was going to add "fake buttons" - as i dont have the heated seats. However i then saw the correct non-heat seats one brand new on ebay so i also bought that. I need to recieve and see the non-heat one 1st to ensure it is brand new etc before selling the other wood though as i will still fit it if i need to.
     
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    Hi all regarding the fuel tank, it is a jerry can holding 7 litres with an unleaded size filler neck to fit in conjunction with the spacesaver spare wheel.
    Part no is B67580038 and fits:
    A-class / W 168 (10/97 - 02/01)
    A-class / W 168 (03/01 - 08/04)
    C-class / W 202
    C-class / S 202 (05/96 - 05/97)
    C-class / S 202 (06/97 - 02/01)
    E-class / W 124
    E-class / A 124
    E-class / C 124
    E-class / S 124
    E-class / W 210
    E-class / S 210
    S-class / W 220 (10/98 - 08/02)
    CL-class / C 215 (10/99 - 08/02)
    CLK-class / C 208 (ab 06/97 bis 07/99)
    CLK-class / A 208 (ab 06/98 bis 07/99)
    CLK-class / C 208 (ab 08/99 bis 04/02)

    IT LOOKS LIKE MB HAVE STOPPED DOING THESE AS THEY ARE NOW BLOCKED FOR SALE
    AND NO STOCK IN GERMANY
    THERE IS ONE LEFT IN THE COUNTRY (IF NOT THE WORLD) BRAND NEW, IVE SPOKEN TO HIM
    AND HE'S WILLING TO DO A DEAL ON IT.:D

    Dealer is John R Weir
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    Scotland
    01324 666100
    Part B67580038
    Retail £57.73 inc
     

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    So who called the dealer first!
     
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    That'd be me to make sure he had it etc :D
     
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    So why did not you buy it at a discount and sell it on fleabay for a profit:D
     
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    you also need the fitting kit to do the job properly :)

    part number

    MB67580032

    that should be the long wingbolt and washer to hold it in place - costs about a fiver (or should I say used to :))
     
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    The beauty of these cans is that they are so well built you don't get any fuel smell/vapour, whereas you always do with the plastic aftermarket ones.

    These are worth big dollar and you can frequently find them on German ebay.

    I have about 5 of these (not for sale !) and it is nice to have these in the car or the garage.

    These will often sell for 100gbp plus on German ebay now as these are NLA from main dealer.

    They simply slot into the spare wheel tray and you simply punch out the plastic stopper in the base for the can retaining bolt to slot through - the piece on the car already has the inner threads to accept the bolt....nice to see MB considered that every MB might have one of these.


    talbir
     
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    eek.... just recieved this and its not brand new at all!!!!!!!!!! I bidded £117 for this part on the condition it was brand spanking new..... however its got a couple of scuffs on it and lots of surface scratches!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Glad I didnt win that auction then. That's alot for a scratched one, I hope you get your money back, clearly misdescribed.
     
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    Did you bid?

    its in excellent "used" condition, but it was described as BRAND NEW, so i thought i'd be getting something never fitted and as good as it comes if i got it from the parts dept.

    i'd be happy to negotiate a partial refund (email sent to seller)..... as it is "good enough" for me - however i wouldnt have bidded anywhere near that if i knew it was used. If a sensible partial refund is not offered then i'll send ti back for a full refund, as i am sure i'd be able to get a similar condition one for less than half that!
     

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