W208 CLK Fuel cap drain hole

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  1. steveoelliott

    steveoelliott Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    It looks like my drain hole for water / overspilt fuel around the fuel cap is blocked, since it is not draining.

    What's the best thing to use to unblock it, a pipe cleaner?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Ted

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    I have cleaned blocked drains with curtain wire in the past.
    Longer and more flexible than pipe cleaners.
     
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    steveoelliott

    steveoelliott Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks...

    I assume a rubber tube takes it from the fuel filler area to the floor underneath the car. I would worry a curtain wire might go through the tube if it were sharp.
     
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    Ted MB Club Veteran

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    I'm guessing the same, but curtain wire is plastic coated - no way will it go through the drain tube. It's that mega flexy stuff your mum used to gang her nets on :)
     
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    Sorry, 'hang her nets on' :)
     

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