armanijef

armanijef

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350sl 2003/4
Had a rear end shunt last year & now discovered that the petrol tank has a thudding sound .It can only be heard when tank is full so believe this a "baffle" that sits in the tank to enable equal distribution that has either loosened or broken off ?? Could a bad shunt have caused this failure as its quite loud now !The insurance engineers say their isnt such a thing in the tank but Merc dealer disagrees HELP !!!:
 

Gkinghorn

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E350 CDI Cabriolet - 2011
I believe it does indeed exist in some of the SL's tanks. Search the forum for r230 petrol tank and it should show all the previous posts about this and some methods of fixing it...

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Miffy

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Yes there is a baffle in the tank of the SL, quite a common failure and normally a tank out job. Speak to Cole@mbs if you get stuck, I believe he has a clever way to get these out.
 

television

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2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
Yes 4 baffles till DEC 02 then they added one as customers complained of the petrol swishing around, all of the extra ones were not welded in very well and they come lose. I know one guy who took out the pump unit and used a pair of long nose blacksmith pliers to wind it up and pull it out
 


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