Changing fuel tank strainer (W210 E300 TD Saloon)

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first raise rear of car, support securely (axle stands, ramps etc) and choch wheels. go under the car and locate the strainer and outlet hose, roughly above the diff. it should look like this (pic 1)

then remove the protective boot that covers the strainer. it just pulls off. slide it along the hose out of the way like this (pic 2)

at this point, i removed the end of the hose attached o the metal fuel pipe under the car to start the fuel draining.
remove the trims from inside the boot behind the rear seat. 2 clips under the carpet, 2 screws at the sides and it should slot out from the side trims and the metal lugs at the top. (pic 3 has trim, pic 4 with it removed)

undo the 13mm nuts holding the tank in at each side (pics 5 gives an idea of location)
 

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having got the trims etc out and the tank unbolted, slide tank off its mounting studs and lift as high as possible. i used wooden blocks to hold it up as required. (pic 1)

if you then look under the tank through the gap left, you can see the strainer and the outlet pipe quite easily. i used a big adjustable spanner on the strainer and a 19mm open ended spanner on the outlet hose. (pic 2)

simply undo the hose, remove from the strainer, then undo and remove the strainer itself. hopefully the tank should have very little fuel in it by this point. when refitting, just do the reverse, refit strainer before attempting to refit the hose. i tried to fit hose to strainer first and strainer refused to line up with the threads in the tank correctly. id also advise changing the clip on fuel hose clip on the other end of the outlet hose for a proper jubilee type clip. they can be tightened up a little tighterafter removal, unlike the clip on type.

i hope this is useful to others! mods feel free to move to DIY if its of sufficient use/quality!!! :lol::lol::lol:
 

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