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Marty, ASE Certified Technician
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can you clean a fuel tank in a Mercedes 280 sl 1982

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can you clean a fuel tank in a Mercedes 280 sl 1982
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 4 years ago.
Hi, and welcome. My name is Marty. Effective cleaning depends on how much rust and debris has contaminated the fuel tank. On severely contaminated fuel tanks the best thing to do is to clean the tank and then have the tank coated on the inside with an epoxy coating to seal in any remaining rust. When coating the tank it is important to make sure that the fuel return pipe into the tank does not become blocked or else the car will not stay running. Epoxy coating of the fuel tank is very common with old tanks that are rusting inside. Click here for a product that is used to coat the tank.