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Project Car: The Benz no longer drips fuel

Jeff Glucker May 15, 2017 Project Cars, The Benz 12 Comments

So I stopped the fuel leak… Eventually. #hooniversethings

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My 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 sedan is supposed to be the easy one. The safer one. I don’t know why I thought things would work that way, but I really did. Now I know the folly in this thinking. The other day I noticed a puddle under the rear of the car.

Bend down. Sniff. Recoil in horror and sadness, or shorror as I like to call it and realize I’m staring at the expensive fluid we all call fuel. Or gasolina if you’re Daddy Yankee.

A rubber hose which connects the fuel line to the fuel tank had become worn out and was dripping a steady flow of precious dino fluid on my garage floor. I was able to fix it, and in an amount of time that most of you would consider slow. 

Also, I now know that gasoline feels very cold on your body and eventually it leaves a nice rash on your skin. There was fuel… everywhere. Stay tuned for the video version of this adventure in the next Hooniverse Quick Shift.

  • “gasoline feels very cold on your buddy”

    So, you got a friend to do it?

    • Jeff Glucker

      haha! – Fixed

  • 0A5599

    “I was able to fix it, and in an amount of time that most of you would consider slow.

    …Stay tuned for the video version of this adventure in the next Hooniverse Quick Shift.”

    But in the end, you’re able to stretch it into two Hooniverse features (including the upcoming video), so it’s worth the few extra minutes.

  • “…an amount of time that most of you would consider slow.”

    I have a fairly lax standard for the rates of petroleum processes. I’m a geologist.

    • Alff

      So Jumping Jack Flash is a lie?

  • 1slowvw

    Must be something in that California gas. The local fuel has never left me with a rash. Although it does taste horrible.

    • Harry Callahan

      Antifreeze is sweet.

  • jeepjeff

    I’m sure we can arrange to dump more gas on you at Thunderhill. Removing the tank when it’s totally full is a team tradition now.

  • outback_ute

    Are the brake hoses still the originals??

    • If I remember correctly, they should be regularly rotated front-rear for disc brakes and diagonally for drums.

      • You should run a workshop, but watch out for catches (as in: liability).