How to clean a tank on Mercedes Sprinter 2?
You want to keep your Mercedes Sprinter 2 as long as possible and to do this you wonder about the fact of clean the tank of your car? Especially you would like to find out about advantages to do it but also on the way to do it. Indeed the tank turns out to be the first element of the injection mechanism of your car which allows supply it with fuel. Therefore it is really essential that it be in good condition inside your Mercedes Sprinter 2. This is why in this article we will help you to maintain your tank in order to properly preserve the injection mechanism of your Mercedes Sprinter 2 and therefore its engine. We will start by showing you the usefulness of cleaning the tank of your Mercedes Sprinter 2 but also how to do it and finally we will give you tips for maintaining it.
Why clean the tank of your Mercedes Sprinter 2?
With the time of water penetrates inside the tank of your Mercedes Sprinter 2, and this produces rouille and corrosion . Indeed, although you are careful, when you refuel your Mercedes Sprinter 2, you bring air into the tank. However, this air contains more or less water depending on the environment in which you are, whatever the case, because of temperature variations especially between night and day, this will create condensation inside the tank. So this small amount of water will gradually stagnate at the bottom of the tank and create corrosion and residues. You should also know that this process will be favored, when you drive with the tank almost empty.
So concerning the maintenance of your Mercedes Sprinter 2 it is important not to neglect this problem over time because it could risk to inject particles inside the injection mechanism. And even if there is a oil filter devoted to filtering these particles and water, the more the tank is deteriorated the more it could butcher quickly enough the filter. Therefore, in the event that the latter is no longer efficient enough, then the injection system will deteriorate more quickly. In addition, in cold weather, water present inside the mechanism could freeze et block the filter and the fuel pump therefore the fuel will not reach the engine properly.
To synthesize cleaning the tank gives you the opportunity to extract the water, remove corrosion, rust et the particles that have formed over time. This will allow you to keep the injection mechanism and your engine. Without that if the injection mechanism will no longer be efficient enough and your vehicle risk of grazing, avoir power losses and then do not start again. For more information, you can consult the following tutorial: power loss problem Mercedes Sprinter 2.
How to clean the tank of your Mercedes Sprinter 2?
Be aware that these repairs can be dangerous because you will be handling a flammable liquid. We advise you to do this kind of procedure only in case you have mechanical knowledge and tools required. Then you will need to be well equipped with protective gloves, of eyeglasses to avoid gasoline projections and also that you keep away from all sources of heat.
Then the tank is installed on the back of your car, so in order to access it you will need to remove the back seat of your Mercedes Sprinter 2.
Clean the tank without removing it on Mercedes Sprinter 2:
As soon as you have access to the tank, you will be able to see the fuel pump which is installed on the tank. You will first have to unscrew to reach the tank. When this is done, you will need to pump fuel inside the tank with a pump. Finally rub the bottom of the tank with a clean cloth to remove residue. Finally, when you have washed everything, you can add clean gasoline, reposition the fuel pump and replace the rear seat.
Clean the tank by removing it on Mercedes Sprinter 2:
First of all you will have to reach the tank by the back seat in order to siphon gasoline and so lighten the tank. So do the same technique stated before.
Then it is necessary that you place your car on a flat surface and you elevate. To do this, take a jack et a candle to make the elevation more reliable. When this is done, stand under the car and identify the screws that hold The reservoir. Also remember to spot the fuel filter hose that will have to be disconnected. Finally as soon as you have examined everything and if the tank is practically empty, take protective glasses, your tool box and start to remove the tank from its base.
Then, once the tank is removed, start with empty leftover gasoline. Apply degreasing inside the tank, or maintenance treatments provided for this purpose to remove rust and residue. Leave on for the recommended time, in general 24 hours. Then you will have to wash with a high pressure water jet. When you have rinsed everything well you will have to wait until the tank is very dry before refueling.
Finally when you have degreased, rinsed and dried the tank you can put it back. Consider upstream clean the joints, you can also take the opportunity to replace the fuel filter of your vehicle. For more details on the fuel filter, do not hesitate to consult the following article: When to change the fuel filter on Mercedes Sprinter 2? but also Where is the Mercedes Sprinter 2 fuel filter? Finally, add clean, quality gasoline.
How to maintain the tank of your Mercedes Sprinter 2?
In the future you can anticipate a maintenance of the injection mechanism by a professional, this will cost you between 40 and 80 €. This consists of inserting additives through a machine inside the system in order to keep it.
Otherwise you can also insert additives yourself inside the tank in order to preserve it from water, rust and corrosion. But be careful to choose compatible products. Before doing this kind of manipulation we suggest that you educate yourself, especially by consulting the maintenance guide for your Mercedes Sprinter 2.
To conclude: The maintenance of the fuel tank on a Mercedes Sprinter 2 will be important since it will keep the injection mechanism in good condition and so this will allow you to consume less fuel but especially of keep your engine.
To go further in the maintenance of your Mercedes Sprinter 2, you can consult the other articles on the Mercedes Sprinter 2.