You know, those oil leaks are why your frame is still good.
The two months it was down was the longest it's sat since I owned it. Anyway, the ethanol laced fuel that I'm stuck using in Illannoy, started to destroy the downstream end of the Chinese fuel filters from the inside out. All that de-laminated plastic ended up in the carbs, raising all kinds of havoc.
Are any of the places list in Pure Gas near you?
I'm fortunate to have one near me. I've switch to ethanol free for my power equipment.
It fits a couple of mid-80s Toyotas, but even there its only for a couple of years. The saving grace is that it apparently also fits a large number of forklifts and similar, so the damn thing should remain available for the foreseeable future. That is the problem with Mercedes - make one small change so let's redesign half the car! When they had to add a particulate trap for the 1985 300D and 300SD, in typical MBZ fashion, they redesigned the entire intake system instead of using the federal style. Hell, my mechanic told me that he once worked on a grey market 300D with a manual (of course, not sold to effete Americans) - apparently the entire engine casting was different!The one on the left looks about the size for our Smart.
This almost made me spit my lunch all over my laptop.
Several years ago, I was getting some training at one of our plants in S. France. At the end of the first day of training, I was asked if I had an Uber account so I could get a ride back to my hotel. I didn't(still don't)and said that I was told that you guys had a car I could use this week. Yes, they did, but it was a Citroen Xsara with a manual transmission and they thought I wouldn't be able to drive it because I lived in the US. Rubbed my jet lagged eyes, said gimme the keys, and proceeded to tear up their parking lot, doing parking brake u-turns in the process. I had the little turd the rest of the week.
Because it was such a nice shifting transmission, I got one of the guys I was working with get me to junk yard where I picked up an old shift linkage. I handed it to the guy who gave me the car and said, sorry, used to my Jeep.