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Old 10-13-2007, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by whunter View Post
Vacuum filter dark black...

This was the only warning before the vacuum pump failed.

The piston shaft threads stripped, the nut worked down the shaft until it broke the vacuum pump cover.

Repair required locating a used pump at the local salvage yard.

The only other option was to buy a new vacuum pump.

Vehicle 1985 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo
Part: Diesel Vacuum Pump
D3000-11694 Diesel Vacuum Pump Pierburg IN STOCK $367.14

I will add more pictures later.
Seems too be the season for V/P failure. Those inline filters seem like a great idea. I'm going too buy a sack of them and put them on all my cars.

Have you ever had too replace that bushing on the intermediate shaft ?

1985 Euro 240D 5 spd 140K
1979 240D 5 spd, 40K on engine rebuild
1994 Dodge/Cummins, 5 spd, 121K
1964 Allice Chalmers D15 tractor
2014 Kubota L3800 tractor
1964 VW bug

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