I had to replace the water pump on my 90 300ce today, I think mine is about the same as yours. I have a very good friend that ownes a independant MBZ shop. The new pump cost $279.00 and he charged me $300.00 labor. It's a hard job, and I trust him.
Before I got this car, he told me a water pump was around $600.00, Valve Job $1000.00 etc.
I think you should get it done for around $650.00.
I wonder how much it would cost for a Cad Northstar V8?
My bet, it would be a lot more $$$$$
Anyone know if I paid to much?
Sandals (size 11)