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Old 12-07-2002, 05:54 PM
JBoggs JBoggs is offline
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Water pump changeout, rookie project?

Got a leaky water pump on an 86 560sl. Pretty tight quarters but I can see it dripping under pressure. I've done several searches on the topic but what I really need to know is if this is a project for the neo-beginner? If it requires distributor removal, I think I'll pass. I've done subframe mounts, replaced a catalylist, recovered seats, stuff like that, but I am not really a craftsman.

MB wants $118 for the pump and gasket (pretty reasonable I thought) and I don't mind jumping in but I don't want to be over my head. So far, dealer guoted $650, local indy, $800, will talk with a couple of Euro guys next week.

Your thoughts please?


J. Boggs
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