Originally posted by mike65
Whatsmore the car is 10 miles from said dealer...how far can you drive a beltless Merc 190e before something nasty happends?
Not familiar with your engine, but unless the water pump has its own belt, you cannot go very far at all.
Once improvised a short temporary belt on a car that spun just the waterpump. An idler pulley had seized. Got me home. Battery will provide ignition and fuel for quite some time without charge.
Best of luck.