My first post; hope I do it right. Anyway, today awful, nasty sounds erupted from my '86 420SEL in the area of the alternater or air pump. Loosened the alternater and freed the belt---sound still there, so figured it had to be the pump. It sounded ready to seize up so I just cut the belt and tossed it.
My question is: can I just run without it (no emmissions check in my county)? Will any vital function in the engine be affected. Can't really afford a new pump right now but would get one when I can to do the proper thing for the environment. Thanks in advance.
Rob Hudson (bladesmith)