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Old 04-29-2001, 09:42 AM
andy day andy day is offline
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Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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...My friend just changed the water pump, stat and radiator on his '91 560SEC. He now has it running at around the 85 mark in town and on the highway. He had all sorts of trouble getting the water pump off as it looks as if the guy that changed it before did not take too much notice of the different bolt lengths. The bolt at the bottom of the pump was longer than it ought to have been and even with the front damper all but off, we still struggled for a while before we could wiggle the puppy off ! Looks as if the previous pump was installed before the front accessories were installed (possibly as an engine rebuild on a bench). Once it was all back together, he told me the way he got rid of all the bubbles was to position the car on his drive, front end high and continually top off the water/coolant mix until all the bubbles disappeared. Seemed to work for him anyhow ! Might be worth a try...
1993 190E 2.0L (Euro.) sold
1991. 500 SEL (Euro.)
1991. 300 CE (Euro.) sold
1993. 500 E (U.S. spec.)
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