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Old 08-03-2004, 12:03 AM
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Where can I get a Mity Vac ?

Hey.....

I am looking to buy a Mity Vac since my transmission is shifting a bit funky. I noticed that Performance Products has it for 60+ dollars. Any other place that might carry this item ?

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Old 08-03-2004, 12:13 AM
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I just got one from Autozone for $26.00. It is the plastic kind, but some of the real "answer guys" from this forum have said they have used them for years, so that was good enough for me. Pepboys also had them, but they were $36 or $39 bucks. There are always some on ebay too.
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Old 08-03-2004, 05:50 AM
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Harbor Freight also carries them. Check out their web site to see if they have a store near you, or order from their catalog, or web strore.
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:31 AM
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found it... thanks guys

Mity Vac for 29.99
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:40 AM
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found it... thanks guys

Mity Vac for 29.99
I use Harbor Freight all the time but for this..... just go to autozone or the likes. By the time you add shipping from H.Freight the cost is just the same and you can pick it up any day you want. Also it supports business in your own community and all that nice stuff.

return if it breaks etc. will be easier from local place to!
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Mity Vac for 29.99
Forgive me for being so persnickety, but I don't think the item in the link is the one you want unless you already own a vacuum gauge that you plan to use in conjunction with the Mityvac. I think (please correct me if I'm wrong) that you want a model that includes a gauge and a bunch of other adapters, not just the brake bleeding stuff. At the same site, it's this one (plastic) or this one (metal) . I think shipping is free on orders of $50 or more from them.

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Old 08-03-2004, 10:48 AM
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Eskimo.

They both are nice but for $5 more he
could have gotten this one.

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/MIT-4050.html


I have it and its nice an works like a charm.
More stuff with it to.

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Old 08-03-2004, 10:54 AM
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Get the Mityvac WITH a vacuum guage. Or an equivilant. It does not have to be a Mityvac. But the guage is a must. You hand pump the vacuum unit and the guage should show the system holding the vacuum. If it does not, due to a broken diaphram, then the guage continues to drop to zero. If it is OK the guage should hold steady until you release the valve on the Mityvac. Sooooo! the bottom line is you want a guage.
I do not have a Mityvac brand. I got mine locally at a auto parts store. It works just as well as the Mityvac.

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Question Also Looking for a MityVac

I am also looking for a MityVac. I have a newby question: Do you have to have an air compressor to use a MityVac or can you buy one that does not require hook up to an air hose?

Any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:23 PM
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They both are nice but for $5 more he
could have gotten this one.

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/MIT-4050.html
THAT is the kit to buy - the Silverline 4050 kit, and The Tool Warehouse has the best price I know of at $59. I have this kit (bought it 5 years ago and paid ~$100 for it!), it works great, and I recommend it to every Mercedes DIY owner.

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Old 08-03-2004, 07:20 PM
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Sorry to hijack the tread.

Gsxr.

Do you know what those white plastic discs
are for, the ones with the holes in them?

The manual doesn't make any reference to them.

Thx.

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Louis,

I have not used them - however, I believe they fit common size Mason (canning) glass jars, as part of a fluid transfer system. Perhaps someone else can elaborate...

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Old 08-04-2004, 07:30 PM
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THAT is the kit to buy - the Silverline 4050 kit, and The Tool Warehouse has the best price I know of at $59. I have this kit (bought it 5 years ago and paid ~$100 for it!), it works great, and I recommend it to every Mercedes DIY owner.

Me too. I bought it through Snap-On though. They still have it listed for $105 on their website ( http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_det.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=57631&group_ID=1421&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog ).
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:53 PM
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damn, big difference in price depending where you buy it from
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