Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tavares Florida
Posts: 11
Vacuum Pump needed for 83 300D Central FL

I am in need of a good working vacuum pump for my 83 300D. I am hoping to find it in Central Florida so I can come by and inspect and pay. If there is not a used one or if everyone would recommend a new one only then please tell me the best place (price quality) to buy one. Thanks Wayne

__________________
83 300TD
Wayne Bentley
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2010, 10:46 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Open Discussion Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,212
get one from fastlane.. it drop ships from somewhere in FL
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2010, 12:31 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 3,786
I have an extra piston style vacuum pump that I'm not using. I bought it to use on my 240D, which came with the diaphragm pump originally. Unfortunately, it interfered with the power steering belt, so I had to take it off (after driving 500+ miles home with no power steering). I'll sell it for twenty bucks plus shipping, but you can probably find one a lot closer.
__________________
Whoever said there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes never had a cheap Jaguar.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 362,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 30,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
88 Jaguar XJS V12 92,xxx miles. I should be in the garage now.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West of Ft. Worth. TX
Posts: 4,164
Unless yours has mechanical damage, why are you replacing the entire pump?
I believe we have the same pump and it is very easily rebuilt with a minor kit.
__________________
Sam

84 300SD 350K+ miles ( Blue Belle )
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Admiral-Third World Fleet
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Central FL
Posts: 3,068
If you feel like driving to Deltona, I have one or two...PM me.

Rick
__________________
80 300SD (129k mi) 82 240D stick (193k mi)77 240D auto - stick to be (153k mi) 85 380SL (145k mi) 89 BMW 535i 82 Diesel Rabbit Pickup (374k mi) 91 Jetta IDI Diesel (155k mi) 81 VW Rabbit Convertible Diesel 70 Triumph Spitfire Mk III (63kmi)66 Triumph TR4a IRS (90k mi)67 Ford F-100 (??)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2010, 11:44 AM
Craig
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDon View Post
get one from fastlane.. it drop ships from somewhere in FL
I agree; after having one fail and cause a bunch of engine damage, I would never install a used vacuum pump.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2010, 03:09 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 30,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by SD Blue View Post
Unless yours has mechanical damage, why are you replacing the entire pump?
I believe we have the same pump and it is very easily rebuilt with a minor kit.

Thoughts:
I am thinking that if you rebuild with the minor kit (I am assuming the kit that only replaces the Piston Seal and Valves $60-$70) the parts that can fail and damge the Engine are left untouched (these parts are in a different and more expensive kit).

So to do a whole rebuild you need 2 kits; the total cost of which cost close to the cost of a new Vacuum Pump that has a warranty.

There just does not seem to be a excellent cost effective answer.

Then out side of the actual Vacuum Pump is this:
New Vacuum Pump Ruined due to too much Timer Bearing End Play (the title from my notes).
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?t=258062&highlight=vacuum
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-13-2010, 09:03 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tavares Florida
Posts: 11
Thanks for the input. I think I am going to go with a new pump and not risk a catastrophic engine problem.

__________________
83 300TD
Wayne Bentley
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page