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 > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2008, 10:47 PM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
looking to buy a good vacuum pump......

im thinking a robinair 4.0cfm. any thoughts or opinions?http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/robinair/vacuum/15400.htm

i like the features this one has

__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:03 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,263
I got a pretty decent Mastercool 2-stage 5-cfm 25-micron pump for just over $200 from ackits.com. I don't know if they also carry Robinair.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:21 PM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
thank you Matt L. it looks like that may be the better deal with the same features.
__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2008, 12:52 AM
Emmerich's Avatar
M-100's in Dallas
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 678
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmaysob View Post
thank you Matt L. it looks like that may be the better deal with the same features.
You can use an a/c compressor as a vacuum pump
__________________
MB-less
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-12-2008, 01:50 AM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmerich View Post
You can use an a/c compressor as a vacuum pump
uh, i dont think that would pull a low enough vacuum. besides, i want a nice professional unit that i will only have to plug in and hook the yellow hose to when i want to use it.
__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2008, 12:10 AM
Emmerich's Avatar
M-100's in Dallas
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 678
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmaysob View Post
uh, i dont think that would pull a low enough vacuum. besides, i want a nice professional unit that i will only have to plug in and hook the yellow hose to when i want to use it.
If you went to Grainger or some place like that, I might bet a vacuum pump is interchangeable with an a/c compressor, just different fittings.
__________________
MB-less
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2008, 08:29 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: DFW / Collin County Texas
Posts: 1,882
I too recommend Mastercool. It's what I have, and I think I paid about $200 for it. For my purposes (vehicles and occasional appliance or home HVAC use) it is perfect. Robinair are nice but a little pricey.

Whatever you do, don't get one of those venturi vacuum pumps. In my experience the vacuum is so weak that they are only usable when it's 100 degrees outside AND you have the engine running with the hood down generating as much heat as possible (to aid in boiling off moisture). Plus they can take a year or two of life off your air compressor...

__________________
08 W251 R350
97 W210 E320
91 W124 300E
86 W126 560SEL
85 W126 380SE Silver
85 W126 380SE Cranberry
79 W123 250
78 W123 280E
75 W114 280
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 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, 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