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Old 02-08-2006, 12:45 AM
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Laso or Graf Coolant pump for my C230?

I see that there are two different water pumps for my C230 (M111.974) and was wondering if one was better than the other? In Canada, the Laso can be had for $196 and the Graf is $127. The dealer wants $309.00 for whatever one they have (I assume it's one of those) so I'd like to buy from a third-party supplier.
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From what I've read here, anecdotally the Laso is supposed to be a better brand. I put in a Laso in mine last year, and so far it's working fine.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:17 PM
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i agree, use the laso brand pump
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:42 AM
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Both are Italian castings! The Graf uses the "OE" bearing & seal assembly made by INA..

Graf owns over 50% of Laso!
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Both are Italian castings! The Graf uses the "OE" bearing & seal assembly made by INA..

Graf owns over 50% of Laso!
So you would consider them equilvelents? Laso always has the higher price - and so many people equate that with quality when it often isn't so.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:16 PM
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Graf is THE best aftermarket pump for MB!

Warranty failure rate is less than 0.05%
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What pump comes with the star on it?

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Old 02-10-2006, 04:10 AM
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Graf is THE best aftermarket pump for MB!

Warranty failure rate is less than 0.05%
Good, now I'm happy the worldpac place I ordered from shipped me a Graf even though I ordered the Laso
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Maybe the important choice is to use MB coolant or at least avoid the coolants with silicates (see ingredients on the jug). I wonder if the silicates accelerate the wear of the water pump bearing?
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