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Old 06-29-2002, 09:13 AM
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Question 560sec, can I replace OEM fuel pumps with electirc aftermarket?

My 87, 560SEC has given up her fuel pump assembly to the rust gods. The cost to replace them is $$$$$$$ x many more. I have found several electric aftermarket pumps but am not sure of the results, nor the specifications to look for (flow rate, pressure setting). Also, what happens if I remove the accumulator? Do I install a check valve?
Please hurry, I miss my baby.


Mike McComb
87 560SEC (Baby)
77 450SL (Wife's baby)

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Old 06-29-2002, 03:30 PM
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I always use mercedes pumps and hardware in that department because I have seen fuel pumps from discount houses die in a year.

Current Stable:
1994 S500 v140, 210k miles, white with grey.

Former Mercedes in the Stable:
1983 300CD Turbo diesel 515k mi sold (rumor has it, that it has 750k miles on it now)
1984 300CD Turbo Diesel 150 k mi sold
1982 300D Turbo Diesel 225 sold
1987 300D Turbo Diesel 255k mi sold
1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 "300E" Amg Hammer 88k mi sold (it was really a 200, not even an E (124.020)
1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 06-30-2002, 12:24 AM
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The OEM Bosch fuel pumps are quite inexpensive (at least in the U.S.). Why use anything else?


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