Thread: Bad water pump?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:44 PM
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In My Mercedes I had to replace the waterpump twice. I got it down to 2 hours but first time took me 6! And...I had to take almost the entire front end off. Also this was a 1991 model. The waterpump still runs aftermarket, $170.00, online. Then, I had to park it on a steep incline with the nose up and bleed the system to get all of the air out. So not sure the electric pump is such a tough job or bad idea in comparison. I actually like the electronic waterpump and my understanding is the car will shut down before it overheats and blows a head gasket (which is what happened the first time my waterpump went out and I eventually had to replace that...Multiple ALL DAY JOB!!!). I wouldn't want to have to replace a head gasket on this baby.
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