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nbutze
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Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:34 pm

1985 300GD

I thought I matched the engine numbers to this “newer” pump, but I am not seeing how to make use of it with out being able to bolt the fan to it. Does that hub come off the old pump somehow?

Thank you!
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Chris
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Re: Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:52 pm

The style you want to replace is around $30 for genuine MBZ part. The new one you have must have been expensive.

dcurbet
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Re: Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#3 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:56 pm

Go by the vin on those I made that mistake with my 240gd

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Fernando BR
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Re: Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#4 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Early 460 240 and 300GD uses same waterpump used on sedans. After engine sequencial number 0011XXX MB changed to the expensive WP you bought . Its also used on old sedans.In the truth EPC shows 3 WP versions G used 2 and sedans 617 96x only the one on the engine in the pic

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Fernando BR
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Re: Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#5 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:42 pm

Looking better at EPC i saw WP #14 is a 616 part so may be its the one used on 240GD.
300GD used #8 untill engine 11 xxx
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blueg
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Re: Do I have the correct water pump?

Post#6 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:30 am

Order engine parts by engine number. We can only know if the engine is original to the truck by that verification.
Many G's have had engine swaps and transplants without the selling owner even being aware unless he's done engine work himself.
Often mechanics won't even tell a customer about the mismatched engine as I'm sure that's seen as some job security.

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