1998 C180 Water Pump has broke i think.

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jonnylewis

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Hi guys, so i think the water pump has gone on my 1998 C180 Espirit. only noticed it tonight when i ran out of petrol and went to tie on a tow rope. :eek: Got some fuel tho!:bannana:
it seems as tho it inly leaks when the engine is off. any advice, i could do with getting it sorted asap but first i need to know exactly what it could be.

Cheers.
 
You need to find out if it is leaking, put a large container like an oven pan under the belt pulley to monitor any over night leaks from the pump.

If it is leaking the coolant level in the radiator or expansion bottle, if you have one, will be dropping and the warning light will come on when the level is below what it should be. The temperature gauge will rise well above the normal 80c if you are loosing water when driving.

When driving you need to keep a very close eye on the instruments, if the pump is leaking or indeed possibly the radiator or associated tubes the engine will become very hot, if it goes above 90c, stop the car and check the coolant level and carry some spare water in the boot.

Any leak in the cooling system will start very small but will RAPIDALLY increase in a very short space of time.

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if it goes above 90c, stop the car and check the coolant level and carry some spare water in the boot.
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The spare water better be hot water in a thermos flask. It is best to avoid putting cold water into a hot engine.
 
If its any comfort replacing the pump on the 4 cylinder engine is much easier than the six cylinder engine so costs should be a lot lower. Febi Bilstein are a good replacement for a genuine MB pump which I think is actually a recon exchange unit now for that engine.
 
Cheers guys, thanks for the advice. it is definately leaking, my filler tank is bone dry this morning. just not sure whether to do the job myself or if it should be done by a garage. is it just a matter of un bolting it and replacing it or is it more complicated than that.
Thanks guys.
 
If its any comfort replacing the pump on the 4 cylinder engine is much easier than the six cylinder engine so costs should be a lot lower. Febi Bilstein are a good replacement for a genuine MB pump which I think is actually a recon exchange unit now for that engine.

Febi Pumps are new, not recon, no exchange!! I sell them.
Let me know the chassis number and I will get a good price for you.
 
Febi Pumps are new, not recon, no exchange!! I sell them.
Let me know the chassis number and I will get a good price for you.

Sorry I was not clear.
The febi pump is new---- its the Mercedes own one that's a recon exchange unit.
 

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