The water pump on my 1978 350SLC Euro bought the farm the other day and I
want to fix it. I found out that the pump irself is cheap, around $100 US,
but the labor is not cheap, entailing roughly 7 hours @ $72/hr, plus the
place that will do the repairs doesn't want to use the $100 dollar pump,
they insist that I get it through them, for about $180 (!).
Anyway, my question is, can a person of modest mechanical skill with lots
of time and patience and the Mercedes service CD do this kind of job
himself? I'm not afraid of hard work and I'm in no special hurry, but I'm