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Pros and Cons Harbor Freight Vacuum pump
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Past Mercedes1979 300TD1982 300TD2000 E320 4Matic Wagon1998 E4301984 300SD1980 300SD Air Vacuum Pump with R134A and R12 Connectors http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96677Maintenance Free, No Moving Parts! Venturi-type vacuum pump removes moisture from air conditioning systems so you can safely add refrigerant. Easy to operate, just connect an air line and it pulls full vacuum within 2 minutes. Ideal for automotive air conditioners, home air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and more!Includes 1/2″ ACME (R134a) and R12 connectors Vacuum level: 28.3″ of mercury at sea level Air consumption: 4.2 CFM 90 PSI Air inlet: 1/4″” NPT Overall dimensions: 8-3/8″ L X 5″ W X 6-1/2″ HWeight: 1.75 lbs. ITEM 96677-8VGA$15.99 http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96677 Oh Great Hunter! How many times usage do you think I”d get for $15.99?I”ve seen those before on Ebay and assumed they might not finish one car. There”s just such a huge price difference!
__________________1979 240D, 4spd manual, Power Sunroof, manual windows, 147k miles, Pastel gray/Black MB Tex. 1991 300D 2.5 – Smokes like it”s on Crack! Oh Great Hunter! How many times usage do you think I”d get for $15.99?I”ve seen those before on Ebay and assumed they might not finish one car. There”s just such a huge price difference! I have one of those, and use it occasionally = at least 15 vehicles in ten years.You must be satisfied with a 28.0 inch vacuum, and have a high capacity air compressor = it uses a lot of air.. I wondered what venturi meant. Since I don”t have an air compressor, that ones out for me. Thanks for your expert advice, sir.
__________________1979 240D, 4spd manual, Power Sunroof, manual windows, 147k miles, Pastel gray/Black MB Tex. 1991 300D 2.5 – Smokes like it”s on Crack! Brandon, that one should be out for you due to the “quality of the vacuum”… not enough pull to count on it being effective on every vehicle…you are trying to boil off water through very small tubes…. and a good distance…. There is a huge difference in a positive displacement ( piston movement of the air ) pump and a venturi type… which is about like hooking up to a vacuum cleaner suction.. Remember that good pumps are also available to RENT…. two weekends at most would be the normal need IF you did find leaks on the first weekend you needed to fix during the week….. then vacuum and install refrigerant the next weekend… __________________1980 240d , chain elongation, cam marks reference:http://www.occupychristmas.org/shopforum/diesel-discussion/10414-help-i-need-check-stretch.htmlhttp://www.occupychristmas.org/shopforum/diesel-discussion/305365-9-degrees-chain-stretch.htmlevap fin cleaning:http://www.occupychristmas.org/shopforum/diesel-discussion/156207-photo-step-step-post-showing-w123-evaporator-removal-1983-240d-1982-300td.html?highlight=evaporator A/C thread http://www.occupychristmas.org/shopforum/diesel-discussion/297462-c-recommendations-mb-vehicles.html occupychristmas.org, LLC all rights reserved 1999 – occupychristmas.org, LLC takes no responsibility whatsoever for any technical assistance offered by anyone. The Risk is 100% yours.occupychristmas.org is NOT affiliated, sponsored nor authorized by Daimler AG.