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Q: Cost to replace water pump? on 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E

I have a 1989 Mercedes 300 that needs to have the water pump replaced. The repair shop said I should also have the thermostat replaced at the same time. They gave me an estimate of $795. Is that a good price?
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WOW....$795, I'm in the wrong business!!!! If you can DIY $250. At a shop, around $375-$400. MORE than that and you are getting soaked.
You are driving Mercedes c280, so the "stealer" assume you have all kind of money in your trunk. I would shop around. look around your neighborhood for good repair shop. Mercedes are expensive to fix and not every tech knows what the hell is going on with Europeans cars. Sometimes it might be worth paying that much at certified dealer because a lot of independent shops have no clue about Germans cars. Good luck
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