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    W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    MODERATOR'S NOTE, 9-2-2017: This thread was cleaved off of the ACC Vacuum Pod Replacement HOW-TO thread, as the subject matter applies more to availability of the pods, as opposed to the pod replacement itself.



    CONFIRMING that pods 124 800 26 75 (defroster pod) and 124 800 02 75 (center vent flap pod inside evap box) are NLA from Mercedes-Benz.

    The pod 124 800 26 75 is still available as a Behr (OEM) unit from aftermarket retailers such as AutohauZ, but unknown for how much longer.

    The 124 800 02 75 is not available on the aftermarket. However, with care, it can be rebuilt with a new rubber diaphragm as available from Performance Analysis Co. in Tennessee.

    I **highly** recommend that you purchase a spare set of the 124 ACC pods to have as spares, if you are a long-term owner of these cars. You will need to utilize both MB and AHAZ+aftermarket sources.

    MB has dropped prices on the pods they do carry. Via http://www.mboemparts.com (MB Naperville, free shipping with "500EPROMO" code), current prices are:

    124 800 09 75 - $28.49 (lower footwell pod, rectangular)
    124 800 30 75 - $36.63 (recirc/fresh air flap pod, right side, 1994-95 / facelift models only)
    124 800 29 75 - $36.63 (recirc/fresh air flap pod, left side, 1994-95 / facelift models only)
    124 800 03 75 - $24.79 (diverter flap pod)

    From AHAZ, the Behr pod is 124 800 26 75 - $60.63 (defroster flap pod)

    I hope this helps folks. Generally when MB dumps prices on parts, it's a precursor to immediate "NLA" status. As it was, the 124 800 30 75 pod had to come from Germany -- not a good sign if they don't have it in stock here in the USA, given the number of W124s still on the roads.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    As you know - I bought these last week.
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    I have a much longer experience with W113s. In that case parts will be discontinued for a time and eventually come back. Is that the experience with W124s? Maybe it is too early in the cycle to determine?
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    I have a much longer experience with W113s. In that case parts will be discontinued for a time and eventually come back. Is that the experience with W124s? Maybe it is too early in the cycle to determine?
    There has been a fundamental change in MB's spare parts operations over the past ~10 years or so. They simply do not want the cost/overhead involved with storing parts for cars that are well beyond any extended warranty period. A number of W211 (!!) parts are already NLA and those are ~12 years newer than the W124.

    I don't expect anything NLA to "come back" unless there is significant demand, or if it's due to a legal issue of some sort.


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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    If that's true, what is the justification for the Classic Center? They can't continue with just the restorations they do - they've got to sell parts.
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    I have a much longer experience with W113s. In that case parts will be discontinued for a time and eventually come back. Is that the experience with W124s? Maybe it is too early in the cycle to determine?
    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    There has been a fundamental change in MB's spare parts operations over the past ~10 years or so. They simply do not want the cost/overhead involved with storing parts for cars that are well beyond any extended warranty period. A number of W211 (!!) parts are already NLA and those are ~12 years newer than the W124.

    I don't expect anything NLA to "come back" unless there is significant demand, or if it's due to a legal issue of some sort.

    GSXR is correct. What MB Classic does is bring back some random part like the Bundt wheels, or 190SL brake booster, or other random part, and tout it from the rooftops in their Classic Parts newsletter as "NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!"

    It's ONE SINGLE PART out of hundreds or thousands that are NLA.

    With regard to the W113, try finding a new fuel pump for one (same pump also fits the 300SEL 6.3 and other era MBs with the M130 engine). NLA for several years now. There are a fair number of Pagodas still on the road -- and this is a critical part that cannot always be rebuilt. What do you do if you want to keep your Pagoda original and need a fuel pump?

    I can see some items being NLA such as various colors of interior and exterior trim pieces, and such. But critical items like fuel pumps, is disturbing. MB has carried so much money in spare parts overhead for so many years in their warehouses, that they want to reduce this carried cost on their books, even at the expense of being able to support their customers.

    The Classic Center does the best that it can, but their hands are tied by the decisions that are made in Unterturkheim. When a part is NLA, it's just as NLA for the Classic Center as it is for any of us. The Classic Center may know a few short-cuts in retrofitting a cross-referenced or similar part, but bottom line is that they face the same problems as we do when it comes to parts availability.

    So don't be fooled when MB advertises the re-availability of ONE SINGLE PART as if it is supporting the whole chassis with every single part again. They're not. Not even close.

    I've got my set of spare pods, so I'm good. If your pods have never been replaced on your 124, they are reaching the very very end of their life at 25 years. It's probably a good idea to replace them, or at least have spares on hand, NOW. Because the four (or five) that do remain, are not going to remain available much longer now that MB no longer has one-third of them available.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    If that's true, what is the justification for the Classic Center? They can't continue with just the restorations they do - they've got to sell parts.
    They make much more money on restorations and used car refreshes/sales than they do selling parts alone. Just look at the amount of labor that goes into restoring one vehicle, and multiply that times how many they are doing at any given time. When you are charging $100+ an hour for labor (or whatever they charge for resto labor) it can be profitable.

    Plus the amount they charge when selling vehicles. They mark up the prices on the vehicles by 50-100% and have no problem selling them to willing buyers with just cosmetic work and perhaps a post-sale warranty.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Quote Originally Posted by nocfn View Post
    As you know - I bought these last week.
    Smart thinking. That set of pods may pay for your retirement someday.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Also renewed the insurance agreed value policy today, so either way I am set.
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Thanks Gerry and gang for alerting us of these NLA parts. I read through the entire thread.
    For a 1993 500E, am I to understand that the follow parts list is correct?
    Note that the red parts are those which are different from 1994+ E500s.

    In particular, the 124-800-00-75 I can find as BEHR OEM from AutohausAZ but their parts catalog lists this as not fitting my 1993 500E.

    Thanks.

    124-800-00-75 = Defroster pod (dual chamber)
    124-800-02-75 = Center vent pod (single chamber, twist-on)
    124-800-03-75 = Diverter pod (single chamber, small, attaches w/3 clips)
    124-800-04-75 = Recirculation / fresh air pod 1 (dual chamber)
    124-800-11-75 = Recirculation / fresh air pod 2 (dual chamber)
    124-800-09-75 = Footwell pod (rectangle, from VIN A289310, late 87 through 95, one required)
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Jlaa,

    I had to go look this up. For the defroster pod:

    124-800-00-75 is for early W124, up to sedan chassis B258236. This is before all USA-production 124.036 (possibly prior to all 124.036 production worldwide).
    124-800-26-75 is for early W124, as of sedan chassis B258237. The change happened in approximately May 1990 production (just prior to 1991 USA model year production).

    As always... never, ever trust online part vendor catalogs (AHAZ, FCP, not even Naperville). The EPC is the only accurate source for part numbers and VIN break data. They happen to be correct in this case however! And, your numbers are correct for the pre-facelift main air flap pods (#04 and #11).

    Side note: I do not know the difference between the #00 and the #26. HOWEVER, it is possible the difference is in the metal rod which attaches to the actuator; or the orientation of the vac fittings relative to the mounting bracket. The rods can be easily swapped out, and the pods can be re-clocked to change orientation of the fittings. Therefore, the it MAY be able to modify/convert a #00 pod to replace a #26. (For that matter, one of the dual-chamber main air flap pods might also be able to be converted. I haven't had time to put them side by side and check this out.)

    I tried ordering a couple of the #26 on 8/25 but they were not scheduled to ship until the next week; then I received an email 9/5 stating they are OOS and I won't be getting them.


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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Thanks GSXR! I was also finally able to look at the EPC again for my 1993 500E --- Chassis B972328 and as you indicated I verified these part numbers for the 1993 500E

    124-800-26-75 = Defroster pod (dual chamber) - NLA, but available as Behr OEM from AutoHausAZ
    124-800-02-75 = Center vent pod (single chamber, twist-on) - NLA - but can be rebuilt w/ new rubber diaphragm from Performance Analysis Co in TN
    124-800-03-75 = Diverter pod (single chamber, small, attaches w/3 clips)
    124-800-04-75 = Recirculation / fresh air pod 1 (dual chamber)
    124-800-11-75 = Recirculation / fresh air pod 2 (dual chamber)
    124-800-09-75 = Footwell pod

    Here is the EPC Snapshot.
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    I think I got confused because of posts #1 and #7 above, which suggests that 1993 and older cars do not use 124-800-26-75 ----
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Thanks for the additional info! My original Fruitbird post was from ±15 years ago, and was in reference to my 1987 300D. I'm not even sure if I had EPC access back then, and if so, I never thought to look at late 124's to verify the p/n's. Sad part is, that forum no longer allows editing posts so I can't even go back and update it with new info.


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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Are these numbers also applicable for the Euro non-automatic version? Not sure if non-auto HVAC utilizes the same number and type of pods. Can someone knowledgeable chime in here?
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Chassis number is B836867 if it helps
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Is this your full VIN (below)?

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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Yes, this is the full VIN number. Thank you for the screen shot. It looks like non-auto or rather Tempmatik uses only 2 vacuum elements, both for little over EUR 20, still available as far as I can see. Thank you very much Jlaa! Automatic HVAC is no doubt convenient but manual has it's advantages too, at least when it comes to spare parts...
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    Re: HOW-TO: Replacing W124 climate control vacuum pods

    Dave,

    I've actually had conversation's with Behr engineers. Mb use to throw some of these old parts in a huge order. Last pods I got, we're drop shipped from Behr warehouse in Atlanta.

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    A definitive guide to ACC Vacuum pods for both pre- and post-facelift 500E models:

    1992 & 1993 500E models (Pre-facelift):


    1. 124 800 26 75 - Defroster flap pod (NLA from MB; available aftermarket)
    2. 124 800 09 75 - Lower footwell pod
    3. 124 800 03 75 - Diverter flap pod
    4. 124 800 02 75 - Center vent flap pod, inside airbox (NLA from MB+aftermarket, aftermarket diaphragm available, see post #1)
    5. 124 800 04 75 - Recirc/fresh air pod, left side (available from MB, NLA on aftermarket)
    6. 124 800 11 75 - Recirc/fresh air pod, right side



    1994 E500 models (Facelifted*):
    1. 124 800 26 75 - Defroster flap pod (NLA from MB; available aftermarket)
    2. 124 800 09 75 - Lower footwell pod
    3. 124 800 03 75 - Diverter flap pod
    4. 124 800 02 75 - Center vent flap pod, inside airbox (NLA from MB+aftermarket, aftermarket diaphragm available, see post #1)
    5. 124 800 29 75 - Recirc/fresh air pod, left side
    6. 124 800 30 75 - Recirc/fresh air pod, right side



    *If your car has the factory dust filters, then you should use the part numbers from the "Facelifted" list above.

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Thanks for the alert.
    Is there a list of NLA parts?
    What y'all stocking up?

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeym View Post
    Thanks for the alert.
    Is there a list of NLA parts?
    What y'all stocking up?
    Yes, there is a constantly updated list of NLA parts in the Wiki.

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeym View Post
    Thanks for the alert.
    Is there a list of NLA parts?
    What y'all stocking up?
    Known-NLA part list is in the Wiki:

    https://www.500eboard.com/forums/wiki...NLA-Parts-List

    Please note this is NOT a complete list, if anyone has additional items to add (confirmed NLA by MB Classic Center, or a dealership via Paragon... NOT by any websites) we can add them to the Wiki list.

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    The link to NLA is a great resource, thx for sharing.
    Are there particular items that are worth stockpiling because availability in future from alternative sources such as ebay, pick n pull may be an issue?

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Again, there is a different entry in the Wiki as to what items that owners should stockpile.


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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Again, there is a different entry in the Wiki as to what items that owners should stockpile.
    Link to this list is here:

    https://www.500eboard.com/forums/wiki...Be-Accumulated

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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Just ordered all pods except: 124 800 02 75 - Center vent flap pod, inside airbox (NLA from MB+aftermarket, aftermarket diaphragm available, see post #1).

    Will keep these when I need them for the Renntech or the 93' at a later date.
    Driving without AC currently in the 93' and enjoying it.
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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    How easily Gerry gets me to part with my money. Ordered except 124 800 02 75 but put in an email to Performance Analysis.
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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Yea, I have been stockpiling parts for a while $$$$ whenever there is a threat of NLA listed on this site.

    Lower wiring harness was the last acquisition.
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    Re: ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Vacuum pods received. Four of them from MB, one from AHAZ (Behr).

    124 800 29 75 - 10/19/2015 manufacture date
    124 800 30 75 - 4/19/2017 manufacture date
    124 800 03 75 - 8/10/2016 manufacture date
    124 800 09 75 - 4/3/2013 manufacture date
    124 800 26 75 - BEHR aftermarket unit - 3/11/2014 manufacture date

    Also, as an update, the following Behr units are currently available on the aftermarket, as of 10-Sep-2017. albeit at higher prices than the normal parts discounters are selling them for as OE MB parts.

    • 124 800 26 75
    • 124 800 29 75 (for facelift cars only)
    • 124 800 30 75 (for facelift cars only)
    • 124 800 03 75
    • 124 800 11 75 (for pre-facelift cars only)


    It does appear that the following vacuum pod is available from MB sources, but NOT aftermarket sources. If you own a pre-facelift car, it would be a good idea to obtain it (along with the others appropriate for pre-facelift cars):

    • 124 800 04 75 (for pre-facelift cars only)

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Part Number Facelift
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    124 800 26 75 Pre/Post 1248002675.jpg NLA.
    Still shows $49.50 / $36.63
    $60.63
    124 800 09 75 Pre/Post 1248000975.JPG $38.50 / $28.49 NOT AVAILABLE
    124 800 03 75 Pre/Post 1248000375.jpg $33.50 / $24.79 $33.22
    124 800 02 75 Pre/Post 1248000275.JPG NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
    124 800 04 75 Pre 1248000475.jpg $44.50 / $32.93 NOT AVAILABLE
    124 800 11 75 Pre 1248001175.jpg $38.50 / $28.49 $38.18
    124 800 29 75 Post 1248002975.jpg $49.50 / $36.63 $49.09
    124 800 30 75 Post 1248003075.jpg $49.50 / $36.63 $49.09

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    I emailed Performane analysis to inquire about repair diaphram for 124-800-02-75 here is the response. Does this make sense?

    Need vacuum pod repair diaphragm for 124-800-02-75<

    It is NLA – buy a 124-800-03-75 and move part to 0275 . . .
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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by RicardoD View Post
    I emailed Performane analysis to inquire about repair diaphram for 124-800-02-75 here is the response. Does this make sense?
    That is incorrect information. The diverter pod (#03) is smaller diameter, and the diaphragm is too small to fit in the center vent pod (#02). I wonder if there is a pod from a 123 or 126 which might have the appropriate size diaphragm? 126 pod # 000-800-40-75 looks promising from the photo.

    Now that I think about it... you may be able to use a diaphragm from one of the dual-chamber pods to rebuild #02? I'd have to take one apart and double check though.

    Thanks for the confirmation that the ACD-2010 kit (to fix pod #02) is indeed NLA. Depressing news.


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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Got the same message from George Murphy.
    Sent this message to George Murphy. Here is his reply:

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    Looking for 124 800 02 75

    Vacuum pod for 1992 mercedes 500E. <


    It is NLA – buy a 124-800-0375 and move part to 0275 . . .
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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    I spoke to Renee and Bob prior to my vacation a few weeks ago to let them know to anticipate a run on vacuum pods for C126 and W124 could be on the way. Thank you for everyone going thru MBOEMPARTS.COM. The report was substantial order increase, and virtually for the same part numbers over the past few days. Thanks for using a vendor that works with us on shipping.

    A side note, a heat gun to "warm" up the body of a vacuum pod will help old plastic give a little. So when one goes to replace a bladder for a NLA pod, my suggestion is to PRACTICE using a pod or two that you are able to replace with new. A small screw driver or plastic pry tool is all it takes. Keep pressure on both halves from top and bottom, while gently pressing tabs. Loosen your grip as you go and the spring loaded halves will separate. It is rather simple to control, but practice first on an available pod and use a heat gun carefully to "soften" the plastic - DO NOT MELT
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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Dave: I think George Murphy at Performance in his curt reply means to move the actuator arm and not the diaphragm from one pod to the other. As I understand it you purchase pod XXX 0375 and drill out the rivet holding the arm. Remove the arm in the same manner from failed pod XXX 0275 and attach it to pod XXX 0375 with a rivet. Install the new pod with the old arm and you're good to go. I have no personal experience but recall reading this a while back.
    Is this a workable fix to the NLA pod ?

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by geraniumtr View Post
    Dave: I think George Murphy at Performance in his curt reply means to move the actuator arm and not the diaphragm from one pod to the other. As I understand it you purchase pod XXX 0375 and drill out the rivet holding the arm. Remove the arm in the same manner from failed pod XXX 0275 and attach it to pod XXX 0375 with a rivet. Install the new pod with the old arm and you're good to go. I have no personal experience but recall reading this a while back.
    Is this a workable fix to the NLA pod ?
    Peter, nope, that won't work either. The #02 and #03 pods are physically different sizes and also have different attachment methods. There is no way you can use the smaller diverter pod, or parts of it, in place of (or to repair) a center vent pod. With both in your hand it all makes sense. I should try to get a picture of each side by side.

    A better method would be to find a different pod (possibly from a different chassis) that uses the same diaphragm as the 124 center vent pod and use that as a donor for the internal diaphragm.


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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Peter, nope, that won't work either. The #02 and #03 pods are physically different sizes and also have different attachment methods. There is no way you can use the smaller diverter pod, or parts of it, in place of (or to repair) a center vent pod. With both in your hand it all makes sense. I should try to get a picture of each side by side.

    A better method would be to find a different pod (possibly from a different chassis) that uses the same diaphragm as the 124 center vent pod and use that as a donor for the internal diaphragm.
    Looking forward to a new solution for the 0275 pod repair dilemma. I need to replace/repair them in 2 of my 4 124's now as they are currently inop.
    Thanks for this great thread & information, I was able to get all new replacements for all 4 of my 124's with the exception of 0275 of course.
    I had emailed Performance as well, same story..
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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    It may be a good idea to contact the Classic Center (US and Germany) to see if they can/will commission another production run of the -0275 pods. They may not even be aware of the situation.

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Well I find myself in the same 0275 pod dilema. I'd been in contact with George Murphy two year ago and at that time he told me to use an 0175 pod but just move the 02's arm over. Fast forward to today, turns out that doesn't work. All signs point to his replacement diaphragm being the fix but I just read this thread and its NLA. Anyone have any updates or solutions?

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesDean View Post
    Well I find myself in the same 0275 pod dilema. I'd been in contact with George Murphy two year ago and at that time he told me to use an 0175 pod but just move the 02's arm over. Fast forward to today, turns out that doesn't work. All signs point to his replacement diaphragm being the fix but I just read this thread and its NLA. Anyone have any updates or solutions?
    Yep, see post #36-37 in this thread... can't use #01 either, those are also too small (#01 is only used on very early 124's, 1986 vintage, for the footwell flaps).

    As mentioned above, I believe you could purchase a dual-diaphragm vac pod and take it apart to extract the diaphragm needed to fix the 124 center vent pod. It also appears there may be a 126-chassis pod that could also be a donor, but we'd need someone who has some loose 126 pods to check into this.


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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    I have an extra dual-diaphragm unit that I ordered by mistake. I will check that when I get home.. but for others out there I did some digging:

    I emailed the classic center. They confirmed its NLA and suggested looking at the other pods in the car and maybe doing something with them.

    I suggested a 000-800-67-75 pod from a W126 which is single action and looked roughly the same size. Jon at the classic center took one apart for me and measured it. He believes it will work for the -02-75.

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    W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Luckily i have these 126 pods from my hvac rebuild on the C126
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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    George Murphy replied a bit after I posted. Looks like my dual action one has two inside it and I could scavenge it!

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Wait - is George Murphy selling the 2010 diaphragms again? I thought he said those were NLA?


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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    It looks like he is. I have not asked to buy any yet though. I wonder if George was referring to the pods being NLA in all the previous posts messages and not his diaphragms?

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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Good news all. I took apart my mistakenly ordered 124 800 29 75 dual diaphragm pod and transplanted the first stage diaphragm into the 124 800 02 75 successfully. I hooked up my MityVac to it and pumped it down. It took less than 5 inHg to fully open, more like 2-3. After 15 minutes there was no change in vacuum or pod position so I declared it fixed.

    The date on the post-it note was taken from a label on the pink plastic part of the pod.

    Dimensions are a little smaller than the original (it is 26 years old and has lots of wear, so that is expected).



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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    This is great, so sounds like we have two options

    1) Buy the 2010 diaphram from George Murphy $7.50 + $8.95 shipping (this needs to be confirmed multiple people inquired and he said NLA to more than one person)

    2) Buy 124 800 29 75 for $36 at mboemparts (as of 10/2017) and do the diaphram transplant per JamesDean's instructions.


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    Re: W124 ACC Vacuum Pod Availibility Update

    Its likely other (possibly cheaper) pods would be amenable to harvest too. The 000 800 67 75 would probably work too (of course needs to be confirmed).

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