Could be any number of things causing the problem. Proper diagnosis is a must!
What's wrong with my Mercedes?
Injectors do not last forever. Changing over to Monark nozzles can boost performance!
Yes, Kent has seen it first hand. Don't neglect this!
Top problems for diesel owners. Kent recommends starting with the basics
It is almost always a failed thermostat
Most of those annoying leaks can be fixed with our DIY kits
Good reference material if you plan to replace timing chain and related parts.
Before spending any money on a tired or ailing diesel engine - check the compression first
Diesel Purge can help you isolate the noise
Timing tends to retard over time with wear and chain stretch
Do it very soon unless you know it have been done within the last 50,000 miles.
Alert for all Diesel Owners - Check for loose Intake / Exhaust Manifold Nuts.
Failure of these chains can lead to catastrophic engine failure
Many are surprised to learn there is a filter down inside the pump
A special compound should be used - especially with steel bolts in aluminum threads
Usually means something is broken or loose in the engine compartment
Applies to 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 1972 to 1985
If not too far gone you can fix them - and yes it is a miracle!
These can be a little tricky to get on
Biodiesel is not too kind to rubber
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 3 of 5
You of course need the right wrenches - but if one or more won't adjust - what then???
When you engine wears out - look seriously at swapping in a different engine
They can be a little tricky to isolate
Pay attention! This is very common and can happen to you if you own a 1968 to 1985 diesel
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them. Part 5 of 5
You actually may not need a large tank to thoroughly clean them
This is how Kent deals with the problem
Best done from the front crankshaft bolt
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 4 of 5
If the engine has been overheated it is almost never "just a head gasket"
It takes work but with the right products and techniques you will be amazed
This can be difficult to diagnose
On some models this can be a difficult and frustrating job
Are you concerned about damage to the electrical components and sensitive electronics?
How to get the frozen nuts off and the stud back in safely
A real problem when changing an engine or the rubber mounts
Adjustment procedure must be followed properly!!!
Fuel injectors will need the most attention
Here are some of Kent's favorites - most you should carry in your trunk
You may have to make your own like Kent did...:-)
Monitor your engine temperature gauge in the morning for telltale signs.
Alert! Use at your own risk
Your inspection should always include this
Here are some quick checks you can do yourself to determine how good the engine is.
Do not neglect to give it Kents 30 day exercise program
This can be a sign that the engine has not been well maintained
Sometimes you just have to take a break from working on your diesel... :-)
At all costs avoid rounding out the hex head of the bolt!
Kent has been inspired to design his own series of ultimate shop lights
With the right paint and technique YOU can do it yourself!
Ball joints and pivot points should be lubricated on a 6 to 12 month basis
Too Cold think thermostat - too Hot think a number of possible causes
This is Kent's favorite
There is a better and cleaner way!
Now the timing marks don't line up - What do I do! - Help...
Be sure to check your radiator / expansion tank cap
An old hose can be very difficult to remove due to age and corrossion
The best way is to use an oil extractor
Most often this can be done without special tools using a helper and a heavy hammer
It could be a number of things causing the problem. Follow Kent's video series
With the right tool and a little know-how it is super easy.
You neglect the maintenance here and you WILL pay the price
Avoid the pain of having to drill or cut the bolts off
Tired of waiting for the glow plugs to heat up - we have the answer!
It is best if you can see and hear it run - if not some tests are essential
Sometimes they are really stuck on the shaft!
Don't just install the engine without taking care of a number of potential problems
Check Your Low Pressure Power Steering Pump Hose
These can be hard to see if your engine is dirty and you don't know the exact location
It is not the problem with the new nozzle - there are other issues that cause poor spray
Could be the starter itself, ring gear on the flywheel or a combination of both
A very common problem that requires MORE than just installing a new rubber gasket
6 part video series on reasons why you should or shouldn't
Listen and learn from a live video with sound.
Fan clutch can make metallic clinking noises
If you don't look closely this one can be hard to find!
This can be a real challenge if the problem comes and goes either warm or hot
If you use RTV you can create some real problems
If you don't fix it the problem will get worse and the coolant hose will leak
They can fall off especially if your exhaust system is sagging or not mounted properly
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them Part 2 of 5
How to determine if they need replacement
How can you do it without removing them from the engine?
Summary list of the most common causes and parts needed to fix them
We have a special kit with complete instructions so you can fix it yourself.
You can do it with magnets!