If you are going to buy or have just purchased an older 5 cylinder Mercedes Diesel (1975 to 1985) the first thing you need to do is a good physical exam of the engine. Don't throw money at a car that has a dying engine. It is even better to do this BEFORE you purchase the car to prevent surprises and major pain in your wallet.
Check out what happened to us recently on our 1982 300D Project by CLICKING HERE!
This kit of special tools and hardware will let you do this critical doctors exam yourself. And you will save lots of $$$ - maybe even tons. This exam would cost you $300 to $400 at a shop. You will also save $40 over buying these items individually, and you could save thousands when this kit prevents you from purchasing the wrong car! The horror stories we hear regularly about bad diesel purchases are preventable.
We also have this kit available for 4 cylinder 220D and 240D (use the search box and enter Physical Exam).
The exam kit contains the following: Click on each related product link to read the full description or to purchase the item individually.
- Valve Adjusting wrench set with feeler gauges and detailed instructions. Note: A proper valve adjustment MUST be done before a compression test in order to assure accurate results.
- Diesel Engine Compression Tester with detailed instructions. A cranking compression test is the key to determining the internal physical health of the engine. And the engine is the most important and most valuable asset of the car.
- 60 inches of injector return hose and 5 heat shield crush washers. The fuel injectors need to be removed when doing a compression test. Replacement of the injectors will require replacment of the sealing washers under the injectors and the rubber injector fuel return hose.
- Fuel Injector Socket. A must have in order to easily remove the fuel injectors for testing.
- Advanced Fault Diagnostic Manual for Diesel Engines. This manual will walk you through diagnosing all engine staring problems, shut off problems, performance problems, noise problems and fluid leak problems. A must have for every 220D 240D diesel owner.
- As an extra bonus we will include a new 5 cylinder valve cover gasket FREE OF CHARGE. The valve cover gasket should be changed every time the valve cover is removed to prevent leaks.
If you already have one or more of the above items just order the others individually to complete your exam kit.
We are happy to send this item to Canada or International Customers.
Doing a compression check on a 61x diesel is not difficult if you have the right equipment!
IMPORTANT NOTICE PLEASE READ: We are removing one fitting from the box. You certainly do not need both of these fittings and may never even use the one remaining unless you really want to do a compression test through the glow plug hole on the older series style glow plug engines. We use this fitting in making one of our other products. In its place we will add a lemon head to help you with your repairs. :-)
How to view the PDF digital instructions:
Once you complete the purchase of this product you will be able to download the digital instructions immediately when you are logged in and on your personal account page (click on My Account). Any PDFs will show up under My PDF Manuals. You will be allowed three downloads, so please save the file on your machine for backup.