DO NOT neglect your W123 hood hinge and firewall corner drains. The problems plugged drains can create arre many and the 123 sedans, coupes and wagons are more prone to front plugged water drains than any other model. This includes all 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD, 280E and 280CE built from 1977 to 1985. Broken and seized hood hinges, rust in and under the battery tray, rust holes near the firewall that allow rain water to run onto the cabin floors - this is what Kent has seen over and over again! Pay attention if you own a W123!!
In this instructional video Kent will show you where the drains are located and how to safely clean them without scratching the paint (which can lead to future rust), how to remove the battery box tray and inspect underneath it, how to inspect for leaks, and how to thoroughly lubricate the hood hinges so they will not seize up in the future.
Total run time 28:02
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