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$19.50

Heavy Duty Reinforced Rubber Jack Stand Top to Body Protecters

Best way to protect the underside of your car from rust and to keep the jack stand from slipping

Over the years Kent has used a number of different things to place on top his jack stands to prevent damage and for added security. He has even tried some of the commercially available jack stand plastic covers. Nothing has proven to work better than the special cut reinforced hose shown here.

$38.95
Currently out of stock.

6 Wheel Reinforced and Padded Kneeling Creeper

Save your knees and lower back with this comfortable creeper

This is the best one Kent has ever used and he has tried quiet a few kneeling "aids". With 6 wheels this one is strong enough not to break in the middle. In indents with the knee foam are very comfortable.

$118.00
Currently out of stock.

W126 300SD Rear Suspension Springs Set of 2 ( Used )

Sagging Rear End? These can also be used to beef up a W123 if you want it to haul more weight.

If your rear end is sagging and you find your springs are rusty then they probably need replacing. Rust definitely weakens these coil springs.

$225.00

W126 300SD Rear Axle - Used

Fits 1981 to 1985 300SD right or left side. Solid original axle in very good condition

Very solid used rear axle removed from a 170,000 mile SD. Rare find today.  Joints are tight no lateral slop. Rubber boots are way above average and have no major cracking and no evidence of leaking.

 

 

$9.95

Wheel Painting Tire Masking Dam for 14 and 15 Inch Wheels

Allows you to quickly paint your wheels without removing the tires - better than masking tape!

Have you ever tried to mask off your tires with paper and tape before painting the wheels? If you have I am sure you are laughing right now. Doesn't work too hot...Hard to get any tape to stick to the rubber tire.

$11.75

Mercedes GENUINE High Temp Antifriction Wheel Bearing Grease

Special application wheel you really want to drive fast! :-)

This green colored grease is specially formulated to work on any Mercedes from wheel bearing. Comes in a tube that is enough to do two front wheel bearings and inside hubs. If you drive at high speeds this is your best grease to prevent bearings from overheating. 

$279.00
Currently out of stock.

126 Chassis Lower Front Suspension Ultimate Restoration Kit

300SD 380SE 380SEC 420SEL 560SEL 560SEC 300SDL 300SE 300SEL 350SDL 1981 to 1991

Front suspension overhaul is almost always left until one has fixed everything else on the car. We know that most owners can live with some looseness in the suspension, especially when you consider the age of the 126 chassis.

$148.95

126 Chassis Rear Bilstein Shock Set of (2) COMFORT

PDF Digital instructions included

Fits 126 Chassis 1981 - 1991 EXCEPT 560SEL. The best way to restore the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well. These are OEM COMFORT shocks that give you the smoothest ride.

$188.00

116 126 Chassis Rear Bilstein Shock Set of (2) - HEAVY DUTY

Fits all models with standard suspension - for firmer ride with heavy loads - PDF Digital Instructions cover W126 chassis only principles are the same for the W116

Fits all models list below without Self Leveling Rear Suspension. The best way to upgrade the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new HEAVY DUTY Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well.

126 left upper control arm
$56.50

126 Chassis Left (Drivers side) Front Suspension Upper Control Arm

For all W126 sedans and coupes 1981 to 1991

This is a common wear item on high mileage 126 chassis. It will start out as a clunking noise when you go over rough ground. When real bad it will be hard to get your car to track right down the road  (it will want to wander) and you will experience rapid and uneven tire wear..

126 right upper control arm
$54.95

126 Chassis Right (Passenger side) Front Suspension Upper Control Arm

Fits all W126 sedans and coupes 1981 to 1991

This is a common wear item on high mileage 126 chassis. It will start out as a clunking noise when you go over rough ground. When real bad it will be hard to get your car to track right down the road  (it will want to wander) and you will experience uneven and rapid tire wear.

$9.85

12mm Hex on 1/2 Inch Drive Socket - Heavy Duty

Many applications but primarily offered here as a tool to install and remove our custom Magnetic Rear End Plug.

High-quality socket made in Taiwan. 

Here you can see how it fits into our magnetic rear end plug:

$27.95

Bilstein Shock Absorber Deluxe Rapid Install Tool Set by Kent Bergsma

You will not believe how easy and fast you can remove and install those pesky top shock nuts!

This is a tool that Kent first thought about making 20 years ago. While installing shock absorbers in his 380SL he had finally had enough - so it was back to the machine shop to come up with a new tool.

On Demand Video
$21.99

W126 Front Suspension Guide Rod Ball Joint Installation Instructions - ON DEMAND VIDEO

Kent goes over the install procedure step by step with his normal assortment of time saving tips and tricks.

This on-demand video will take you through the process of replacing the worn-out ball joint bushings that connect to the front suspension guide rod on all W126 sedans and couple built from 1980 to 1991. This video comes free of charge when you purchase our complete repair kit.

$189.50

W126 Front Suspension Complete Guide Rod Ball Joint Bushing DIY Replacement Kit

Includes parts, special tools, supplies and NEW video instructions so you can do this yourself. Almost all W126 sedans and coupes from 1980 to 1991 need this repair!

This is our complete kit for an at-home DIY repair. Loose and worn out guide rod ball joint bushings are the most common front suspension problem on the W126 sedans and coupes. Check the condition of yours if you have not recently done so.

On Demand Video
$3.99

SLS Pump Center Section Removal - On Demand Video

Supplement to the written overhaul instructions

This video will cover the use of my custom plastic tool to safely remove the steel center section for the outside aluminum housing with rebuilding your older style SLS ( Self Leveling Suspension) hydraulic pump. No other instructions included here.

$16.80

W126 Front Suspension Brake Control Rod Bracket Long Bolts

You may need to replace these if yours are very rusty. They do not come in the joint repair kits.

These are the 4 long bolts that need to be removed when changing your W126 brake rod control joint on your front suspension. There are two on each side. They do not come in the repair kit so if you bolts are very rusty you might want to have these new bolts on hand before you start your repair.

$120.00

W107 W116 Early W126 14 x 6 Alloy Wheel - Show Quality

Original spare wheel - hardly ever out of the trunk for years!

Only one available. Please do not try to order more than one. This is one of the best original wide 14-inch alloy wheels Kent has ever seen. The pictures tell it all.

$39.75
Currently out of stock.

Tire Shop Pain Prevention 17mm Lug Bolt Tool Set

Since tire shops won’t do it, you need to set proper torque on your wheel lug bolts!

This is a MUST HAVE wheel care kit EVEN if you don’t work on your own Mercedes. This is one thing you must learn how to do because you can not trust tire shops anymore. See some videos below and I will explain why I feel so strongly about this.

On Demand Video
$9.99

Cleaning and Lubricating Hubs Before Wheel Installation - On Demand Video

So often neglected, yet so important. Also includes information on cleaning and installing lug bolts.

In this video, Kent explains the correct procedure for cleaning and lubricating your hubs and rear brake rotor BEFORE you install your wheels. He hardly ever sees this done when removing wheels on 15 plus-year-old Mercedes so he knows it is almost ALWAYS neglected.

$29.50
Currently out of stock.

Wheel Hub Cleaning and Lubrication Kit w/ Video Instructions

Use this when installing brake rotors or wheels so they will 1) Spin true without vibration 2) Come back off easily in the future

This is probably the 12th most neglected maintenance it. In all the years of working on Mercedes, Kent has only seen this service previously done on 2 or 3 cars. Watch Kent's YouTube video below and he will explain the two benefits to doing this procedure on your own Mercedes. 

On Demand Video
$14.99

Early SLS Hydraulic Pump Overhaul / Reseal Tips - On Demand Video

Companion to my written instructions that come with our reseal kit. See related products below:

PLEASE NOTE: These are not complete instructions on how to open up an early style SLS pump and properly reseal it. Rather, these are some tips that will make the job go faster and easier. These are things Kent has learned rebuilding a number of these pumps himself.

$22.50

W126 Brake Control Rod Joint Long Attachment Bolt - USED

Not included in new parts kit. You may need only if you have to cut the old one off due to extreme rust

This long bolt washer are is available new. When replacing the Brake Control Rod Ball Joint Bushing on the W126 chassis this long bolt has to be removed. If severely rusty you may have to cut off with saws all. The long bolt is not included in the repair parts kit.

$15.25

Best Lug Bolt Socket Ever for Alloy Wheels

Fits all 17mm lug bolts from the 1950's up through the 2000's - prevents scratching the finish on your silver rims.

I do not need to say much about this tool. Well made and well thought out. Someone who obviously was frustrated at scratching the finish on his or her alloy wheels came up with this idea. Watch the video below to see why this is now my favorite go it 17 mm lug bolt socket.

$17.25

Bilstein Shock Absorber Removal and Installation Tool

Finally a real tool to hold the top of the shocks while turning the nut or nuts !!

This U.S.A. made 17 mm 8 inch long combination wrench is custom modified here in our shop to help you easily install Bilstein front and rear shocks on most of the older model Mercedes Benz.

On Demand Video
$3.99

Diagnosing an Often Overlooked Front End Clunking Noise - On Demand Video

Don't neglect front end clunking sounds - they can lead to some dangerous suspension failures

In this video instruction, Kent will demonstrate how to check for one possible source of a mysterious front end clunking sound. Any clunking noise you hear when driving over rough ground or when braking should be investigated immediately.

On Demand Video
$24.99

Early SLS Rear Suspension Leveling Valve Overhaul Instructions - On Demand Video

If your valve is leaking or not raising the rear of your SLS Benz, you can fix it yourself and save Big $$$

In this long video manual Kent will walk you step-by-step through the process of removing the older square style leveling valve from your Mercedes, opening it up without losing the spring and balls, removing the old o-rings and cleaning the parts properly, installing the new o-rings, and putting

On Demand Video
$12.99

How to Determine if Your SLS Accumulators are Bad - On Demand Video

Using both road tests and bence tests Kent will explain how you can troubleshoot them yourself!

Trying to fix a rough or bouncy ride in your SLS Mercedes? Not sure what is causing the problem?  Maybe you have heard that it might be the accumulators.

On Demand Video
$16.99

Mercedes SLS Accumulator Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

Step-by-step procedure for safely removing the old accumulator balls and installing new ones

In this video Kent will walk you through the procedure of removing the old accumulators and installing new ones in a W123 300TD wagon. It is a very straightforward job that only takes a couple hours. You will need to raise the car and safely support it on jack stands.

$59.95

1977 to 1985 Power Steering ATF Fluid Upgrade Kit w/ Video Instructions

To reduce pump and steering box wear - replace that old automatic transmission fluid with enhanced power steering fluid

NOTE: UPS GROUND SHIPPING ONLY.  This complete kit will help you flush the old ATF fluid out of your power steering system and replace it with new high-performance power steering fluid.

On Demand Video
$12.99

Power Steering ATF System Full Fluid Flush Instructions - On Demand Video

Full instructions on replacing filter and changing fluid to modern power steering fluid

If you have a 1985 or older Mercedes Benz it is time you flush that old automatic transmission fluid out of the system and replace it with a good power steering fluid. ATF formulations have changed over the past 20 years.

On Demand Video
$9.99

W116 W123 W126 Front Upper Control Arm Replacement Tips - On Demand Video

Kent will show you a few tips a tricks to get your worn upper control arms out and the new ones in place without special tools

When replacing the front upper control arms you formost need to think about safety. You will need a good quality and large rolling hydraulic floor jack, and a couple good jack stands.

$43.50

1986 to 1995 Synthetic Power Steering Fluid Flush Kit

Most models W126 W201 W124 R107 R129 W140

PLEASE NOTE: UPS GROUND SHIPPING ONLY.  Sorry, no postal, expedited or international shipping. This is a highly neglected maintenance item on older Mercedes Benz. If you want to prolong the life of your steering box and power steering pump here's how.

$39.75

1986 to 1999 Self Leveling Suspension Fluid Flush Kit with Video Instructions

For all models W126 W124 W129 W140 with Self Leveling Rear Suspension

UPS GROUND SHIPPING ONLY.  DO NOT order postal or expediated. International shipping not available. If your fluid is old and dark it is time to flush it out. 1986 to 1999 model W126, W201, W124, W140 and W126 with SLS have a smaller tank than the earlier models.

$46.50

W126 Rear Subframe Mounting Plates and Bolts - Used

Good replacement for super rusty parts

Good rear forward subframe plates and mounting bolts as shown.  Brackets and some light surface rust that can be cleaned off and painted. Bolts are rust free. Fits all 300SD, 300SDL, 380SE, 380SEL, 500SEL, 1981 to 1987

$2.75

123 and 126 Chassis Front Shock Replacement Socket

All 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 1977 to 1985 and all 126 S Class Sedans and Couples 1981 to 1991

When replacing front shocks on the above mentioned Mercedes you must a 10 mm 12 point shock with 3/8 inch drive. If you don't have one you will in trouble.

This is a high quality thin wall socket made in Taiwan.

$74.95

116 123 126 201 Chassis Hydraulic Suspension SLS Pump Resealing Kit

For most models with self leveling suspension from 1977 to 1991 - 6.9, 300TD, 16V, 560SEL SEC

Every one of these pumps I have ever seen need resealing. The seals and o-rings become just too hard over all those years of use. This is the most complete SLS (self leveling suspension) pump overhaul kit on the market today.

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