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.
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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.
If your rear end is sagging and you find your springs are rusty then they probably need replacing. Rust definitely weakens these coil springs.
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.
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.
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.
This quick reference guide will help you locate the source of the most common problems found on 123 and 126 chassis front suspensions. Illustrated parts breakdowns will guide you to the parts needed to repair the problem.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Fits the Following: All 123 and 126 Chassis from 1977 to 1991 .
This 16 page PDF downloadable SLS manual was written specifically for 123 300TD wagon owners, but also applies to the models mentioned above, 300TDs from 1979-1985 and other chassis above up to 1990.
This is a very common wear problem on most older Mercedes. The steering idler arm bushings are made out of rubber and when they wear your steering will get sloppy and you may hear squeaking noises when you turn the steering wheel.
High-quality socket made in Taiwan.
Here you can see how it fits into our magnetic rear end plug:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This rubber part fits all W126 sedans and SEC coupes from 1980 to 1991.
This rubber part fits all W126 sedans and SEC coupes from 1980 to 1991.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For 1986 to 1991 126 560SEL and 560SEC with self leveling rear suspension.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This video instruction will walk you through the step-by-step procedure of how to do a "service" on your power steering system.
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.
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.
New O.E. filter as shown. See related products for fluid and flushing instructions. This is VERY easy to inspect and change yourself.
This instructional video covers the procedure for flushing the old hydraulic fluid out of an SLS system and installing new fluid. The example shown in this video is from a W126 560SEC.
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
Digital 4 page PDF instructions. Detailed pictures and step by step instructions to assist you in completing the suspension guide rod bushing replacement.
Brand new rear end differential front seal. Fits both gas and diesel models. This is NOT the seal for the axles.
Not complete. Study the picture carefully. This is exactly what you will receive. No center camshaft and bronze cam bushing. You would need to use parts from another pump.
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.
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.