Door hinge lubrication has to be one of the most neglected maintenance items on the older models. I think part of the problem stems from the fact owners don't know how to do it or don't know how to acquire the proper grease gun to lubricate those special fittings on the door hinges.
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If you own and maintain an older car (especially 15 years and older) you must be willing to take care of its lubrication needs or you may spend big money later in repairs.
Ever wish you could find a good way to lube the door hinges on your old Benz? Maybe you have seen that little fitting wondering what it is, or maybe you have heard there is a special grease gun that can inject grease into that fitting?
Are you tired of windshield washers sprayers that done spray straight or don't spray at all. If you can hear the pump running but no fluid is coming out the nozzles it could be the nozzle holes are plugged with dirt.
"I have heard some owners complain about the unreliability of those older Hirschmann power antennas. I would say that in at least 80 percent of the few hundred antennas I have taken apart that went bad - the reason was lack of lubrication!
Contains all supplies and video instructions you need - including a high speed power multitool to remove very fine scratches. Purchase together and save $$$$. Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)?
Contains all supplies and video instructions you need - except a multitool (see description. )Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)?
This video will take you step by step through the process of using our glass polish kit with a multitool to remove those fine scratches from your windshield or rear hatch glass. It also works great for polishing the water and acid rain out of any glass, including shower doors!
In this short 2:32 minute video Kent will show you how he first tests the sunroof drains for blockage and then how he goes about cleaning out any blockage.
On older Mercedes spot rust can be a hidden problem under side moulding trim, under fenders and rocker panels and inside the bottom edges of doors.
Very nice jack as shown. Fits all 123 and 1981 to 1985 126 chassis. Factory original has 123 part number stamped on it
This one is a very nice driver-side front bumper rubber mounting bracket. The threaded mounting stud is fully in place and has not been broken off by rust.
Mercedes 108, 109, 114, 115, 116, 107, 123, 126, 124 and 201 chassis window trim has a super strong anodized coating that is impervious to hand polishing but still can oxidize when exposed to harsh environmental elements.
This carpet wetness is such a common problem on the W123 chassis that Kent decided to shot a short video explaining how to troubleshoot where the leak is coming from. He will point out the three potential areas for leaks and show how to use water to find the source.
If you are interested to see how easy it is to install a new hood pad, this video will let you see Kent demonstrate the process step-by-step. If you have purchased one of our hood pad kits, then this video can help you get your new pad lined up and installed properly.
The side trim strips beginning with the W108 Chassis in 1965 and ending with the 123 chassis in 1985 were all held to the body with the same method.
Is your driver side or right side manual adjusting mirror getting difficult to adjust? Is the mechanism broken or will not hold adjustment? Does the mirror glass need replacing? Repairing these types of problems is definitely something you can do yourself!
For all 111, 112, 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126 and 201 chassis (Non tilting roofs up through 1986). Do you have a power sunroof that is working poorly or maybe not at all?
This kit includes a New Mercedes OEM fuel tank filter screen along with a special tool I have made to remove and install it. It will save you the time and expense of running out and buying a great big Allen wrench.
Manual sunroofs can have problems too. Just like their electrically operated counterparts, most often they will fail due to lack of lubrication. The number one failure point is a broken T handle. Number two is failure of the roof to close properly due to damaged felt feet and plastic slides.
Groaning, snaping and jammed door check straps are a common problem on the older models (up through 1995). This is primarily due to age and lack of lubrication. Newer models will soon start having similar problems. Rain water getting inside the doors is the big killer.
When working under a Benz having the right equipment to put the car and hold it safely up in the air is very important. Always think safety, and the type of equipment and how it is used plays the key role in keeping you safe.
In this 10 minute video class Kent shows you what you should initially look for when checking out an older Mercedes for sale. He routinely does a quick 3 to 5 minute walk around to determine if the car passes his priority three part test.
Those three areas on inspection are:
Why would you need to remove a fuel tank? If it is heavily rusted or contaminated sometimes it is just easier to find a good used fuel tank and replace it. Trying to clean a heavily gummed up fuel tank is a real challenge.
Mercedes 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126, 124, and 201 chassis window trim has a super strong anodized coating that is impervious to hand polishing but still can oxidize when exposed to harsh environmental elements. When this happens the trim becomes spotted and milky in color and it is NOT pretty!
BACK IN STOCK NOVEMBER 2020!!! Includes 30 red plastic clips, a "new style" removal tool and detailed instructions. Note: The instructions included in this kit do not show the actual use of this "new tool".
Fits all 123 chassis 1977 to 1985, all 126 chassis 1981 to 1991, all 201 chassis 1984 to 1993 and all 124 chassis 1986 to 1993.
Can be successfully applied to all Mercedes Alloy (non chrome) Silver Wheels from 1970 to 1995. 108, 109, 107, 114, 115, 116, 123, 201, 126 and 124 chassis. Most of us have to admit that stained and peeling paint on Mercedes alloy wheels is ugly on any model.
Pair of used W123 license plate lights as shown - Above average condition. Will include brand-new bulbs as a bonus.
Are you dealing with any of these sunroof problems? Stuck roof, broken drive gears, bad cable, no lubrication, broken slides, headliner panel coming apart, installation problems, alignment, slow movement, headliner jamming, roof panel sits too low, and clutch spinning or not adjusted properly.
In this 20-minute instructional video, Kent will walk you through the steps of getting the steel sunroof panel installed properly back into the car's roof. The first step will require cleaning, inspection, and possible replacement of the plastic slides.
In this 13 minute instructional video Kent will show you how to clean your sunroof cable tube, prep your cable for easy installation, lube the cable during installation, show preliminary clutch adjustement, and demonstrate how to get cable to engage the drive assembly using the power switch.
Contamintion in the window washer fluid tank is one of the main reasons the spray nozzles get plugged up. Install this little fitler somewhere in the line between the pump and the nozzles on the hood and secure with zip ties.
The sunroof transmission drive unit moves the cable back and forth to open and close the sunroof. There are 5 gears inside this unit that transfer the incoming drive from the motor ( high speed) to the final drive moving the cable (slow speed).
In part one Kent will show you how to get all the sunroof parts off our old Mercedes and on a bench particularly if you sunroof is broken and not moving. In this 21 minute instructional video here is a list of the subjects he covers:
These are not Mercedes specific although some will work well in certain places on older Benz. This is a general purpose assortment that can be used on many vehicles. Handy to have in your garage.
In this 14 minute instructional video, Kent will show you how to safely remove the side window lower trim without damaging the car's paint or the soft aluminum trim. He will do this using his special tool to do this job. He will also show you how to install the trim back on without bending it.
This can be one of the hardest trim pieces to remove if you don't want to damage the car's paint or the aluminum trim itself. When working on detailing his 300TD wagon Kent finally decided it was time to make a special tool for this operation.
Cad plating can be expensive but is great for show restorations. If you just want to make those parts on your old Benz look good then this is the closest paint Kent has found to looking like cadmium gold plating. Check out the pictures below of the fuel delivery brackets he did with this paint.
DOES NOT FIT W111 230S OR 230SE SEDANS.
This video is loaded with tips on how to properly lubricate all the key components that make your sunroof operate smoothly and properly. It is NOT a complete manual on everything related to sunroofs. It will NOT show you all the details to get the sunroof out and back in.
BRAND NEW tight-fitting taillight seals for you 123. These are one of the key sources of water getting into your 1977 to 1985 sedan or coupe trunk.
Good used clips as shown. No you can replace that missing clip on your hubcap!
In this 22-minute instructional video, Kent will take you inside the door on a W123 240D and show you all the key points that should be lubricated and the type of lubricants you should use.
INTRODUCTORY SALE: If you are going to "take on" servicing or repairing an old sunroof that does not work or that has been neglected, we are now offering all of Kent's non-tilting sunroof related manuals and video instructions in one package.
Good used emblems as shown. All pins are in tack.
Hard to believe we took so long to come up with this tool. It was Gerson's genius that made it happen. The secret turned out to be the hook that keeps the tool in place while stretching out the rubber donut. Wow! What a cool tool.
This one is a very nice passenger side front side rubber mounting bracket. Not rusty like most you see. The threaded mounting stud is fully in place and has not been broken off by rust. We include the special aluminum mounting spacer and nut for the back side. You will be happy with this one.
This was a good working unit before taken apart. All the internal parts are very usable. This will give you some repair spares for the future.