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Cleaning and Detailing a Mercedes Engine Compartment- On Demand Video Instruction
$4.99

Extreme Detailing Part 4: Cleaning and Detailing an Engine Compartment Safely - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to get it super clean with minimal water and overspray

In this 14-minute video instruction, you will get to see how Kent cleans and details an engine compartment in a W210 E430 using his favorite chemicals and techniques. This includes using less than a gallon of water and controlling the spray rinse so you protect sensitive electrical components.

$6.95

Anti Corrosive Gel for Magnesium and Aluminum

For protecting clean and bare aluminum and magnesium engine parts

Kent has been working a long time to find a way to stop the ugly corrosion on aluminum and magnesium engine parts. Particularly valve covers and intake manifolds.

$29.99

Gas Engine Spins But Won’t Start - Video Class with Kent Bergsma

Watch all seven videos in this series - and learn how to get your gas Mercedes starting and idling better.

Too many emails on this subject pretty much forced Kent to do this almost 3 hour long video class. If you are having problem starting your old 1976 to 1993 Mercedes with Bosch C.I.S. fuel injection this is a must see.

$29.50

Custom Made Large Angled Head Clamping Tool

Multiple uses for hose removal, assembly, and holding parts safely for cleaning and polishing.

This is one of Kent's favorite tools around his shop. It is used almost daily. The tool rose out of a need to be able to safely hold fuel inectors while cleaning when with a large high speed wire wheel. No tool like this is availabe so it had to be built in our shop!

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$5.99

No Cost Steps to Fixing an Engine's High Idle Speed Problem - On Demand Video

Kent is always amazed at how often it is the simple things! You won't believe how easy it was to fix this engine!!

This video will be an excellent example of how to save big $$$ doing the work on your own car. If your gas engine is idling too fast in neutral it could be an expensive problem, but in many cases it is due to lack of maintenance over a long period of time.

$39.95
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24" Measuring Machinist Straight Edge with Protective Sleeve

A must have when working on engines.

When working on automotive engines a long heavy machinist straight edge is a must. This is the best way to tell if the mating surfaces are flat and true. That includes cylinder heads, engine blocks, intake and exhaust manifolds as well as critical sealing metal to metal covers and housings. 

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Waking Up An Old Benz That Has Sat For Years Part 1 - On Demand Video

Kent covers what you may have to do first with the engine and fuel system

When an old Mercedes ( or any other car for that matter ) has sat idle for over a year it can be a challenge to get it safely back on the road again. If it has sat idle for more than 5 years you may find it difficult to even get the engine running. 

$46.50

1986 USA Models 107 126 201 Introduction to Service. ITS Factory Manual

There was a lot to introduce in 1986 - NEW 6 cylinder Diesel engine - NEW 560 V8 Gas engine - NEW 2.5 liter Diesel engine for the 190D AND the 190E 2.3 16V

1986 was a super milestone year for Mercedes Benz in the U.S. market. As well as the above it was the introduction of the W124!. This is a milestone book for collectors and it is in good ( not perfect ) condition. Very clean inside. 369 pages in length.

$45.00
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1984 W201 190E 190D Introduction to Service. ITS Factory Manual

One inch think - More like a service manual on the newly released W201 USA models

There was a lot to announce to the dealers in 1984 with the release of the W201. This manual has obviously been used for service - not just pretty pictures to look at.

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$125.00

Early 3.5 and 4.5 Complete Valve Clearance Adjustment Kit

For 1970 to 1975 350 and 450 Models with D-Jetronic Fuel Injection. Includes tools, and instructions. FREE valve cover gaskets included. This is a NEGECTED maintenance item!

Why do you need to do this?  Valve clearances are supposed to be adjusted on these early V8s every 10,000 miles. You can imagine why this does not get done! Add to the fact owners can not find the right information or tools and it makes neglect even worse Why not on later model years?

$19.75

38 Piece Silicone End Cap and Plug Set - Amazing Uses!

Push them over a hose and they act like a sealing end cap. Turn them around and push into a hole to act as a plug. Cut in half - use one piece for a splice between hoses.

We starting using some of these to plug brake lines while changing out calipers. Then we started using them on fuel and oil hoses. Now we are using them all over the place and keep finding new uses for them on a monthly basis. These are a MUST HAVE! Watch the video below to become a believer!

$78.50

Kent's Custom Gas Engine Front Crank Seal Race Removal Tool

For most 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder and V8 engines from 1963 to 1985. Made to remove the race on the end of the crankshaft when replacing the front crank seal.

Kent modified this puller and developed a procedure to remove the front crank seal race so the job could be affordable from the DIY mechanic. This costs less than half the cost of the factory tool.

$58.75

Early 350 and 450 V8 Valve Clearance Adjusting Wrench for 17mm Ball Adjusters

The most NEGLECTED service on these early D-Jet D-Jetronic V8s. For 1969 through 1975 W111 W108 W109 R107 and W116 with the 3.5 or 4.5 V8 engine

Valve clearance adjustment should be done every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Recently emails started coming in - "we can not find any valve adjustment tools for our earlyV8 - help!" Most companies are currently noting the old factory-style tools are no longer being manufactured, so we went to work to

$98.00

1981 to 1985 V8 Bremi O.E. Ignition Wire Set

Most of the 380 and 500 V8 engine of this era desperately need their wires changed!

These are the best wires you can get for your 1981 to 1985 380SL 380SLC 380SE 380SEL 380SEC and 500SEL. The coil wire is included. Consider replacing your cap, rotor, and CORRECT spark plugs at the same time. See related products below:

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$12.99

Front Crank Seal Race Removal and Replacement - On Demand Video

Applies to many gas and Diesel engines from the 1960s through the 1980s

This video will show you how to remove the front crank seal race using the factory tool and using Kent's custom puller. It will also demonstrate a very easy way to install a new replacement race before installing a new seal.

$68.00

Kent's Custom Diesel Front Crank Seal Race Removal Tool

For OM615 OM616 and OM617 Diesel engines from 1968 to 1985. Made to remove the race on the end of the crankshaft when replacing the front crank seal.

Kent modified this puller and developed a procedure to remove the front crank seal race so the job could be affordable from the DIY mechanic. This costs less than half the cost of the factory tool.

$3.85

Air Filter Cover Wing Nut x 2

Fits many gas and diesel models in the 1970's and 1980's with center stud in air filter housing

Two new wing nuts. These have wider wings so they are easier to loosen and tighten. Replace the nut that most people install after the wing nut has been lost!

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$14.95

Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure .pdf Download - by Kent Bergsma

PDF Download - Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure Manual

PDF DOWNLOAD FINALLY AVAILABLE of our popular 'Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure' Manual!! 

 Applies to the following chassis: 111, 108, 109, 107, 116, and 126. Includes 3.5, 4.5, 350, 380, 450, 500, 420, and 560 V8 engines from 1970 to 1991.

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$18.99

How to Do a Compression Test on Your Gas Engine - On Demand Video

Example showing 450V8 engine but same principles apply to all gas engines 1950 through the mid 2000s.

In this 28-minute instructional video Kent with show you how to do a compression test on your own Mercedes gas engine and explain how to interpret the results. It is very important you do this procedure BEFORE "throwing" parts at your engine trying to fix a performance problem.

$62.00

Gas Engine Compression Test Kit with Video Instructions

Applies to all gasoline Mercedes passenger car engines from the 1950's through the 1990's - Free extra video and supplies included.

Doing a compression test is one of the best ways to determine the internal health of your gas engine. You want to do this on any old Benz before you start spending a lot of money to get the engine running right or before you start restoring your car.

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Spark Plug Do-It-Right Installation and Cleaning Tips - On Demand Video

These instructions will apply to all gasoline engines that use standard sized spark plugs.

You might be surprised to realize you spark plug holes need cleaning - and yes some REALLY need cleaning! This 5-minute video will demonstrate Kent's method of cleaning the threads in the cylinder.

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$26.99

Early V8 Engine Compression Test Procedures - On Demand Video

30 minute Instructions apply all M116 and M117 engines from 1970 to 1991. Principles also apply to 4 and 6 cylinder gas engines during that same period.

This video will walk you step-by-step through the proper procedures for doing a full compression test on your older V8 Mercedes Engine.

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$12.99

How to Replace the Older V8 Distributor Cap and Rotor - On Demand Video

Don't make the common mistake! Applies to all M116 and M117 V8 engines from 1970 to 1991

Replacing a distributor cap is easy right. No problem?? If it were I would not get so many emails and why the engine won't run right after changing the cap and rotor. This is a short eight and a half minute video but the tips I share could save you some big headaches.

$104.50

R107 380SL 380SLC Distributor Cap and Rotor Set

Fits all 380 gas V8 from 1981 to 1985 380SE 380SEL 380SEC 380SL and 380SLC

This is one of those severely neglected parts that seem to never get changed. This is the FIRST thing you want to look at when the engine won't start, starts and quits, or misfires on and off. This is a quality German-made aftermarket cap with Genuine Bosch Rotor.

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$11.00

R107 Engine Temperature Sending Unit

For 450SL, 450SL, SLC, 380SL, 500SL and 560SL

If your V8 is running hot or temp gauge is moving you may have a bad sending unit. Located at the front of the engine. Easy replace. Drain one gallon of coolant out of the radiator before removing it. 

$85.00

Early 3.5 4.5 V8 LEFT Side Valve Cover

Exceptionally good condition for W108 W109 R107 W116

Super clean. Removed from a low mileage 4.5. Look at how clean it is inside and there are no loose timing chain marks. Just clean with solvent, blow off and install. You won’t find them this nice very often.

$85.00

Early 3.5 4.5 V8 Right Side Valve Cover

Exceptionally good condition for W108 W109 R107 W116

Super clean. Removed from a low mileage 4.5. Look at how clean it is inside and there are no loose timing chain marks. Just clean with solvent, blow off and install. You won’t find them this nice very often.

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$7.99

Cleaning and Polishing Your Aluminum Valve Cover to Look Factory Fresh - On-demand Video

This video will show you how to get the original look - not the highly polished look when using a polishing compound

PLEASE read the instructions below carefully on how you will view this video.  It is NOT downloaded to your computer and viewing is NOT automatic. You must be logged in at Mercedessource.com and you MUST click on "my account".

$18.75

R107 380SL 3 Easy Fix Fluid Leaks DIY Kit

Inexpensive DIY kit that helps you fix some annoying fluid leaks in just a few minutes.

These are three inexpensive parts that seem to never get replaced when they wear out. If "mechanics" miss these items. Are you losing coolant? Are you losing windshield washer fluid? Do you have unsightly oil on your right valve cover?

$24.75

All Models Rubber Exhaust Hanger (Donut) Easy Install Tool w/ 4 Hangers

4 "Donuts" included. After 20 years of scraped knuckles... FINALLY a good solution that makes install a "snap."

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.

$52.50

Later R107 Spark Plug Complete Installation Kit

Best Plugs, best tools, and best procedures for 1977 to 1989 models with CIS (mechanical) fuel injection systems.

Do not let anyone convince you to install some super platinum, iridium or kryptonite spark plug in your later model R107 SL V8. They are just not capable of handling the richer fuel mixtures associated with these older engines.

$53.00

Early R107 Spark Plug Complete Installation Kit

Best Plugs, best tools, and best procedures for 1973 to 1976 models with D-Jetronic (electronic) fuel injection.

Do not let anyone convince you to install some super platinum, iridium or kryptonite spark plug in your SL V8. They are just not capable of handling the richer fuel mixtures associated with these older engines.

$38.95

Cooling System Leak Detection Radiator Cap Conversion for Brake Bleeder Tank

Custom made in our shop. Allows you to use our brake bleeder tank to also pressure test the cooling system on most models 1973 to 1995 ( see design of metal cap to confirm )

Have you ever had a hard time finally a very small coolant leak? Do you find yourself adding small amounts of coolant but can not see any leak? Is there a funny smell coming from inside your Benz when you run the heater?

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$18.99

Setting Up Mercedessource Coolant System Pressure Tester Cap - On Demand Video

Video instruction that comes free with the purchase of your custom radiator pressure testing cap and hardware

In this video, Kent will walk you through the steps needed to convert your older Brake Bleeder tank to one that can continue to bleed brake systems as well as pressure test radiators and cooling systems.

$99.50
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Liqui Moly MoS2 Anti-Friction 10W-40 Semi-Sythetic Motor Oil - 10 Liters

Specially formulated for high mileage gasoline and diesel engines

This has become Kent's favorite engine oil for both his own high mileage gas and diesel cars ( over 100K miles). You have probably seen it and heard him talk about it in some of his YouTube videos.

$18.90

Low Pressure Power Steering Hose for Older Models - 24 inch long x 15mm I.D.

Only works on models listed below or in other applications using 15mm hose. Measure first.

This is the hose on the left side of your engine that seems to always rot and leak power steering fluid. If you look closely at it you will most likely see small cracks in the hose. This is the larger size hose used on those early models with power steering from the early 1960's through 1976.

$14.95

Early V8 and Diesel Engine Rotation Socket and Extension

27mm six point socket with extension just the right length to fit into the front pulleys and clear the radiator on most early 6 clyinder, small V8 and diesel engines from the early 1960's up to 1985

For a number of maintenance operations, you need to be able to turn the engine over by hand. This includes valve adjustment, timing chain replacement, injection pump timing on diesel engines, checking and setting internal engine timing, draining the torque converter, and others.

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$9.99

Early V8 Bosch D-Jetronic Ignition Distributor Inspection and Service - On Demand Video

Problems with this 1970 to 1976 3.5 and 4.5 unique distributor can cause all kinds of engine performance issues.

This is not a complete instructional video on how to "overhaul" the M116 and M117 D-Jetronic fuel injected V8 distributor. There is lots of information out there on installing new points, setting the dwell and timing, replacing the cap and wires, etc.

$159.50

M116 V8 Timing Chain and Upper Guide Rail (3) Replacement Kit w/ Written and Video Instructions

Prevents Catastrophic failures on 3.5 and 4.2 liter V8 engines from 1970 to 1991 and the 3.8 (380) engine ONLY with twin row timing chain.

If you own a Mercedes with the M116 V8 engine (expect 1980 to 1982 380 engines with single low chains) timing chain failure can really ruin your day! If the engine it turning at high speed when this happens, it can destroy the engine.

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