Oil filter changes are important, but I believe on these high interval oil change schedules that changing the oil fitler can be just as important! Use the wrong filter and the engine can suffer serious damage.
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Every M112 V6 I have worked on starts making front engine bearing noise around 100K. Almost like clockwork! This is a service you will want to perform whether you have had your Benz for a long time or just purchased one.
Of all the extractors I have used over the years, I like this one the best but Kent had to modify it to make is work everywhere. It is large, super tough, fast, and adapts to all types of automotive fluids.
This is the most thorough kit available anywhere in the world for opening up and resealing your early style (square ) SLS leveling valve. This was used on all W123 300TD wagons and a few other models during that same time period.
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
Do you own a 1998 to 2006 Mercedes with the 5 speed automatic that has the MB WORKSHOP ONLY locked cap on the top of the transmission fill tube? Have you wondered how you are ever going to be able to check the transmission fluid??? Kent has come up with an inexpensive answer for the D.I.Y.
Wheel bearing maintenance and service should not be neglected. If you are hearing strange rumbling noises up front while driving you should check your wheel bearings. Replacing them is not a diffiuclt D.I.Y. job if you have the right knowledge and tools.
From my experience the only thing that goes wrong with the front seat back pockets is the top bungie cord that holds the net up wears out (loses its “spring”) and sags badly. When was the last time you saw a 1973 to early 1990's seat back netting that was NOT sagging???
Do you have a manual or power sunroof that is working poorly or maybe not at all? Does it move slowly in the morning, but when it heats up during the day it works just fine? Do you have to assist it by hand to get it fully opened or closed?
Here is a great way to save some money repairing your old Mercedes vacuum door lock actuators. When they go bad it is almost always due to cracks in the rubber diaphragms. These can be easily replaced once you remove your door panels and remove the units.
Fits all 126 chassis sedans 1981 to 1991. Depending on the type of regulator you have it may or may not apply to all four of your doors. Recommend you remove the door panel first to inspect (see below).
The digital PDF instructions will walk you through the install and detailed photos will visually assist you step by step. PDF is 4 pages long.
New high quality replacement oil sealing rings for the main shaft (front and rear) of the Garrett T3 Turbo. This will NOT fit other turbo chargers like the KKK.
This is a must-have if you have a prized Benz or any car you don't drive often!! If you let any of your cars sit for long periods ( generally over 30 days) without driving them, you can ruin your battery, especially if you let it go completely dead.
This is one of the more common oil leaks I see on the 602 (5 cylinder) and 603 (6 cylinder) diesel engines. In fact, I have seen it on almost every one of these engines I have worked on.
SINGLE AXLE KIT: This set of boots will work on ONE (1) axle of the BOLT TYPE. This will not work if you have the crimped can type axles. SEE PICTURE BELOW TO CONFIRM IF YOUR AXLE MATCHES THIS TYPE! If you order the wrong boots by mistake they are not returnable.
This inexpensive kit will allow you to replace the old hardened and brittle fuel hose in your 601 602 or 603 diesel's engine compartment as well as those old worn out factory clamps with new high quality worn gear clamps that will not cut into the rubber hose.
This inexpensive kit will allow you to replace the old hardened and brittle fuel hose in your diesel's engine compartment as well as those old worn out factory clamps with new high quality worn gear clamps that will not cut into the rubber hose.
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.
We are proud to offer the most complete and D.I.Y. doable high performance 617 turbo repair kit available on the market today. For optimal turbo performance, this is a service that should be performed every 100,000 miles (watch my video for explanation).
If one or more of the switch lights on your center dash console are not working here are the bulbs you will need to fix the problem. ( Note if ALL switch lights are not working it could also be a bad dimmer switch - poteniometer).
Fits 450SL 450SLC 450SE/L 380SL 380SE/L 380SEC 500SEL 500SEC 420SEL 560SL 560SEL 560SEC 1973 to 1991 - ALSO FITS 126 Chassis 300SDL 350SDL.
Brand new complete wheel bearing kit. Includes all parts shown for right or left wheel. You with need to order 2 if you want a complete set of wheel bearings for both sides.
8/2022 Update: We have modifed a new wrench for this kit so it may not look the same as that shown in previous YouTube videos, but it will do the same or even better job! We do sell the water pumps individually, but we decided to offer this complete kit to make a diesel pump installation go easie
PLEASE NOTE: We have been having problems recently obtaining these brackets. Turbo owner you may want to get a backup now before these are gone forever. If you order there could be a short shipping delay. Complete Kit as shown with installation tips included.
With this kit you will be able to hook up a pressure gauge to your intake manifold and route it inside your car for the purpose of monitoring your turbo charger boost pressure while driving.
I have been discovering this is one of those maintenance areas that suffers from severe neglect. Failure of the rubber support or center drive shaft bearing can cause all types of improperly diagnosed vibration problems - some commonly change with vehicle speed.
This is the most complete front reseal kit on the market today. It includes Kents new IMAGE-BY-IMAGE instructions. That means there is an image for every single step in the operation of replacing these 2 (Yes there are 2!) critical front seals.
Until now there has been no practical information for the DIYer to know how to test and replace their own vacuum 3/2 valve assemblies. There certainly been no inexpensive hose replacement kits. This new kit by Kent Bergsma solves both those problems.
If you own a 123 wagon or other Mercedes with self-leveling suspension, you will be faced someday with having to replace the main high-pressure hydraulic hose that goes from the engine-driven pump to a metal line fitting routed back to the rear suspension.
We receive a large number of emails from customers complaining about small fuel leaks at the fuel injector housing (coming out the threads between the two halves)and how best to seal them. To fix this high pressure leak requires taking the injector apart and "lapping" the mating surfaces.
If your shut off valve is leaking oil or is not shutting off quickly (even with a good valve and proper vacuum applied to it) you may need to remove it for repair. You can adjust its travel with the items included in this kit.
If you need everything for your front hub bearing replacement then this is the best deal. This kit is for ONE SIDE ONLY. Comes with inner and outer wheel bearings, seal, cap, ground clip and pre-load adjusting bolt. Fits models listed above only ( with ABS).
Dont neglect this service as many do! I recommend the hydraulic fluid and filter be changed every 30,000 miles. You would not believe how many SLS vehicles I have seen with dirty hydraulic fluid - I mean nasty! Sometimes I have even found engine oil in the system!
The following symptoms may indicate you will need this resealing kit to repair your wagons self leveling valve:
This kit is for replacing the bushings associated with the engine shock. Sold Individually.
Complete reseal kit as shown. Wow!
Sorry NO instructions available.
Special order kit. Please allow one week for shipping. If you are going to pull your transmission to replace any clutch components you should do it right! That means to replace all key wear components so you don't have to remove the transmission again any time soon.
If you are going to pull your transmission to replace any clutch components you should do it right! That means to replace all key wear components so you don't have to remove the transmission again any time soon. Go with the best so the repair will last the longest.
This is an original first aid kit. It came out of a 1981 300D. Contents look mostly complete and are original. I have 2 so it may or may not exactly have everythings inside as shown below. It probably should not be used as a first aid kit. This should be for original cosmetic purposes only.
FAG Brand. Includes both inner and outer rear end wheel bearings and seals with groove nut. Fits chassis listing above including the 123 300TD wagon, from 1974 to 1991. TWO KITS required per vehicle.
Complete kit for the DIY mechanic. Includes repair parts, special tools and step-by-step illustrated instructions.
Common 123 front end wear item. Bushings attach the lower control arm to the frame. 2 kits required per car.
Location of lower control arm bushing
Bushing kit that attaches the front suspension guide rod to the lower control arm. This is a wear point that is often neglected and if loose can cause clunking in the front end. This is a complete kit for both sides. 2 kits included.
New seal kit for ONE caliper. Only works on ATE calipers. Fits many models from early 1970s to mid 1980s. Includes 450SL 380SL 450SE 450SEL 380SEL 300SD 123 chassis 240D 300D 300CD 300TD,
Fits 107 115 116 123 and 126 Chassis. This "must have" kit will help you replace the rubber flexible brake hoses on your older Mercedes from the late 60s up through the late 80s.
WARNING: We are finding that people are replacing axles from other models that have different size boots. This kit will ONLY replace boots on ORIGINAL AXLES!! BOOTS PROVIDED IN THIS KIT FOR INNER AND OUTER ARE THE SAME SIZE. AXLE END I.D. is approx 7/8". CAN END OF BOOT I.D.
For 1986 to 1993 with OM 603 6-cylinder 300D 300TD 300SD 300SDL 350SD and 350SDL. Also fits 1994-1995 S350. This kit includes Kent's new version 3 pressure tester. Watch the first video below to learn more about its key features.
This kit will include the parts and detailed PDF instructions you will need to repair a front transmission case leak in your 1968 to 1983 NON TURBO diesel automatic.
This tune up kit fits the 6 cylinder twin cam engine in the 1990 to 1993 300SL, the 1990 to 1992 300CE coupe, and the 1992 to 1993 300SE 140 Sedan. Why this tune up kit and why do I call it run insurance? Let me explain: