If your 450SL or SLC key is stuck or is sticking this may be your only option for repair! New tumbler and key assemblies for these cars are no longer being made. New O.E. steering lock with special tumbler and two keys as shown. Please note that electrical switch is not included.
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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.
This is the part that more often than not gets lost when the SLS pump is removed from an engine for a long period of time. If you are trying to return the system to original after someone has removed the pump you most likely will need this part.
Kent has tried a lot of different tools over the years to remove body undercoating and rust in preparation for Miracle Paint rust repairs. This is his favorite, especially for small rust repairs like he will show you below:
I have kept this engine for 12 years trying to find just the right W111 coupe or convertible. I have even thought of keeping it as a spare for Happier (my 280SL). But it is now looking like I am not going to find just the right one with an exceptional body and interior and a bad engine.
I removed this engine from a 1975 300 D ( with fit directly into the 1975 or 1976 W115 300D sedans ). Talk about a super running engine. I remember it would start even without glow plugs!
This is a great rebuild project if you have a later model ( 1981 to 1983 ). It would fit into the earlier models but the air compressor for the AC would be in the wrong place. If you did not need A/C just leave the pump off. Watch the video below for more details.
If you already have a multi-function tool or you plan to buy either our glass or anodized aluminum polish kit ( see below ) you really don't need a second tool unless you want to dedicate one just for "banging" on rusty fittings and bolts. We offer this same kit with the tool included.
This finder sanding is really handy when restoring old cars. It can get into really tight places for paint prep and rust repair. Works especially well when cleaning the rust off prior to application of Miracle Paint.
Here is a full assortment of all the different types of fiberglass we use when repairing rust with Miracle Paint. For more information on each type see related products below. You will receive four pieces of four different types ( thick to thin).
Kent has tried every method in the book to remove rusty and stuck fittings, bolts and nuts on older cars. This becomes a SUPER challenge when dealing with a car that has been subjected to road salt.
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.
This tank works amazing! Put in the heavy rear end or trans fluid. Pump up the pressure. Stick the non-fall-out end in to fill hole... and just turn on the valve.
One day Kent "finally had it!" Replacing emergency brake shoes was always a dreaded job. As he thought about it he realized the frustration was mostly due to the hassle of getting all the holding springs on and off. So he set out to develop a new tool.
USP GROUND SHIPPING ONLY: We can not ship overseas or to Alaska and Hawaii. If you order with other items your entire order must be shipped UPS ground.
When you need a flat smooth patch on an area you are going to see this is the material to use. Fill a low area and build strength by using multiple tapering layers of this mesh.
These are Kent's favorites. As shown in this video on youtube. Pack of 5 shipped.
Fits the following: All 5 cylinder diesel engines from 1975 to 1985. This is the critical inside wear part of the injector that delivers the fuel spray into the cylinder. These are direct replacement new fuel injector nozzles from Bosch.
Fits the following: All 4 cylinder diesel engines from 1968 to 1985, including 201 Chassis 190D 2.2. This is the critical inside wear part of the injector that delivers the fuel spray into the cylinder. These are direct replacement new fuel injector nozzles from Bosch.
We only sell in pairs as we have found if one is gone the other is going soon... For safety a matched pressure set is essential.
Kent has found so many uses for this little brush that he can hardly count them. On the top of his list is using this brush to clean out the typical corrosion on the fuse box contacts. Watch the video and you will see what this brush is ideal.
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.
If you own a Mercedes with the M117 V8 engine timing chain failure can really ruin your day! If the engine it turning at high speed when this happens, it can destroy the engine. If it happens at low speed, you may get away with removing the heads and replacing some bent valves.
NOTE: Ships UPS ground only. Select ground for entire order to save in shipping costs. I am a great fan of LubroMoly products.
These are the wheels removed from Kent's S600 V12 Coupe. Be sure to watch the video below to learn more. Complete with offset spacers, lug bolts, caps, and cap wrench. Sold with tires but can not guarantee the condition of the tires due to age.
This is a very common replacement item on the M110 six cylinder twin cam engines. When they get hard and you try to remove the air filter housing they will break right off. Easy to replace.
For all 3.5, 3.8, and 4.2 liter V8 engines from 1969 to 1991 280SE 3.5, 300SEL 3.5, 380SE, 380SEC, 380SEL, 380SL and 420SEL. These THREE are the upper (and easily accessible) plastic guide rails that most often break due to age and heat.
For all 4.5, 5.0 and 5.6 liter V8 engines from 1972 to 1991 (excluding the W140 500SEL).
This super fine cloth along with Miracle Paint can really do some fine rust repair detailing. You can use it on a rough pitted area that you want to smooth out. Put on a couple layers of cloth and coat with Miracle Paint. Let dry and block sand.
So you have more than one car and only want to purchase one battery tender / maintainer. You can use this harness to connect to another car's battery and then just move your trickle charger between cars by easily unplugging it and plugging it back in.
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.
New O.E. cap as shown. Alert: These are almost out of production.
Exceptionally nice set of high-performance spark wires as shown. These should be replaced approximately every 80,000 miles for peak performance.
If you are a 1969 to 1991 V8 you should have some extras of these on hand. They are inexpensive and should be replaced anytime you remove your valve covers. The gaskets will keep a good seal longer than the bolt washers.
These will fit all 1977 to 1991 4.5, 3.8, 5.0 and 5.6 liter V8 engines. Do not use NGK, Platinum or any other kind of "special" spark plug. You will be sorry. Use only these Bosch Super plugs. The best you can buy that are readily available for the price.
These will fit all 1970 to 1976 3.5 and 4.5 V8 engines with D-Jetronic fuel injection (electronic). Do not use NGK, Platinum or any other kind of "special" spark plug. You will be sorry. Use only these Bosch Super plugs.
If you intend to replace the spark plugs in your older Mercedes V8 and want to save time and frustration as well as prevent cross threading the plugs then this is the kit you need to do the job right.
This is one impressive tool. Watch the video below to see why Kent is so excited about it. The wheels on the W140 and W220 can be REALLY heavy and taking them on and off can be hazardous to your health ( smashed foot, wrenched back, mental anguish, etc.).
This is a VERY common maintenance item on the older Mercedes V8 engines. If they are too old they will leak. If they are not put on properly they will leak. If you do any maintenance (ie, valve adjustment, clip replacement, timing chain, guides, etc), you should have this kit on hand.
This is the best tool to use when removing throttle linkage ball socket ends on older Mercedes gas and diesel engines. If you try to "twist" them off you can damage the spring clip. It is much better to pry them off evenly.
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.
This is version 2 of the special wrench Kent designed to remove and install rear end and manual transmission hex head fill and drain plugs. Have you ever had a problem trying to get a fill or drain plug out of a manual transmission or rear end housing ( especially with limited space)?
Very good used SLS tank assembly as shown. New special hose included. Will need to be cut to length. No clamps. Complete cap and good used plastic filter include.
This is a great tool that functions well to remove tight fighting push pin fasteners on all kinds of cars. It has great prying action and the sharp tips function as great snipers. Even though they will cut wire we do not recommend it as you want to keep them super sharp for plastic cutting.
A better performing and more comfortable 14mm hex wrench to use when changing the fluid in your rear end. Watch the video to see why.
It is not easy to find a good spray can paint! No spray can paint can match the performance of quality automotive paint mixed and sprayed properly from a spray gun, but as far as spray-can paint, this is the best Kent has found ( and he has used 100's of different ones over the years).
Both these units have been bench tested with 12-volt power, and neither of them works. I suspect corrosion inside the motors or ?. Could be repaired or used for parts. Sold as shown and AS IS. No returns.
The plastic seat adjustment handles are now one of the most common failure items on all 116 chassis sedans from 1973 to 1980 and all 123 chassis sedans, wagons and coupes from 1977 to 1985. It is just the nature of old plastic.