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Mercedes Check Strap
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Mercedes Door Check Strap Diagnosis and Replacement - On Demand Video

Common repair that you can do yourself with minimal tools and mechanical experience

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.

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Abnormal Diesel Engine Noise Troubleshooting - On Demand Video

How to determine if the engine noise is external or internal

Diesel engines make noise. Some ticking and rattling is normal and not something you should be concerned about. Certain loud knocking or rattling noises could be a sign that something bad is happening to the engine, especially if the noise comes on suddenly.

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Tilting Sunroof Repair
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Tilting Sunroof Part 2: Tilting Mechanism Service and Repair - On Demand Video

Learn how the tilting arm mechanisms work and how to service, repair and replace them

This is part 2 of a 4 part video series Kent has done on repairing the power tilting sunroofs on the W201 W126 and W124 chassis built from 1986 to 1995. Part 1 covers removal and replacement of the sunroof panel and headliner.

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124 Under Dash Panel Removal
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W124 Driver Side Under Dash Panel Removal - On Demand Video

You will be surprised at how many hidden fasteners are used on this model

The driver's side W124 under dash panel can be a little tricky to remove due to all the hidden fasteners. Without knowing where these are and how to get to them, removal can be frustrating and it is easy to break the plastic covers.

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Jacking Up a Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video Instruction
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Introduction to Jacking Up an older Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video

A brief overview covering the type of equipment needed to do it safely

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.

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126 Center Console Upper Wood Panel and Instrument Cluster Removal - On Demand Video

Knowing how to do this right can save time and prevent damage to these dash components

You will need to remove the W126 chassis center console upper wood panel when replacing the climate control switch panel, replacing any of the upper switches, replacing burned out light bulbs and /or when remove the center console or the upper dash. 

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Waking Up an Old Benz That Has Sat for Years Part 2 - On Demand Video

After getting the engine running what's next?

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.

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Buying a Mercedes Benz
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Going on the Hunt to Buy an Older Mercedes Benz with Kent Bergsma: Part 1 - On Demand Video

Avoiding three common pitfalls that can become big money pitts

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:

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Removing Fuel Tank
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Removing and Replacing an Older Mercedes Diesel Fuel Tank - On Demand Video

Sometimes this is the best fix for a super dirty tank - and you can do it yourself!

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.

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Detailing the Interior of an Older Mercedes Benz by Kent Bergsma
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Extreme Detailing Part 1: Interior Carpets, Upholstery, and Panels - On Demand Video

Learn how to use some unique products make the job easier, faster and more enjoyable

In this video Kent shares his secrets on how to make the inside of an old Benz look like new again. Now granted, you must have a reasonably good car to start with.  He is not going to show you how to reupholster, change seats and door panels, etc.

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W123 W126 Rapid Instrument Cluster Light Build Change Procedure - On Demand Video

Would you like to try a different color, or change colors to suit your mood? Kent will show you how to do it in 5 minutes or less.

In this 16-minute instructional video, Kent will explain some of the challenges and problems you may have to deal with when changing your instrument cluster bulbs by not removing the cluster.

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Reparing Leaking Chrome Alloy Wheels with Miracle Paint - On Demand Video

Use multiple coats of Miracle Paint to stabilize and fill the corrosion that causes the tires to leak.

In this video, Kent will show you how he fixed his leaking tires on his chrome alloy wheels by using Miracle Paint. This is a full 22-minute step-by-step instructional video. Watch the video "trailer" below to give you a better understanding of what is involved in this procedure.

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1960s Six Cylinder Front Crank Seal and Race Replacement - On Demand Video

On sale so you can see what you would be getting into. For 220S, 220SE, 230, 230SL, 250SL, 250S, 250SE, 280SL, 280S, 280SE and 280SEL (with 6 cylinder engine only)

In this 19 minute instructional video, Kent takes an old 1970 280SE engine in the back of his shop and pulls the harmonic balancer off the front of the engine, removes the old seal, uses his custom-built puller to remove to seal race, and then shows you how to use the tools in his seal replacemen

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Diesel Compression Test Set-Up Tips - On Demand Video

Applies fully to 1978 to 1985 turbo diesels and applies partially to other Diesel engines from 1961 to 1985

In this video Kent will share some set up tips as well as explain what is in the compression tester and an overview of how it is used. 

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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.

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How to Install a Rear Sway Bar Link - On Demand Video

#1 Source of rear end clunking noise - For R107 W114 W115 W116 W123 and W126

Kent will get right up behind the rear end hub plate and show you close up how to remove and replace a sway bar link. This is not a difficult job especially if you follow the sequence shown in this 7- minute video.

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Step-by-step 1977 to 1980 CIS Fuel Delivery System Overhaul Instructions - On Demand Video

On the bench: Covers most 450SL 450SLC 450SEL 280SE 280E 280CE and 280TE 1977 to 1980

Kent will take you over to his workbench and completely take apart a rusty and old fuel delivery system from a 1980 450SL and put it all back together again with some shiney new paint and parts supplied in his special kit for these cars. This video runs for 24 minutes.

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1986 to 1991 R107 and W126 Fuel Delivery Overhaul Kit Installation Instructions - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to do-it-yourself in your own 420SEL, 560SEL, 300SE, 300SEL, 560SEC and 560SL

In this 46 minute very detailed step-by-step video instruction, Kent will show you how to remove the fuel delivery system from your 1986 to 1991 420SEL, 300SE, 300SEL, 560SEL, 560SL, and 560SEC, take it over to your bench and take it all apart, install new pumps, filter, accumulator, and hoses, t

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How to Test and Troubleshoot Your Power Antenna Wiring - On Demand Video

Applies to most all models from the early 1970's to the early 1990's

This 17-minute video will cover the removal of an old Hirschmann power antenna and then Kent will show you how to troubleshoot the wiring plug in the car to see if you are getting proper power back to the antenna. No sense in replacing a faulty antenna until you make sure your wiring is OK!

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How to Install an Aftermarket Power Antenna in Your R107 - On Demand Video

Applies to 450SL 450SLC 380SL and 380SLC

In this 30-minute instructional video, Kent will walk you through the steps to remove your old antenna, test and troubleshoot your wiring plug coming to the antenna, and install our aftermarket antenna using the special wiring connectors we include in the kit.

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How to Install an Aftermarket Power Antenna in Your W116, W123 or W126 - On Demand Video

Applies directly to the models listed and indirectly to others in the 1980's and early 1990's

In this xx-minute long video, Kent will show you how to install our aftermarket power antenna in your 116, 123, or 123 sedan or coupe. Removal of your old antenna is not covered in this on-demand video but it is very straightforward once you remove the inner fender well panel.

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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.

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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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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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Non-Tilting Sunroof Key Points of Lubrication - On Demand Video

Lack of lubrication causes them to fail or move slowly - Applies to all electric and manual sunroofs from 1966 to 1985

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.

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Cleaning and Lubricating Key Points On and Inside a Door - On Demand Video

Kent demonstrates the use of his compact lube kit on many neglected door components

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.

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How to Glue the Dash Wood Back in Place So it Will Stay - On Demand Video

Specific instructions for the 1977 to 1985 W123 chassis ( which are losing their dash wood right and left ) but principles apply to other models.

This is a very common problem on the W123. The wood will just fall off someday. Worse when the car is left outside or in a hot climate.

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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.

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1972 to 1975 R107 350SL 450SL EFI Fuel Pump Conversion Instructions - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to use his pump conversion kit to build and install one in your own early R107 SL

This highly detailed 24-minute DIY video instruction will show you how to do the following on your EFI R107: Inspect the rear hoses for fuel leaks, drain the fuel out of your fuel tank, take the fuel pump and filter assembly apa

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Fuel Tank Level Sending Unit Service Kit Update - On Demand Video

For using Kent's service kit to clean the old style fuel tank sending unit. Used in congestion with original video instructions

This on-demand instructional video was filmed to go with Kent's new fuel tank sending unit service kit launched in June of 2020. This is not a complete video on the subject of fuel level sending units. For the complete video see related products below.

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How to Adjust Older Diesel Engine Idle Speed - On Demand Video

Applies ONLY to 1977 to 1985 OM616 and OM617 Diesel engines ( four and five cylinder )

This 11-minute instructional video will show you how to set up and use a digital tach to check the idle speed of your diesel engine and how to use the tools in Kent's kit to adjust the idle speed on 1977 to 1985 four and five-cylinder diesels ( not 190D ).

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How to Install a New Crank Position Sensor - On Demand Video

For 1998 to 2006 M112 V6 and M113 V8 engines. Do This BEFORE it fails.

This is a common failure item on most 1998 to 2006 models, not expensive, and something you can do yourself if you have the right tools. This 17 minute video will show you in detail how to do it yourself and what tools you will need. I have had two of these sensors fail on me personally.

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1970 to 1973 W108 W109 Fuel Pump Conversion Instructions - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to use his conversion kit to build and install this in your own 3.5 or 4.5 sedan

This highly detailed 37-minute video instruction will show you how to do the following: Determine if your original pump needs replacing, drain the fuel out of your fuel tank, remove the old pump assembly, take it apart on the bench and install the new pump, filter, and hoses, and properly reinsta

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1996 to 2006 Automatic Shift Bushing Replacement Instructions On Demand Video

This will cover most models in general but may not be specific to some. Please read description carefully.

This 12-minute instructional video covers the full procedure of replacing both shift bushings in a 1999 R129 SL500 and goes over the challenges of replacing the same bushings in a 2003 ML320.

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How to Repair and Detail Small Rust Spots and Holes Under the Car - On Demand Video

This video is free of charge when purchase one of our rust repair kits listed below

This 23-minute video will demonstrate how Kent repairs some small rust spots inside the fender wells of a W116 sedan. Disclaimer: This method of repair is not recommended for large rust holes under the car or for holes that have been caused by road salt.

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How to Remove a Window Regulator When Motor Won't Run - On Demand Video

This technique was filmed on a W126 sedan "stuck" front window regulator. Principles will apply to most power windows 1970 to 1995 but not all.

When the motor won't move the window down you can not get to the bolts that hold the regulator to the glass. So then how can you get it out of the door!  What a pain! In this xxx minute video Kent will show you what you need to do in order to get a "stuck" power window regulator out of a door.

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