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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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$22.99

How to Install New Fuel Injectors in a 450 M117 Engine - ON DEMAND VIDEO

For 1976 to 1980 450SL 450SLC 450SE 450SEL from 1976 to 1980 with CIS fuel injection

This 25 minute video will instruct you on how to replace the fuel injectors in your 1976 to 1980 8-cylinder M117 engine safely and efficiently.  This is a fairly straightforward job, but there are some pitfalls you will want to avoid.

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$29.99

How to Install New Fuel Injectors on a 1981 to 1991 V8 Engine - ON DEMAND VIDEO

For 380SEC, 380SL, 380SLC, 380 SE, 380SEL, 500SEL, 420SEL, 560SEL, 560SEC and 560SL from 1981 to 1985 with CIS fuel injection

This 33 minute video will instruct you on how to replace the fuel injectors in your 8-cylinder M116 engine safely and efficiently.  This is a fairly straightforward job, but there are some pitfalls you will want to avoid.

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$19.99

How to Install New Fuel Injectors in an M110 Engine - ON DEMAND VIDEO

For 280SE, 280SEL, 280SL. 280E, 280CE, 280TE 1976 to 1985 with CIS fuel injection

This 16-minute video will instruct you on how to replace the fuel injectors in your 6 cylinder M110 safely and efficiently. Since this is a fairly straight forward remove and replace this is not a step-by-step video.

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1961 to 1980 Power Sunroof Cable Transmission Drive Unit Service and Repair - On Demand Video

Covers theory of operation - complete service and repair, and installation tips of this critical unit. Part 2 of Broken Sunroof Series

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).

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Stuck or Jammed Non Tilting Sunroof Removal and Inspection - On Demand Video

Part 1 of Broken Sunroof Series - a multi part series to repair broken power sunroofs from 1961 to 1985 all models

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:

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Single Wire O2 Sensor Installation Instructions - On Demand Video

For 1980 to 1985 gas 6 and 8 cylinder models with oxygen sensor installed.

Is your old gas engine running a little rough? There could be lots of reasons for this but if you have good compression, good plugs and wires you might consider replacing your O2 sensor even if your warning light is not showing up. This is an easy DIY job.

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380 560 V8 Fan Clutch Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

For 380SL 380SE 560SL and 560SEL

In this 13 minute instructional video Kent will demonstrate how to remove an old fan clutch and replace it with a new one on a 1983 380SL This is a beginner D.I.Y. job and no special tools are required. This video is included free of charge with the purchase of our Later V8 fan clutch kit.

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How to Install Our Injector Pressure Tester Conversion Kit

Shows how to upgrade your Version 1 or Version 2 tester to our Version 3 with fume capture bottle.

This video only applies to our injector pressure tester. Kent will show you how to attach the capture bottle and fittings to your older Version 1 or Version 2 pressure tester. Video is free with purchase of the conversion kit.

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$19.99

How to Install New Steering Tie Rod Ball Joint Ends - On Demand Video

Here are the instructions you need to do it right and you can do it yourself!

In this detailed 30-minute video Kent will walk you through the process of installing new tie rod ends on his 1959 Mercedes 220SE. The principles are the same on almost all models from the 1950s up to the 1990s. He will explain the differences in adjustment between the older and newer styles

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$28.99

1978 to 1985 Diesel VCV ( Vacuum Control Valve ) Internal Inspection and Service Instructions - On Demand Video

Warning: Not all VCV valves are repairable. Some are just too worn out and no parts are available. But it is worth a "shot."

Kent delivers a very detailed 24 minute video on understanding how this valve works and how to fix it if possible. You will learn how to recognize a valve that is just too worn out to repair. No bleeder valve repair parts are available and there is not way to DIY fix one if it is badly damaged.

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$14.99

1981 to 1991 Monovalve Climate Control Electric Water Pump Upgrade Installation Instructions - On Demand Video

How to install a newer style pump in your late W123, late R107 and W126 with ACCIII automatic climate control

In this 30-minute instructional video, Kent will explain how this new pump compares to the original, what is included in the kit and why, how to make a new plugin wiring harness, demonstrate step by step how to install this pump in a late W123 and explain the differences you will face when instal

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How to Install the Klima Heater Control Valve in the late W123 and the 380SL - On Demand Video

Since this really is a "plug and play" unit, it is very easy to install. No modifications at all are needed!

In this instructional video, Kent demonstrates how easy it is to install the Klima heater control valve ( monovalve replacement ). If you have one of these popular and classic Mercedes, this is the best upgrade you can make for your climate control.

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How to Install our ACCIII Climate Control Performance Upgrade - On Demand Video

This applies to the 1981 to 1985 W123 and the 1982 to 1989 R107. Also indirectly to the W126

This an instructional "how-to" video that comes with our ACCIII performance upgrade it. It will show you how to install a protective fuse for your auxillary water pump and how to replace the rotton foam climate control hose under your dash. Total run time is 16:29.

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How to Replace Late W123 Upper Center Console Light Bulbs - On Demand Video

Applies to 1981 to 1985 123 models with the Generation II Automatic Climate Control

In this video Kent will show you how to remove the center wood panel and the climate control switch panel so you can replace the 5 small bulbs behind it that light up the switch panel and the buttons behind it. It is not as difficult as it may first appear if you understand the procedure.

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Attaching Lose Wood Trim with 3M Super Trim Cement - On Demand Video

This is an amazing adhesive. Can glue and hold almost anything to anything!

This 8-minute on-demand video will show you how Kent uses the Super 3M trim adhesive to glue dash and center wood pieces in a W123. The principles apply to other models as well as almost any loose rubber piece on any car. 

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$14.99

W123 300TD Wagon Rear Hatch Wiper Motor Assembly Service and Repair - On Demand Video

For all 1978 to 1985 Estate Station Wagons - Remove - Inspect - Service - Repair - Overhaul - Reinstall. Kent covers it all.

I think well over half of all W123 wagon rear hatch wiper assemblies are either stuck, broken, inoperative, noisy or just won't part properly. The main reason for all these failures is lack of service ( ie lubrication ). It just never gets done.

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$8.99

W123 Wood Shift Cover Rear Hold Down Pin Repair - On Demand Video

Requires the plastic part we sell to fix the problem. This video is free with the purchase of that part. See related products below.

This 10-minute instructional video will show you how to remove the center shift cover wood piece, replace the broken pin in the back, and reinstall the cover back into your W123. 

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Diesel VCV Valve Installation and Linkage Adjustment Instructions - On Demand Video

Applies to OM617 Turbo Diesels from 1978 to 1985 and OM616 and OM617 Non Turbo engines 1980 to 1983

In this 17 minute instructional video Kent will walk you through removing and installation a VCV valve off the back of the injection pump and the proper way to adjust the linkage travel for best performance.  A number of tips will be shared to reduce frustration and prevent problems.

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$32.99

1972 to 1985 R107 Steering Lock Removal Video Class - 40 Minutes On Demand

Kent will explain theory, show you how it all works, and demonstrate getting it out of a 450SL BOTH with a key and without a working key!

Please note that this video class is included free with the purchase of one of our remaining new 450SL or 380SL steering lock assemblies.

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$29.99

1977 to 1985 W123 Steering Lock Removal Video Class - 44 Minutes On Demand

Kent will explain theory, show you how it all works, and demonstrate getting it out of a W123 BOTH with a key and without a working key!

Please note that this video class is included free with the purchase of one of our steering lock repair services or a new or rebuilt steering lock assembly. Please see related products below.

Lockservice

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W123 Side Window Bottom Trim Removal Instructions - On Demand Video

Not easy to get off! Our special tool is required which includes this video for free

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.

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Diesel Harmonic Balancer Installation Tips and Tricks - On Demand Video

Did you forget to mark it before removal? Can't see down there to align it properly? Not sure about the bolt and washers? This video will HELP!

This video ONLY covers some of Kent's "tips and tricks" on installing a harmonic balancer back onto the front of the crankshaft on an old Mercedes engine. The specific procedure was filmed while doing a front crank seal replacement on a 1983 240D.

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W123 Instrument Cluster Removal Procedure Without Damage - On Demand Video

For all 123 sedans, coupes, and wagons 1977 to 1985 - Special tools are required see related products

In the video instruction, Kent will show you the step-by-step procedure on how to safely remove the instrument cluster from the dash. It will require our special dash pull tools that can be purchased separately.

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$12.99

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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$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.

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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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$16.99

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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