16 spark plugs for the V8. 12 spark plugs for the V6. No wonder they never get changed. I think people freak out about the cost. I am determined to change that mindset.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ).
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.
Gasoline Model W111, W112, W113, W108. W109, W114, W115 Fuel Tank Drain and Screen Replace - On Demand Video
In this 7+ minute instructional video, you will learn how to cleanly and safely drain the fuel out of your old Benz.
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
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.
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.
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.
Note that this video is free of charge when you purchase our 380SL rear fuel hose replacement kit ( see related products below).
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".
Kent takes you through the process of removing and installing the shock absorbers on your own R107. The video specifically shows the work being done on a 380SL. Other models may have slight variations but the basic principles are the same.
In this video, Kent will show you how to safely and cleanly remove the fuel from the tank on your older Benz. You will need to drain the fuel anytime you replace the back end hoses, the tank filter screen, the fuel pump or the fuel filter.
Video instructions that come free of charge with the purchase of Kent's special tool to remove 107 fuel tank screens. This video will NOT be of much help if you do not purchase the tool, but it is being offered for anyone who would like to view it regardless. Total run time:
In this video instruction, Kent will show you how to pressure test your radiator and cooling system using his pressure bleeder tank and specially designed and modified radiator cap.
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.
Ever wonder why almost every rear bumper rubber on late model W123's is loose, almost falling off, or glued on? There is a design flaw and Kent has figured out how to fix it with his new kit.
If you are experiencing hard starting or unexplained loss of power, your engine's lift pump could be failing.
This on-demand video will take you through the process of replacing the worn-out ball joint bushings that connect to the front suspension guide rod on all W126 sedans and couple built from 1980 to 1991. This video comes free of charge when you purchase our complete repair kit.
Published in August of 2019, this has been one of the most requested videos over the past two previous years.
This video will cover the use of my custom plastic tool to safely remove the steel center section for the outside aluminum housing with rebuilding your older style SLS ( Self Leveling Suspension) hydraulic pump. No other instructions included here.
This video will not only save the condition of your door panel, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration when you go to replace a door panel after doing maintenance inside your door. Those old plastic film liners always seem to be torn, ripped, and downright ugly.
In this video, Kent will share with you some tips on how to properly measure your automatic transmission fluid level and what to do
In this short video, Kent will give you an overview on setting up and using Version 3 of his bench mount CIS gasoline injector pressure tester.
This video is specifically for setting up and using Kent's newest version of his diesel fuel injector bench mount tester. It does not contain any information on the actual process of cleaning or rebuilding a fuel injector.
Kent video instructions will take you through the process of flushing out the old automatic transmission fluid and replacing it with modern enhanced power steering fluid. This procedure was filled on a W108 280SE 6 cylinder sedan.
This video is part of the full net repair kit we sell. See related products below. If you choose just to watch this video, you will have to source your own bungee cord and crimping sleeves.
This on demand video only covers the principles of how to get a non-memory power seat in a 1980 to 1990 Mercedes to move forward and backward so you can get to the bolts to remove the seat from the car or remove the seat spring from the track assembly.
Our seat spring repair kit has been a great success! It can easily repair sagging on broken front seat springs. But what about seat padding. A lot of the older ( 1970's to 1980's glued fiber seat padding can crush down and even disintegrate over time.
This video will show Kent's technique on how to prime and paint alloy wheels using our wheel paint kit and masking dam that we sell separately. See below. The techniques will also apply to any spray can paint you should choose to use.
This is a full 25-minute step-by-step instructional video on how to properly flush or bleed your brake system using our pressure brake bleeder and fluid capture tank.
In this video, Kent explains the correct procedure for cleaning and lubricating your hubs and rear brake rotor BEFORE you install your wheels. He hardly ever sees this done when removing wheels on 15 plus-year-old Mercedes so he knows it is almost ALWAYS neglected.
Kent came up with this kit because of all the times he replaced e-brake shoes only to end up with battered knuckles and extreme headaches. This video is included free with the purchase of the toolkit.
This video is intended to be used as instructions when purchasing Kent's Rust Buster Tool. It can be viewed separately but you will need the tool to apply the principles. This video is included free of charge when purchasing the tool. See related products below:
Have you dreaded changing the rear end fluid before because it is a pain and ends up being really "messy?" Kent finally decided there had to be a better way so he went to work and came up with the idea of using a simple and affordable custom made pressure tank to "flush" and refill differentials
This video will take all the "mystery" away...
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.
Maybe you have even tried this only to have to patch fall on the floor when you walk away... ( it has happened to Kent... :-) ).
Learn all the tricks to adjusting the valves on your older Mercedes V8 engine.
PLEASE NOTE: These are not complete instructions on how to open up an early style SLS pump and properly reseal it. Rather, these are some tips that will make the job go faster and easier. These are things Kent has learned rebuilding a number of these pumps himself.
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a complete instructional video on how to install a new timing chain in a 1970 to 1991 M116 or M117 Mercedes V8 engine. Rather it is a collection of "tips" to help you prevent running into trouble when doing this job yourself.
In this video, Kent will walk you through some initial steps you can take to try to solve a rough running problem on an early Mercedes V8 engine with D-Jetronic fuel injection. Please note that this is an introductory troubleshooting video. It does not contain any actual repair information.
This can happen when you least expect it! It happened to me right when I purchased a W109 300SEL and it can be really frustrating.
One of the most often neglected easy and inexpensive maintenance items I see on gas engines. Why do people think that spark plugs will last forever or that it doesn't matter what type of plug is used! Aren' they all created equal?
You can not believe how many problems Kent has seen over the years as a result of the camshaft oiler tube falling off inside the valve cover! It is held on by inexpensive small plastic clips and guess what happens after 15 to 20 years? Yes, that is correct.