Good used tank and hoses as shown. This is the original style tank that is no longer available ( without the hole for the level sensor). So this only works on the early W126 sedan diesels. Includes non original cap.
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Good used later OM671 turbo intake elbow. For 1981 to 1984 123 models without trap oxidizer. Please note comes with both clamps and NEW rubber seals. The elbow has been slightly modified by Kent for a much easier installation. Note part number if you are not sure of fit.
Kent uses his 1976 240D that had sat idle for 6 years to demonstrate what needs to be done to get an old fuel system cleaned out and serviced properly. This always includes installing new fuel filters and sometimes will require replacing some of the rubber hoses.
IF you want a nice one for your W123 turbo this is it! Excellent air filter assembly housing with a short tube design. No cracks, good cap stud and cap stud threads, and all side clips intact. No dent damage. It does not include wing nut. No air filter included.
Good used set of three knobs as shown. Threads are good. 3 are required for one headlight door. All 1977 to 1985 123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes 280CE, Mercedes 280TE.
This is the actual part you will receive. Study it carefully. Fits Turbo 300TD wagon 1981 to 1984 and 300D 300CD 1982 to 1984. Before ordering make certain your linkages match those shown in the picture. included two clips at the front and a good bushing for the round shaft.
Good used cover as shown. No breaks along the outer edge. Good gasket and thumb screws. Fuse box chart inside is for a diesel model is still in good condition ( not bent, not curled, very readable and clean. Getting very hard to find them this nice anymore.
Includes good stud attachment that has not been broken off like most. Cleaned and painted. only a small amount of light rust pitting on inside lower section. No holes or rust through.
Excellent used prechamber for the early W115 and W123 non-turbo diesel. This part is no longer available new. These have been cleaned and checked and are in top condition.
Mercedes 108, 109, 114, 115, 116, 107, 123, 126, 124 and 201 chassis window trim has a super strong anodized coating that is impervious to hand polishing but still can oxidize when exposed to harsh environmental elements.
When trying to troubleshoot a leak in your vacuum system or just plugging off a hose that is leaking nothing works better than these. They are the same ones that we include in your vacuum hand pump testing kit.
Very good used starter. Appears to be a recent replacement.
Not perfect or mint but does not have any cracks or holes in it. Lens is very good but there is fading of the yellow reflector along the bottom inside. Still very usable but not for a show car. No electrical bulb included. Priced accordingly. Not returnable.
Good used working climate control panel as shown. Dial face and buttons have a little wear but are all still very readible. Temp wheel works smoothly and accurately and the push buttons all respond properly. Note back side. Unit has not been overheated as most.
Good ground cable as shown. Even includes good tightening bolt.
This upper guide rail is no longer available new. If yours is cracked or excessively worn then it needs to be changed when you replace a timing chain. We have collected all the good ones we have which are not very many.
Most D.I.Y. Mercedes owners do not need a $100 to $200 "Check Engine Light" code reader / scan and reset tool.
This has got to be one of the best used right side turn signal lenses Kent has seen in a while. It has been on a car but not very long. Absolutely no fading, no crazing, no cracks or chips and both back tabs are it place. See how bright the color is in the pictures.
This is in very good condition. Good clear lens with no breaks in the lens. The backside you can see has both tabs still fully intact. The bulb holder is included but may need a new bulb. No install knob. You can use the one from your existing lens.
This potentiometer for controlling the dash lights was recently removed from a 300D. It is obvious from the condition that it is a recent replacement. Can not be sure how old it is, but it has excellent spring and rod movement and no corrosion. NO LONGER AVAILABLE NEW.
PLEASE NOTE: This tank has to ship oversize and it is very expensive to ship across the county. The shipping amount in checkout may not be accurate. You will be charged exact shipping. If you are on the east cost recommend you contact us first for shipping to your address.
Serpentine belt removal and replacement instructions. This job is not too difficult; however, it is not readily apparent how to remove the belt. These instructions will walk you through it with step-by step pictures.
This is no longer available so we custom make this in our shop. This hard to find 5 way vacuum connector can be used to replace a worn or deteriorated factory connector you as an alternation you can use it to replace 2 - 3 way connectors where needed.
126 sedan hood hinges are prone to problems when not lubricated and they are a common failure part. When these seize up due to rust the pin in the pivot joints will just break! The locking lever can also be damaged by rough and improper handling.
This is the new Mercedes O.E.M. replacement for the GREEN transmission vacuum modulator found on most of the models listed above. This unit has been upgraded from the original for better shifting performance (you will note it looks quite different).
This quick reference guide will help you locate the source of the most common problems found on 123 and 126 chassis front suspensions. Illustrated parts breakdowns will guide you to the parts needed to repair the problem.
In this 5 and a half minute video Kent will show you how to replace the o-ring seal at the base of the dip stick / fill tube going into the automatic transmission case on the right side.
Kent recently replaced all the engine compartment rubber vacuum hoses and connectors in his own 300SDL and was amazed at the difference. Engine shut off quicker, transmission shifted better, and engine ran smoother.
This carpet wetness is such a common problem on the W123 chassis that Kent decided to shot a short video explaining how to troubleshoot where the leak is coming from. He will point out the three potential areas for leaks and show how to use water to find the source.
In this on demand video you will get to watch Kent remove the cylinder head from his 1990 R129 300SL with the 104 twin cam straight 6. This is a highly detailed video on how to do it without making the mistakes that many others have made. The job must be done with understanding and great care.
The primary purpose of this Part 1 introduction is to give you, the viewer an overview of some of the challenges you will be faced with if you decide to replace the head gasket yourself.
This is a common occurrence as these gas engines with Bosch C.I.S. fuel injection age. Most of them are now at least 20 + years old. The problem goes something like this. You start the engine cold and it will hardly run. It runs rough and idles very low and will even quit a few times.
If you are interested to see how easy it is to install a new hood pad, this video will let you see Kent demonstrate the process step-by-step. If you have purchased one of our hood pad kits, then this video can help you get your new pad lined up and installed properly.
When working on automotive engines a long heavy machinist straight edge is a must. This is the best way to tell if the mating surfaces are flat and true. That includes cylinder heads, engine blocks, intake and exhaust manifolds as well as critical sealing metal to metal covers and housings.
If you think CIS fuel injectors can just be ignored, think again. Sure, your gas engine will continue to start and run “ok”, but you may find that it is not producing the power it once did nor the fuel mileage it once delivered.
Brand new Bosch Fuel Injector as shown. This is the later style with the smaller threads. It will only fit the models listed below with CIS fuel injection. How do you know if you have CIS? If you have hard metal fuel lines going to your injectors with no wires you have CIS.
Any of us who have owned a 1977 to 1985 Mercedes W123 for any length of time have probably had to deal with the glove box door at some point. The hardest part is loosening and removing that weird little round slotted nut on the two hinge points.
A properly functioning and adjusted waste gate is critical to the proper operation of your early turbo charged Mercedes diesel engine.
Works on all models from 1977 to 1993 with the Bosch C.I.S Fuel Injection system - see models listed below: Now you can do it yourself on the bench with this inexpensive tester- Save big $$. Ever wonder how well your old CIS fuel injectors are working?
Good used and tested climate control servo amplifier. This is a critical part to the proper operation of the big servo that controls coolant flow to the heater core. Removed from car with fully working system. This one appears to be a newer replacement.
Good working used temp sensor. Mounts in right side speaker grill on top of dash.
Excellent used brite aluminum vent grill and non rusty screen as shown.
Good used set of TWO hubcaps slight off-white color as shown with clips. (These are not bright white so they will not make all white Mercedes! )There are not perfect but still very acceptable for a driver.
Excellent used instrument removed from a 125,000 mile 300SD. Good work tach and clock.
The overhead temperature sensor and its operation are critical to the “automatic” features of the climate control system. If you want the heat to hold steady inside the car, the sensor or sensors must be functioning properly.
A 12 volt test light is a very handy tool to have when working on any car but it is particularly important if you have a old diesel. This tool will allow you to quickly determine if there is power getting to your glow plugs, and if not where the power is breaking down.
This is becoming one of the common transmission fluid leaks on these older automatics. If the trans is leaking fluid in small puddles while the car sits for longer periods suspect this seal. You can be fooled thinking it is coming from the pan gasket.
In part 1 Kent covered the key components, where they are located and what they do. If you are not familiar with this system we recommend you watch part 1 first.
Genuine Mercedes special Oring seal for the bowden cable housing where it connects to the right side of the automatic transmission. This is a common leak area and you may be fooled into thinking it is leaking out of the pan gasket.