All kinds of metric bolts and engine related as shown. Study the picture carefully. This is exactly what you will receive.
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Enter the dreaded “check engine” light. When it suddenly comes on it can create fear and panic in many a driver. Kent has known some people who have sold their cars cheap because they just did not want to deal with taking the car into a mechanic to get it fixed.
Good used very straight pulley.
Good used straight power steering pump pulley. Fits only those models listed turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD
Parts as shown. For US model power steering pumps 240D, 300D, 300TD, 300CD and 300SD 1981 to 1985.
Very nice jack as shown. Fits all 123 and 1981 to 1985 126 chassis. Factory original has 123 part number stamped on it
Good used trunk light assembly as shown. Comes with bulb but cannot guarantee condition.
Excellent set of emblems as shown. Very good chrome.
If you are experiencing excessive steering play you might want to inspect your coupler. This new part comes with thread locker bolts and locking washers as shown.
Good used crack free hard line as shown. Connect to vacuum pump.
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.
Good used thermostat housing as shown. This is the section that bolts onto the side of the cylinder head. Not heavily corroded like most. Will clean up real nice. Both sensors are included inside but cannot guarantee they will work properly as they have not been tested.
Very good used aluminum power steering pump for your 4 and 5 cylinder diesel engine. Only fits years listed. Comes with cap, wing nut and internal spring. No filter. Recommend a new filter (not included) and upgrade to better power steering fluid ( not auto trans fluid!)
Good used later OM671 turbo intake elbow. For 1981 to 1984 models without trap oxidizer. Please note comes with both clamps and older but straight rubber seals. Seals are usable but just starting to get a little hard.
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.
Excellent air filter assembly housing with short tube design. No cracks, good cap stud and threads,and all side clips intact. No dent damage. 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.
Good used pump with brand new front seal installed. You will need to use your existing pulley and nut. Shipped with new power steering filter.
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.
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 and correct spacer for mount.
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 imperious 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.
Good 123 chassis hub with bearings and rotor as shown. Rotor has some slight wear and surface rust from storage but are still thick, within spec. and very acceptable for use. Only one available. If you have a rusty and worn hub or very bad bearings here is a good chance to replace it.
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 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.
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.
Excellent used set of fuel injector hard lines as shown. It is missing a couple of the small clamps. Some slight bending of the lines is usually always required when installing and that is ok.
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.
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.