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.
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Good ground cable as shown. Even includes good tightening bolt.
Good wood and with good working switches.
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.
Very good used working 201 regulator for right rear door. Frame is very straight. Strong motor. No frays in cable.
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.
Not perfect but bery usable. There is a very fine line crack (hard to see) but it does not appear water is getting inside. One hold down tab on the back side is broken off. This is for US style bulb 2 tab bulb holder. Bulb holder and bulb not included.
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.
Excellent used 85 turbo diesel sedan and wagon driveline as shown. Good universal joing and good center bearing and carrier.
Exact tool kit as shown. Pouch will need some cleaning. When was the last time you saw a set of original pliers that were not rusty and worked freely. Can not guarantee every original tool for this model is here. See picture. What you see is what you get.
Excellent used part as shown. Not perfect but still has cad plating and non rusty threads as shown.
Good used working climate control panel as shown. From the cosmetic condition of the unit it looks to be a replacement that has not had much use.
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. The fourth injector line was removed and the clamps were lost. You can use you other clamps or we sell the clamps separately. Some 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.
FITS THE FOLLOWING, all 116, 123, 107, 126, and 201 chassis 1977 to 1993 (does not work in the W124 chassis). This is an aftermarket electric water pump at half the cost of the original Bosch. It is a good quality unit for the price.
126 sedan hood hinges are prone to problems when not lubricated and they are a ommon 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 is one of the best sets I have seen recently. The doors open nicely and the lights in both visors work!!!!!. We will even include the special headliner attach clips as these complete the electrical circuit. These are also not cracked and in excellent condition.
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.
Very good used working 201 regulator. Frame is very straight. Strong motor. No frays in cable.
Works on all models from 1977 to 1993 with the Bosch C.I.S Fuel Injection system - see models listed below
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 navy blue vinyl trim pieces as shown. Almost all pieces are there including some chrome trim. Only one rear door ash tray included . Note one door upright piece has a slight break at the top. All four arm rests in excellent condtion.
This is an upgraded remanufactured climate control servo. It is a custom rebuilt unit with a CNC machined aluminum housing for extra long life.
Good used set of four hubcaps slight off-white color as shown. (These are not bright white so they will not make all white Mercedes! )There are not perfect but still very acceptable for a driver.
Fits all 116 Chassis 350SE 450SE 450SEL 280S 280SE 300SD 1973 to 1980 and 350SL 450SL 450SLC and 380SL from 1972 to 1985. This is a very nice smooth operation dimmer switch. It has not been in the car too long - many only a few years. No corrossion.
Excellent used instrument removed from a 125,000 mile 300SD. Good work tach and clock.
This is a completely assembly SVO fuel heater that uses a glow plug to heat the fuel. The mounting bracket is designed for the OM603 and OM602 diesel engine passenger cars. It mounts the heater vertically between the ABS unit and the window washter tank.
This unit is designed to fit into the spare tire well along the right side of the spare tire. A 1/2 inch fuel hose upgrade feeds fuel by gravity from the bottom of the fuel tank into the sump heater. A copper coil coolant heater then heats the fuel before it moves up the fuel line to the engine.
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.