In this 14-minute video instruction, you will get to see how Kent cleans and details an engine compartment in a W210 E430 using his favorite chemicals and techniques. This includes using less than a gallon of water and controlling the spray rinse so you protect sensitive electrical components.
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Hard to find brand new center chrome strip for plastic front grill insert.
This kit contains the following matched fittings. Two brass connector fittings and two hose clamps are included to help you fix old leaking air hoses. One is for 5/16 inch hose and the other brass fitting is for 3/8 inch air hose.
One of the handiest wrenches you can own! This double reversing ratcheting S wrench can save the day! Works great for 17 mm nuts like on bumpers and alternator brackets and the 15 mm can work on some hard to get to flex disk bolts.
Over the years Kent has detailed hundreds of cars and you know from his videos that he likes "extreme" detailing. His absolute favorite two "tools of the trade" are these premium grade microfiber sponges and what he calls his soft bristle "sawed off" paint brushes.
If you own and maintain an older car (especially 15 years and older) you must be willing to take care of its lubrication needs or you may spend big money later in repairs.
When replacing the front struts ( shock absorbers ) on a W201 W124 or W129 chassis it is frustrating and time consumming trying to remove and replace the big 22 mm top nut on the front struts ( shocks ).
This kit will allow you to remove your old fuel warmer and completely bypass it with the parts and instructions you will receive in this kit.
Mercedes installed small fuel warmers on these engines using engine coolant to warm up the fuel just before it enters the injection pump. The idea is great - especially in cold climates, but in moderate and warmer climates it is probably not needed.
Over the years Kent has used a number of different things to place on top his jack stands to prevent damage and for added security. He has even tried some of the commercially available jack stand plastic covers. Nothing has proven to work better than the special cut reinforced hose shown here.
In this video Kent will demonstrate how to replace the REAR shocks in the chassis mentioned above. He will do this on the ground on his W124 coupe using a floor jack, jack stands, and hand tools.
In this video Kent will demonstrate how to replace the FRONT shocks in the chassis mentioned above. He will do this on the ground using a floor jack, jack stands, and hand tools.
This is the best one Kent has ever used and he has tried quiet a few kneeling "aids". With 6 wheels this one is strong enough not to break in the middle. In indents with the knee foam are very comfortable.
"I have heard some owners complain about the unreliability of those older Hirschmann power antennas. I would say that in at least 80 percent of the few hundred antennas I have taken apart that went bad - the reason was lack of lubrication!
Purchase together and save $$$$. Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)?
Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)? How about those fine scratches in your side windows caused by dirt in the scrapers with rolling the windows up and down.
This video will take you step by step through the process of using our glass polish kit with a multitool to remove those fine scratches from your windshield or rear hatch glass. It also works great for polishing the water and acid rain out of any glass, including shower doors!
WARNING: Be very careful buying these from another vendor. They will not work in Mercedes. We have to modify and test each one here in our shop to make certain you will receive a bulb that works and will not burn out immediately!
When cleaning and cosmetically restoring your cars engine and engine compartment, you will need containers for the various cleaners, acids, paints and sealants you might use as well as brushes to apply them.
Kent has been working a long time to find a way to stop the ugly corrosion on aluminum and magnesium engine parts. Particularly valve covers and intake manifolds. Help Kent out here to test this new product he has been using. The kit includes a 1 oz container of gel and a scotch brite pad.
These are video instructions that go along with the LED dash lights we sell. The video comes free of charge when you purchase any of our 2 packs of bulbs or our 6 pack variety kit.
In this short video Kent will show you how he first tests the sunroof drains for blockage and then how he goes about cleaning out any blockage.
If you are tired of "guessing" on those critical low torque settings maybe it is time to get a small torque wrench. This is the one Kent likes for super low torque settings up. It is quality made and will not cost you an arm and a leg. You can even calibrate it yourself!
Too many emails on this subject pretty much forced Kent to do this almost 3 hour long video class. If you are having problem starting your old 1976 to 1993 Mercedes with Bosch C.I.S. fuel injection this is a must see.
This video is free with the purchase of Kent's new dash cluster pull tool set. If you just want to see how he uses the tools and some tricks to get difficult clusters out you are welcome to purchase this video separately. Approximate run time is 20 minutes.
When prepping many surfaces on your engine for replacement gaskets or application of RTV sealant it is very important not to scratch the metal. In some cases that can set up corrosion or possible small leaks that will lead to premature failure of the repair.
Kent uses these superb plastic razor blades regularly in his shop. Recently they proved very useful when resealing the magnesium engine breather covers on an M113 engine. There are seven green and three orange in this little package.
Removing a Mercedes instrument cluster from any of the chassis listed is easy with these special "pull" tools. Many owners do not realize that the instrument cluster is just pushed into the dash panel and not held in with any bolts or screws.
Wouldn’t it be grand if there was a way to remove your ignition tumbler without a key - then easily start the car using a flat blade screw driver or needle nose pliers and drive away?
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that does not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
TUMBLER ALERT: Be wary about buying these tumblers cheap on sites like eBay and the large car part sellers. Many have manufacturing flaws that are not easy to detect until you install it and then can not turn the key or get it back out.
This video is not only going to show you how to remove and replace the “SNAP cap” style tumbler, but it also going to explain the theory of operation and how to avoid certain pitfalls when doing this job yourself. And YES, there are pit falls.
How can you tell if you have a hole or leak in your exhaust system? What are the symptoms? Can the leak be patched? When will you have to get either a new center muffler or rear muffler or pipes or all three? Can you replace the mufflers yourself and what are the tricks?
This is one of Kent's favorite tools around his shop. It is used almost daily. The tool rose out of a need to be able to safely hold fuel inectors while cleaning when with a large high speed wire wheel. No tool like this is availabe so it had to be built in our shop!
This is the Permatex Brand Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant. 100 percent synthetic formula with ceramic solids. It resists moisture and corrosion and will not wash out. Lasts longer than any other caliper grease. Silences brake noise across a much wider temperature range.
The dash lights on these older models have never been super bright and on the 123 chassis, they have been downright dim - even with new bulbs and a new potentiometer.
Old cars and brake issues go hand in hand. Especially if the car is not driving very often. Brake problems usually first show up as “dragging” or sticking brakes. If this issue is not dealt with immediately it can lead to serious problem including the car catching on fire.
To fix burned out lights you have to remove the wood cover around the shifter. That can be the most difficult part, especially if you don't want to chip or crack your nice wood piece. Once the wood is up you can get the the light bulbs BUT you have to know where they are.
This video will be an excellent example of how to save big $$$ doing the work on your own car. If your gas engine is idling too fast in neutral it could be an expensive problem, but in many cases it is due to lack of maintenance over a long period of time.
If you have a Mercedes of this era equipped with an impulse code reader you will find a little numbered black box similar to the one in the pictured here in your engine compartment. It is located over by the battery and may have a black cover on it that can be lifted off.
Kent starts out the video talking about prevention by using the neck reinforcement kit he has been selling for years. In the case of his own 1990 300SL the neck had not been reinforced and it broke cleanly right in the middle.
Leaking fuel injector pumps have become a very common problem in the 60x. engines produced from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. The early 60x.
Another great solution from Mercedessource!
A broken radiator neck can be safely repaired if it breaks off cleanly in the center or aft of the center of the neck. If it breaks off too close to the tank or breaks off in multiple small pieces then we advise that you replace the radiator.