Illustrated 6 page step-by-step instructions for proper removal and installation of the modulator upgrade for the years and models noted here. Includes how-to specific details for using the new adjustment cap on the upgraded OEM modulators now available. These are installation instructions only.
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This 16 page PDF downloadable SLS manual was written specifically for 123 300TD wagon owners, but also applies to the models mentioned above, 300TDs from 1979-1985 and other chassis above up to 1990.
Indications that your seal needs replacing are tears in the lip and no resistance when you close your trunk. If you trunk snaps shut too easily it means the seal has collapsed and is no longer sealing properly.
Car alarms have their place, but on 20 year and older cars Kent is not so sure... When they get that old they can get very tempermental and will usually go off when you least expect it and in places that can cause great embarrassment.
Instructions to complete a diesel system purge. Does not include instructions on changing the filter
This 12 page instructional downloadable booklet by Kent Bergsma covers brake bleeding equipment and procedures for all model Mercedes from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s. This covers chassis Ponton 110 111 112 113 108 109 114 115 116 107 116 123 126 201 and 124.
For all 108 109 114 115 107 116 123 126 201 and 124 Chassis 1968 to 1995 including those models that have a special cable installed to keep the transmission locked until the key was turned.
During his years of working on diesel engines, Kent has learned a few things about glow plugs. Some he learned the easy way and others he learned by “pain and suffering.” If misunderstood or improperly maintained, glow plugs can be the “achilles heal” of a diesel.
This book explains how a parallel pre-glow system works and how to properly test it using inexpensive electrical testing equipment. If your PENCIL style glow plugs are not working properly, you need to find the cause BEFORE you start buying parts.
These instructions are part of our radiator neck reinforcement kit and a printed copy is included free with the purchase of that kit (see related products below).
Running badly means poor performance. It happens sooner or later to EVERY diesel owner. The word "performance" is often used to describe how well a diesel engine runs once started. The principles discussed will cover all Mercedes diesels from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s.
A diesel compression test is an extremely important engine diagnostic procedure. It should be done on any diesel you are planning to purchase. More than any other test, it can tell you if you are purchasing a healthy engine.
33 page digital PDF manual. Applies to all 110 115 116 123 126 201 124 140 diesels from 1961 to 1994. From my many years of working professionally on Mercedes diesels I have learned fuel injectors are the single most neglected maintenance item. I believe there are a number of reasons for this.
5 page digital PDF Instructions include multiple pictures to assist you in completing the job. Clear and detailed with tips and tricks from Kent Bergsma's years of experience.
We also highly recomend the Ultimate Flexible Brake Hose tool to complete the job. Look below to view.
201 124 and Late 126 Ignition Tumbler Cylinder Lock Replacement Procedure Instructions by Kent Bergsma - Download
PDF complete detailed step-by-step instructions (4 pages) to walk you through changing out your ignition tumbler.
Is your drivers seat starting to sag more than it use to? Are you finding it is just not comfortable any more on long trips? Maybe it tips to one side and you are constantly trying to compensate your weight to the other side.
All 201 chassis. If you own a 1984 to 1993 190E or 190D this is a great resource guide. You may not need it right now but I can almost guarantee that you will sometime in the future.
Older Mercedes have a very effective emergency brake design which was virtually the same on all models from the late 1960s right up through the early 1990s. The actuating mechanisms are all mechanical and are controlled by a Y cable under the car.
This repair guide covers all 201 sedans models 190E and 190D from 1984 to 1993.Removing a 201 chassis sedan door panel and doing related door maintenance and repair are all fairly easy jobs for the do-it-yourselfer.
For all 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis from 1965 to 1995. I wrote this repair guide to show you how to properly remove your instrument cluster and replace worn or failing components. (NOTE: This is not a detailed manual on how to repair the components.
Digital PDF instructions for cleaning your pencil glow plug chambers. 5 pages of step by step instructions with detailed pictures to visually assist you in completing the job.
If you have never replaced a hood star it can be frustrating getting the old one out and the new one in properly.
Our detailed instructions will explain how to do it in a few minutes with simple hand tools. Multiple pictures visually walk you through the process. PDF is 2 pages.
These instructions pertain only to the multi pin plug switch on the back of the ignition lock and key assembly.
In a perfect world your diesel would not leak a drop of fluid. Unfortunately, with the age of your vehicle, it may not be economically possible to eliminate every leak. Sometimes you may just have to live with some leaks.
Fits the following, 201, 124, and 126 chassis with 6 cylinder single cam gas engine. In my opinion, the 103 6 cylinder gas engine (built from 1986 to 1993) is one of the best engines Mercedes has ever built.
FITS ALL 190E and 190D 1984 TO 1993. This is the repair manual you 201 owners have been waiting for. If your blower motor has been intermittent, or some days it will not come on until you drive for a while, your heater motor brushes are most likely at the end of their life.
Covers 190D 300D 300TD 300SDL 350SD 350SDL 1984 - 1993. Book 4 in our glow plug series explains how to properly remove and replace the glow plugs in the OM 601 602 and 603 diesel engines from 1984 to 1993.
This guide will explain how to properly change the fluid and filter in your late 123, 126, 201, 124, late 107 chassis Mercedes as well as early 129 and 140 chassis. This includes model years from 1982 to 1993.
This instruction booklet is meant to be an introduction to simple rust repairs. I have also written a manual that goes into more advanced repairs using Miracle Paint to replace larger rotted sections of sheet metal.