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Cleaning and Detailing a Mercedes Engine Compartment- On Demand Video Instruction
$4.99

Extreme Detailing Part 4: Cleaning and Detailing an Engine Compartment Safely - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to get it super clean with minimal water and overspray

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.

$18.50

Compressor Air Hose Quick Connector Repair / Add On Kit

Great kit to repair old air hose and / or to add air tools to your compressor

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.

$89.50

OM617 Turbo Diesel Engine Timing Chain Tensioner

Turbo models only 1978 to 1985 300D 300TD 300CD and 300SD

Brand new Febi Bilstein part. WARNING: Must be installed properly or damage can occur to the timing chain and sprockets. Kent always recommends you replace the tensioner when you install a new timing chain. NO INSTRUCTIONS. Instructions do not come with this part.

$18.95

Engine Cosmetic Restoration "Tool" Kit

For extreme cleaning and visually restoring your engine compartment

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.

$6.95

Anti Corrosive Gel for Magnesium and Aluminum

For protecting clean and bare aluminum and magnesium engine parts

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.

$39.50

1/4 Inch Drive Beam Type Super Low Torque Wrench

Very accurate for low torque settings - 0 to 9 Newton Meters or 0 - 80 inch pounds

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!

$29.99

Gas Engine Spins But Won’t Start - Video Class with Kent Bergsma

Watch all seven videos in this series - and learn how to get your gas Mercedes starting and idling better.

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.

$8.75

Gasket Replacement and Sealing Surface Preparation Kit

Use when prepping aluminum and magnesium metal surfaces for gaskets or RTV sealant

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.

$1.95

Plastic Razor Blades 10 pc. Assortment

Kent's favorite - Cleaning glass, paint surfaces, critical metal surfaces for proper sealing and other uses

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.

$28.50

Custom Made Large Angled Head Clamping Tool

Multiple uses for hose removal, assembly, and holding parts safely for cleaning and polishing.

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!

$12.25

Garrett T3 Turbocharger Compressor Housing Gasket

Fits Garrett Turbo chargers only 1978 to 1987 - 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD and 300SDL

This is the highly specialized paper gasket that seals the center section forward bearing plate to the compressor wheel housing as shown below:

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$5.99

No Cost Steps to Fixing an Engine's High Idle Speed Problem - On Demand Video

Kent is always amazed at how often it is the simple things! You won't believe how easy it was to fix this engine!!

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.

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Mercedes Benz Impulse Codes - On Demand Video
$3.99

Read and Clear Check Engine Light Codes: 1988 to 1995 Mercedes - On Demand Video

Learning how to do this yourself could save you hundreds of dollars $$$$$$$$$

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.

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Broken Radiator Neck - On Demand Video
$16.99

Repairing a Broken Plastic Upper Radiator Neck - On Demand Video

With the right products and procedures this can be safely done in most cases

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.

$138.50

190E 2.6 260E 300E 300SE Distributor Overhaul Kit w/ Special Tool

For all M103 6 cylinder Single Cam Engines from 1985 to 1993

Distributor neglect is one of the most common neglected maintenance items that we see on the 6 cylinder 103 engine. Just because the engine is running ok does not mean that the parts are not worn out. One day you will get up in the morning and the engine will not start.

$165.00
Currently out of stock.

ORIGINAL FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL 617.95 Turbo Diesel Engine

For 1978 to 1985 5 cylinder turbo charger equipped engines

This is a must have if you own an older turbo 300D 300TD 300CD or 300SD. Full of very valuable info. No longer in print and hard to find. This is the factory dealer workshop full engine service manual. 

$32.50

190E 190D 300E 300SDL 300D 2.5 Engine Oil Plug Magnetic Pickup -- SUPER STRENGTH

Fits 14 MM Engine Oil Drain Plug Magnetic Pickup for Later Engines --- OM 601 602 603 M102 M103 M104 and Some V8's

This is the standard 14 mm long pan plug used on many engines with aluminum pans from the mid 1980's on. Before ordering make certain you have this type of pan plug. This engine oil drain plug can help extend the life of your old diesel engine.

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Mercedes Blown Diesel Engine - On Demand Video
$8.99

What Caused an OM 617 Turbo Diesel to Destroy Itself - On Demand Video

# 2 cylinder connecting rod broke in half and blew out the side of the block in a 300SD!

Want to find out what caused the catastrophic destruction of an OM 617 5 Cylinder turbo diesel engine? These engines are known for being indestructable so something really bad had to happen.

$45.00

W126 300SD Coolant Reservoir Tank with Hoses - USED

Fits 1981 to 1985 300SD (see notes below) with all hoses included

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. 

$55.00
Currently out of stock.

617 Turbo Diesel Air Cleaner Bracket. - USED

For 1978 to 1984 turbo model 300SD 300D 300CD and 300TD (some Federal 85 models with air filter mounted on the engine.)

ONLY ONE AVAILABLE. Very good used OE air filter housing bracket. Comes with three good recently new rubber mounts and metal heat shields ( not shown in this picture).  Fits 1978 to 1984 300SD, 1981 to 1984 300TD and 1982 to 1984 300D and 300CD. 

 

$69.50
Currently out of stock.

Late 617 Turbo Diesel Intake Elbow with Clamp and Seal (Used)

Fits 1981 to 1984 300TD turbo and 300SD and 1982 to 1984 300D and 300CD with air filter mounted on engine

Good used turbo intake elbow. Please note comes with both clamps but no rubber seals ( see related products below.  The lip on the larger outlet has been trimmed away to allow for easier installation. 

$116.00

Late 617 Turbo Diesel Air Cleaner Housing - USED

Fits 1981 to 1984 Turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD

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. PLEASE NOTE: This filter does NOT include the hose attached to the side in the picture.

$78.00

1981 to 1984 5 Cyl Turbo Diesel Throttle Rod and Levers - USED

If your OM617 turbo throttle levers are all screwed up or worn out this is what you need. Major part of your throttle linkage

This is the actual part you will receive. Study it carefully. Fits Turbo 300SD and 300TD 1981 to 1984 and 300D 300CD 1982 to 1984. Before ordering make certain your linkages match those shown in the picture. 

$38.50
Currently out of stock.

1977 TO 1985 Diesel Upper Timing Chain Guide Rail - USED

Fits OM616 and OM617 diesel engines 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD and 300SD

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.

$39.95

24" Measuring Machinist Straight Edge with Protective Sleeve

A must have when working on engines.

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. 

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$8.99

1978 to 1985 Pencil Glow Plug Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

For 1978 to 1985 300SD and 1980 to 1985 240D, 300D, 300CD and 300TD

Pencil (parallel style) glow plugs usually fail slowly over time. The first signs are rough running after startup. Then you may see a flashing glow plug light on your dash. If ignored over time you engine may not start at all.

$265.00

1981 To 1985 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Oil Cooler - USED

For turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD

Excellent used turbo diesel oil cooler. Only fits models listed. Excellent threads on fittings and no leaks. No expedited shipping. Please allow 3 to 5 business days before this part can be shipped.

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$4.99

M103 M104 Straight 6 Gas Engine Thermostat Replacement - On Demand Video

A major cause of poor fuel economy and weak cabin heater performance

Many owners neglect replacing the engine coolant thermostat. It just slowly wears out over time. If you notice your engine temperature running low or you car taking a long time to heat up inside these are the first signs your thermostat has failed. 

$152.00

617 TURBO and Late 240D Diesel Aluminum Alternator Mounting Bracket

Not corroded: Fits 1978 to 1985 300SD and 1982 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD and 300TD

No expedited shipping. Please allow 3 to 5 business days before this part can be shipped. It is not located at our main shipping warehouse and sometimes it will need to be removed from a car before it can be cleaned and packed for shipping. Thanks for your understanding.

$86.00
Currently out of stock.

617 Diesel Engine Fan Clutch

For 5 blade aluminum fan on 617 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD 1975 to 1983.

Excellent USED Factory Fan clutch removed from a OM 617 turbo diesel engine. Appears to be low time. Very firm and smooth movement. Fit all 5 cylinder diesels 1975 to 1985 as well as some gas engines.

$22.75

1977 to 1985 Diesel Special 24 mm Oil Filter Housing Fitting Wrench

A Must Have Tool when dealing with stubborn oil cooler hoses

This standard 24 mm combination wrench is specially ground in our shop so that it will hold the fitting on the late 616 and 617 oil filter housing when loosening the oil cooler hose end nut. Without this wrench the fitting may start to turn with the hose nut and you will never get it off.

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