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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.

$119.50

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.

$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.

$4.50
Currently out of stock.

Original OM616 and OM617 Diesel Engine Motor Mount Bolt - USED

ONLY ONE AVAILABLE.1977 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD and 1981 to 1985 300SD

This is the bolt that goes into the motor mount arm from underneath the car. It is easy to round one of these out when removing. This is a good used bolt with a good undamaged head. You are buying just one bolt. If you need two change the quantity in the shopping cart if you need two bolts.

$38.00

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.

$29.50

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.

$159.50
Currently out of stock.

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.

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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.

$38.50

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.

$42.95

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.

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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. 

$135.00

617 TURBO and Late 240D Diesel Aluminum Alternator Mounting Bracket

BOTTOM BOLT INCLUDED: Not corroded: Fits 1978 to 1985 300SD and 1982 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD and 300TD - Last one we have.

Last one we have. We are including the bottom bolt as often those often need to be cut off. An excellent used bracket that bolts to the engine block to mount the alternator. The bolts in this bracket often get frozen to the aluminum and require cutting.

$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

NOTE: May be black or chrome depending upon stock on hand. 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.

$118.95

OM 603 1986 to 1987 Garrett T3 Turbocharger Basic Overhaul Kit

Only fits 6 cylinder 1986 to 1987 300SDL, 300D and 300TD with GARRET TURBO!!!

This kit will allow you to replace the critical worn parts inside the early 603 U.S. made Garrett T3 turbochargers. This kit will not work if your engine has a KKK turbo made in Germany. The only way to tell which turbo you have is by visual inspection.

$238.50

5 Cylinder 617 300D 300TD 300SD Physical Exam Kit

Check the Health of your Diesel Engine Yourself - Save BIG $$$

If you are going to buy or have just purchased an older 5 cylinder Mercedes Diesel (1975 to 1985) the first thing you need to do is a good physical exam of the engine. Don't throw money at a car that has a dying engine.

$118.75

615 616 617 Diesel Valve Adjusting Wrench Kit - Designed by Kent Bergsma - Made in the U.S.A.

For adjustable valve clearances on 190D 200D 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 1961 to 1985

These wrenches are fantastic labor savers. If you have been thinking about adjusting your diesels valves on your own - this kit will save you time, frustration, and high shop labor costs. Now is the time to get your own pair. NOW WITH RUBBERIZED GRIP HANDLES. 100 percent made in the U.S.

$14.95
Currently out of stock.

617 Turbo Diesel Air Cleaner Rubber Mount Heat Shields ( Set of 3 )

These can help prolong the lift of the rubber mounts under your air cleaner housing

These steel cupped heat shields go under the rubber mounts to help deflect heat and grease away. In most cases (unless your engine is severely shaking) they will prolong the life of the rubber mounts.

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Step-by-Step Diesel Purge Instructions - On Demand Video Instruction
$8.99

Purging a Diesel Engine Fuel Delivery System Step-by-Step - On Demand Video

How to use the best medicine for sick diesels to perform a proper diesel purge

Rough running diesels abound everywhere. The symptoms include poor acceleration, no power, and excess exhaust smoke. Some times these can be a sign of real problems. Other times it may mean your fuel injection system just needs a good cleaning. And NOTHING cleans better than Diesel Purge.

$10.95

Late 602 603 Diesel Monark Glow Plug - SOLD INDIVIDUALLY

5 needed for 1989 190D 2.5 and 1990 TO 1993 300D. 6 needed 1990 to 1991 350SDL, 1992 to 1993 300SD (140 Chassis) and 1994-1995 S350

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This glow plug works ONLY in those years and models listed above. If you order by mistake they are not returnable. SOLD INDIVIDUALLY. If you need five please change your cart total to 5. If you need 6 then change the total to 6.

$39.75

Heavy Duty Carbon Reamer for Pencil Glow Plug Chambers

A must have to increase glow plug performance and extend life

PENCIL GLOW PLUGS ONLY!! WILL NOT WORK ON MODELS WITH THE OLD STYLE LARGE THREAD SERIES TYPE. For 1978 to 85 300SD Turbos / 1980 to 93 240D / 300D 300TD 300CD 190D 300SD 300SDL 350SDL. When was the last time your glow plug chambers were reamed out?

Diesel Purge Injection System Cleaner H. D.
$32.50

Diesel Purge Injection System Cleaner kit with Instructions

Receive a Related Bonus-Product FREE! (Can only be shipped UPS Ground)

Can only be shipped UPS GROUND. NO INTERNATIONAL. Extra packaging charges may apply. It some cases it may be shipped in its own box depending on the size of your order and the other products included.

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$2.99

1977 to 1985 Mercedes Diesel Oil Change Procedure the Easy Way - On Demand Video

Do your oil changes yourself to make certain they get done properly with the correct oil!

Doing your own diesel oil changes is not difficult.  Granted you won't save a lot of money, but it will get you to regularly inspect your engine for oil leaks, etc and it will guarantee the job gets done right.

On Demand Video
$4.99

Waking Up An Old Benz That Has Sat For Years Part 1 - On Demand Video

Kent covers what you may have to do first with the engine and fuel system

When an old Mercedes ( or any other car for that matter ) has sat idle for over a year it can be a challenge to get it safely back on the road again. If it has sat idle for more than 5 years you may find it difficult to even get the engine running. 

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$4.99

Abnormal Diesel Engine Noise Troubleshooting - On Demand Video

How to determine if the engine noise is external or internal

Diesel engines make noise. Some ticking and rattling is normal and not something you should be concerned about. Certain loud knocking or rattling noises could be a sign that something bad is happening to the engine, especially if the noise comes on suddenly.

$269.50

617 Diesel Garrett T3 Turbocharger 200K High Performance Overhaul Kit

For 5 cylinder Garrett turbos on 300SD 300D 300CD and 300TD 1978 to 1985

For 5 cylinder Garrett turbos on 300SD 300D 300CD and 300TD 1978 to 1985. Buy the complete kit and save! If your Garrett T3 turbo has over 200K Kent highly recommends you plan on doing the complete overhaul.

$98.00

380 420 500 560 V8 Fan Clutch Replacement Kit

Watch the engine temp. If it likes to creep up especially at idle it could be a worn out clutch. Watch the video below for more explanation.

This fits all Mercedes V8 engines listed in the title from 1981 to 1991 including the sedans, the SL and SEC models. I compare fan clutches to shock absorbers. They wear out slowly over time and you don't feel or see the difference until you actually replace it with new. 

On Demand Video
$12.99

380 560 V8 Fan Clutch Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

For 380SL 380SE 560SL and 560SEL

In this 13 minute instructional video Kent will demonstrate how to remove an old fan clutch and replace it with a new one on a 1983 380SL This is a beginner D.I.Y. job and no special tools are required. This video is included free of charge with the purchase of our Later V8 fan clutch kit.

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