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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New crank main rear seal
New quality metal gasket as shown. Never try to reuse this gasket during turbo overhaul or replacement.
Brand new part. No instructions included. See related products below. Instructions do come with our turbo timing chain kit.
Brand new quality part. No instructions included. Instructions do come with our timing chain kit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guide use pin for upper guide rail at the top of the cylinder head. These often get striped out trying to remove them.
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 highly specialized paper gasket that seals the center section forward bearing plate to the compressor wheel housing as shown below:
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.
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.
Good used oil drain pipe as shown with good bracket attach point. For 1981 to 1984 Turbo 300TD 300D 300CD and 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.
Good used straight power steering pump pulley. Fits only those models listed turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
This is the actual part you will receive. Study it carefully. Fits Turbo 300TD wagon 1981 to 1984 and 300D 300CD 1982 to 1984. Before ordering make certain your linkages match those shown in the picture. included one clip at the rearn and a good bushing for the round shaft.
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.
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.
A properly functioning and adjusted waste gate is critical to the proper operation of your early turbo charged Mercedes diesel engine.
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.
Not ready to install on your car. You will need to get the lower fitting replaced by cleaning and welding.
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.
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.
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.
If you are going to buy or have just purchased an older 4 cylinder Mercedes Diesel the first thing you need to do is a good physical exam of the engine. It is even better to do this BEFORE you purchase the car to prevent surprises and pain in your wallet.
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.
5/25/22 update: The precision nozzles are now made for us by Wolfswerke-sachsen ( same company and same nozzle that was formerly branded as Monark). Yes!
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.
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.
This custom reamer designed and built by Kent Bergsma in our shop is the only one like it in the World. This is truly another first. Now you will be able to ream out that old crusty carbon build up in your old diesel engine.
WARNING: PLEASE confirm you have the original engine in your diesel BEFORE ORDERING this kit. We keep getting owners ordering this kit only to find out a later model engine has been installed. This happens quite often.
If you own an early 123 4 cylinder diesel then this is a must have diesel engine kit! This glow plug upgrade will do three things that will put a smile on your face: 1. Your engine will start faster and cold idle smoother. 2. Your glow plugs will last longer. 3.
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?
New German made fast heat glow plug designed to replace the series loop tip style glow plugs that were installed in all non-turbo diesel engines up to 1979. These have the large thread built in so they will install directly into the older heads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this video Kent will walk you through the step-by-step procedures he uses when diagnosing and repairing an older Mercedes diesel engine that either won't start or is very difficult to start.
NON TURBO MOTOR MOUNT KIT FITS THE FOLLOWING: 123 chassis 300D 300CD 300TD with 5 cylinder NON Turbo engines, from 1977 to 1981. Have you noticed your Mercedes diesel sedan is recently shaking more at idle. Maybe you are noticing new vibrations that were not there before.