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.
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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.
Have you ever tried to mask off your tires with paper and tape before painting the wheels? If you have I am sure you are laughing right now. Doesn't work too hot...Hard to get any tape to stick to the rubber tire.
If you drive hard and do a lot of heavy breaking your front wheel bearings should be packed with this grease! This is Kent's favorite. Also good for chassis, suspension, cv, and universal joints.
This green colored grease is specially formulated to work on any Mercedes from wheel bearing. Comes in a tube that is enough to do two front wheel bearings and inside hubs. If you drive at high speeds this is your best grease to prevent bearings from overheating.
If you are experiencing excessive steering play you might want to inspect your coupler. This new part comes with thread locker bolts and locking washers as shown.
Front suspension overhaul is almost always left until one has fixed everything else on the car. We know that most owners can live with some looseness in the suspension, especially when you consider the age of the 116 chassis (1973 to 1980 280S 280SE 450SE 450SEL and 300SD.
The best way to restore the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well. These are OEM COMFORT shocks that give you the smoothest ride.
Fits all models list below without Self Leveling Rear Suspension. The best way to upgrade the original ride and feel of your Mercedes is to replace your shocks with new HEAVY DUTY Bilsteins. There is no other shock that will perform as well.
ALERT: This is a very common front end wear part that can cause uneven tire wear and sloppy steering! Quality New Aftermarket left (drivers) side upper control arm.
Sold individually. Fits models 1968 to 1980 only. See below. Easy to install bottom stud just screws into the rear hub housing (no nut is used on back side of the lower stud). The top stud on the link connects to stabilizer bar with a locking nut.
This is a very common wear problem on most older Mercedes. The steering idler arm bushings are made out of rubber and when they wear your steering will get sloppy and you may hear squeaking noises when you turn the steering wheel.
Get rid of that old and ineffective transmission fluid in your older power steering system. It is the number one cause of excessive gear wear in your steering box. This is our partial kit that does not include the fluids so it can be shipped by air mail. Please study the pictures here.
Get rid of that old and ineffective transmission fluid in your older power steering system. It is the number one cause of excessive gear wear in your steering box. This kit will include almost everything you will need to do this yourself, along with complete step-by-step video instructions.
ONLY 2 matching wheels in this condition available. Please do not try to order more. Great set for snow or studded tires. They were newer replacements and you can see from the picture they were not used much. No damage or bad curb scrapes. Center caps and lug bolts NOT included.
Only one available. Please do not try to order more than one. This is one of the best original wide 14-inch alloy wheels Kent has ever seen. The pictures tell it all.
This is a MUST HAVE wheel care kit EVEN if you don’t work on your own Mercedes. This is one thing you must learn how to do because you can not trust tire shops anymore. See some videos below and I will explain why I feel so strongly about this.
In this video, Kent explains the correct procedure for cleaning and lubricating your hubs and rear brake rotor BEFORE you install your wheels. He hardly ever sees this done when removing wheels on 15 plus-year-old Mercedes so he knows it is almost ALWAYS neglected.
This is probably the 12th most neglected maintenance it. In all the years of working on Mercedes, Kent has only seen this service previously done on 2 or 3 cars. Watch Kent's YouTube video below and he will explain the two benefits to doing this procedure on your own Mercedes.
PLEASE NOTE: These are not complete instructions on how to open up an early style SLS pump and properly reseal it. Rather, these are some tips that will make the job go faster and easier. These are things Kent has learned rebuilding a number of these pumps himself.
I do not need to say much about this tool. Well made and well thought out. Someone who obviously was frustrated at scratching the finish on his or her alloy wheels came up with this idea. Watch the video below to see why this is now my favorite go it 17 mm lug bolt socket.
These are the style of wheels that started showing up in the very late 1960's and early 1970's. Please note size and part no. They will fit on almost any Mercedes from the early sixties up through the W123 but please make sure you want the 6" wide wheel.
This U.S.A. made 17 mm 8 inch long combination wrench is custom modified here in our shop to help you easily install Bilstein front and rear shocks on most of the older model Mercedes Benz.
In this video instruction, Kent will demonstrate how to check for one possible source of a mysterious front end clunking sound. Any clunking noise you hear when driving over rough ground or when braking should be investigated immediately.
In this long video manual Kent will walk you step-by-step through the process of removing the older square style leveling valve from your Mercedes, opening it up without losing the spring and balls, removing the old o-rings and cleaning the parts properly, installing the new o-rings, and putting
In this video Kent will walk you through the procedure of removing the old accumulators and installing new ones in a W123 300TD wagon. It is a very straightforward job that only takes a couple hours. You will need to raise the car and safely support it on jack stands.
NOTE: UPS GROUND SHIPPING ONLY. This complete kit will help you flush the old ATF fluid out of your power steering system and replace it with new high-performance power steering fluid.
If you have a 1985 or older Mercedes Benz it is time you flush that old automatic transmission fluid out of the system and replace it with a good power steering fluid. ATF formulations have changed over the past 20 years.
When replacing the front upper control arms you formost need to think about safety. You will need a good quality and large rolling hydraulic floor jack, and a couple good jack stands.
This instructional video covers the procedure for flushing the old hydraulic fluid out of an SLS system and installing new fluid. The example shown in this video is from a W126 560SEC.
Every one of these pumps I have ever seen need resealing. The seals and o-rings become just too hard over all those years of use. This is the most complete SLS (self leveling suspension) pump overhaul kit on the market today.
Fits 450SL 450SLC 450SE/L 380SL 380SE/L 380SEC 500SEL 500SEC 420SEL 560SL 560SEL 560SEC 1973 to 1991 - ALSO FITS 126 Chassis 300SDL 350SDL.
New inner front wheel bearing seal. Fits right or left side. Should be replaced when repacking wheels bearings with new grease. NOTE: DOES NOT work on cars with ABS brakes.
If you own a 123 wagon or other Mercedes with self leveling suspension, you will be faced someday with having to replace the main high pressure hydraulic hose that goes from the engine driven pump to a metal line fitting routed back to the rear suspension.
Dont neglect this service as many do! I recommend the hydraulic fluid and filter be changed every 30,000 miles. You would not believe how many SLS vehicles I have seen with dirty hydraulic fluid - I mean nasty! Sometimes I have even found engine oil in the system!
New gasket fits all models with engine mounted hydraulic pump.
This is a maximum thickness rubber shim (19 mm thick) to adjust the ride height when installing new or reinstalling existing rear coil springs. Two required per car. Also fits 114, 115, 116, 123 sedans and coupes and 126 chassis cars.
This is a medium thickness rubber shim (14 mm thick) to adjust the ride height when installing new or reinstalling existing rear coil springs. Two required per car. Fits 116, 123 sedans, wagons and coupes and 126 chassis cars.
This bolt fits through your lower control arm bushings and is used to set front end alignment. It can become excessive worn if not replaced soon after bushings fail. 2 kits required per car.
If you have any Mercedes model with hydraulic self leveling suspension from the early 70's up to the early 1990's this is the correct fluid to use. High quality Meyle or Febi Bilstein product. Any other type of fluid can damage the seals and score your pump.
Here is a common rubber part that is wearing out as these cars get 15 to 20 years old. If your rear end is sitting lower than is use to, this could be the culprit. It is the mount that is bolted to the rear end center housing.