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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is the very best hose Kent has found to use to install spark plugs in restricted spaces. Watch the video below and he will demonstrate.
Kent finally went to work to solve the problem of rusty water pump mounting bolts. Once the problem was studied carefully the solution became obvious. Watch the video for a full explanation and partial instructions below.
Keeping your throttle linkage ball sockets and pivot points lubricated extends the life of the parts and maintains top performance for the engine as well as some of the later transmissions.
For a number of maintenance operations, you need to be able to turn the engine over by hand. This includes valve adjustment, timing chain replacement, injection pump timing on diesel engines, checking and setting internal engine timing, draining the torque converter, and others.
This video will take all the "mystery" away...
UPS GROUND ONLY: This is the best spray can paint Kent has found to detail the semi-gloss black parts on your Benz. It is not easy to find a good spray can paint!
2 large style clamps to be used on upper and lower radiator hoses. Use these to replace your thermostat or water pump without having to drain all your coolant out of the radiator. Works on medium size coolant hoses also.
We have been looking for a long time to find a super strong and well made tool to adjust those tough 17 mm ball adjuster sockets on the early 4 and 6 clyinder gas engines.
If you have ever fought spark plugs before you will REALLY appreciate this special KD socket. This is the absolute BEST 13/16 inch spark plug socket that Kent has ever used. This one will not let you down and it is not so long that you can not get into tight places.
If you own one of the early Mercedes overhead camshaft engines from the mid 1950's up to the mid 1970's that have mechanical (non- self adjusting) lifters this is a MUST HAVE tool!
This is a collection of products and on demand videos Kent has put together to help you clean and detail the engine compartment like he did in his pristine 560SEC. The first video covers general cleaning of the engine safely without using a lot of water.
This is a very high quality finish 13mm combination wrench that is 8 inches long. How many times have you needed that extra reach or that extra torque! One of the most common sizes you will use on older Mercedes Benz.
Want to try to make your car's engine and engine compartment look like it just came off the showroom? Would you like detailed information on the chemicals, brushes, tools, and procedures Kent uses to get his engine compartments looking so nice?
Instructions to complete a diesel system purge. Does not include instructions on changing the filter
Lubro Moly Diesel hi test fuel additive that does far more than just add lubrication to the fuel. Formulated for the new low sulfur diesel fuel. Contains an additive against injection pump and injector wear.
If your engine is just running hot, it may be due to a plugged radiator or possibly a stuck thermostat. If your engine is just losing coolant it could be a leak in the water pump, radiator or hoses.
Have a small engine oil leak that is just annoying but too expensive to fix? Tired of seeing small oil spots on your driveway or garage floor?
Anti-seize compound is an amazing product that can prevent frustrating and damaging thread seizure. Good quality copper based anti-seize is not particularly cheap and when you buy it in a larger tube or container it may take years to use it all... in fact you may never use it all.
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).
The digital PDF instructions will walk you through the install and detailed photos will visually assist you step by step. PDF is 4 pages long.
Dirko sealing compound is permanently elastic, cold vulcanizing, silicone-rubber based. Can be used for connecting joints, cylinder head, crankcase, oil sump, timing case, thermostat, water pump, transmission, axles, differential, radiator, chassis.
This is a very handy smaller torque wrench to have in your tool box. It will do fuel injectors but is not quite big enough to torque wheel lug bolts. Range is 5 to 80 foot pounds. To order a 1/2 drive torque wrench CLICK HERE.
This is Kents new favorite ratchet wrench for turning engines over during service and repair. There are a number of maintenance procedures that require you rotate the engine over by hand.
Final drive seal (45 x 65 x 11mm)
Fits Mercedes Benz:
Fits Mercedes Benz: 230 250 280 250S 280S 280C 220 250C
If you are going to work on your diesel fuel injectors you are going to need a torque wrench. If you are going to tighten your alloy wheel lug bolts properly you should use a torque wrench. In fact if you do your own work you should have a 1/2 inch clicker torque wrench in your tool box.
This right angle screwdriver is great for working in tight places - like removing speakers, voltage regulators, distributor caps, etc.
This is a often neglected filter. In fact some owners do not even know it exists. It is well hidden inside the power steering fluid reservoir. You have to remove the cap and spring - then use a pick tool to lift the metal plate out and the filter can be seen way down in the bottom.
High quality lubricant to be used when assembling bearings in engines or in components that are oiled by engine oil. This WILL prevent scoring and wear upon initial start-up after overhaul.
Loctite Brand Form-A-Gasket Sealant in a 1.5 oz tube
This sealant is slow drying and non-hardening. For use in -65 - 400 Degrees F for sealing cut gaskets and cut parts with low adhesion
Diesel injector removal and replacement kit for all 4 and 5 cylinder 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD models from 1970 to 1985. Kit includes the following:
* 1/2" DriveTorque wrench for setting proper specs upon re-installation
Brand new Valve adjusting LOCKING nut. Fits all 114 115 123 116 126 Chassis Diesels from 1974 to 1985. Sold Individually.
Another High Quality product from Lubro Moly. This is a 300ml can of Motor Oil Saver. It Rejuvenates rubber and plastic engine seals and reduces oil consumption via the piston rings and valve guides; counteracts the loss in viscosity of motor oils.
This item can only be shipped UPS Ground because it is a liquid.
One Liter of correct Power steering fluid. System usually takes two liters for a flush.
New rubber stop for rear exhaust system. Helps prevent rattle. Fits almost all models from late 1960s to mid 1990s.
Brand new factory type braided cloth injector end plug for all diesels 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 300SDL E300D, from 1968 to 1995. Sold individually. Check yours for cracks or leaking! Very important that the end plug be in good condition or fuel leaks will occur.
Applies to 111 113 108 109 107 114 116 126 Chassis Mercedes.
PLEASE NOTE: This item can ONLY be shipped UPS Ground. Diesel purge is amazing stuff! It is getting so popular that we have decided to offer it on the website individually, so now you can buy per can.
Very good clutch and fan assembly used fan for 113,111, 108 and 109 chassis gas engines from 1968 to 1973, all 114 and 115 gas and diesel, all 123 gas and diesel engines 1977 to 1983 and 1981 to 1983 126 300SD. PLEASE NOTE: This clutch is for engines that have the 5 blade aluminum metal fans.
In working on many 61x series diesel engines, I have often found one or more of these clamps missing. Missing or loose clamps is the number one reason for injector hard line crack failure. There should be a clamp like this between each two hard lines to minimize vibration fatigue failure.