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

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Door Hinge and Latch Lubrication Procedures - On Demand Video

With the right grease gun and lubricants you can make your doors close oh so smoothly!

Door hinge lubrication has to be one of the most neglected maintenance items on the older models. I think part of the problem stems from the fact owners don't know how to do it or don't know how to acquire the proper grease gun to lubricate those special fittings on the door hinges.

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How to Remove Fine Scratches from Your Car's Windshield - On Demand Video

Video instructions using Kent's glass polish kit to remove scratches with less mess and less heat!

This video will take you step by step through the process of using our glass polish kit with a multitool to remove those fine scratches from your windshield or rear hatch glass. It also works great for polishing the water and acid rain out of any glass, including shower doors!

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Mercedes Muffler Repair - On Demand Video
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Center and Rear Muffler and Exhaust Pipe Replacement and/or Repair - On Demand Video

Common Rear Exhaust leak troubleshooting, component replacement and hole patching DIY techniques

How can you tell if you have a hole or leak in your exhaust system? What are the symptoms? Can the leak be patched? When will you have to get either a new center muffler or rear muffler or pipes or all three? Can you replace the mufflers yourself and what are the tricks?

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Dragging Brake Dust - On Demand Video
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Testing for and Troubleshooting Causes of Dragging / Sticking Brakes - On Demand Video

Could be multiple causes - don't assume it is a bad caliper!

Old cars and brake issues go hand in hand. Especially if the car is not driving very often. Brake problems usually first show up as “dragging” or sticking brakes. If this issue is not dealt with immediately it can lead to serious problem including the car catching on fire. 

 

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Mercedes Short Fuel Pump Instructions - On Demand Video
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1963 to 1973 Short MFI Electrical Fuel Pump Lower Section Resealing Instructions - On Demand Video

Be sure your Mercedes has the "short" style fuel pump. Not all models in those years had one (see description)

MFI (mechanical fuel injection) fuel pumps are notorious for leaking fuel. Leaks are almost always due to age hardened and deformed o-rings inside the pump. Taking the pump off the car, taking it apart, cleaning it and installing new seals will almost always solve the fuel leak problems.

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Under Body and Under Trim Spot Rust Repair - On Demand Video
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Under Body and Under Trim Spot Rust Repair - On Demand Video

High moisture "hidden" rust areas have to be treated and coated properly or they will not be permanent

On older Mercedes spot rust can be a hidden problem under side moulding trim, under fenders and rocker panels and inside the bottom edges of doors.

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Mercedes Brake Caliper Removal - On Demand Video
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Brake Caliper Rebuilding Part 1: How to Remove Frozen Pistons From Brake Calipers - On Demand Video

Part 1 of 3 Parts: For Mercedes brake calipers from the early 1960's to the late 1990's

You can save a lot of money if you can rebuild your old brake calipers, especially on some older models. If you can just get the pistons out of the housings, most calipers are rebuildable, unless they have been subject to road salt or have sat exposed to the weather for years without use.

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Mercedes Front Rotor Removal - On Demand Video
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Removing the Front Brake Rotor from the Bearing Hub - On Demand Video

Kent will show you some tips on how to remove and replace that front rotor on the older model front hubs

Installing new front rotors on older model Mercedes requires that you remove the rotor from the bearing hub and bolt the new rotor back on. Sounds easy right? Sometimes not! The bolts are on very tight and often take a lot of torque to remove. How do you hold the break rotor while doing this?

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280SEL Transmission Service - On Demand Video
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Older Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Service - On Demand Video

Directly covers most 1960’s Automatics - Indirectly covers 1970’s and Early 1980’s Automatics Directly covers most 1960’s Automatics - Indirectly covers 1970’s and Early 1980’s Automatics

Transmission service on these older Mercedes is very often neglected and it is something you can do yourself. It should be done every 30,000 miles or every 5 years (whichever comes first). After you watch this video you will find out why you should do it yourself!

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Mercedes Ignition Switch Buzzer - On Demand Video
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How to Replace a Mercedes Ignition Key Lock Buzzer Switch - On Demand Video

When replacing a steering lock this little black switch can be a pain to get off

When replacing the steering lock assembly in your Benz you will need to remove that little black plastic switch on the side of the lock from the old one and put it on the new part. You can not pry it off, squeeze it off or pull it off by hand. 

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Mercedes Dimmer Switch Repair Part 1 - On Demand Video
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How to Repair Your Dash Light Dimmer Switch - On Demand Video

How to get your 1968 to 1985 Mercedes Dash Lights Working Properly Again

If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also called the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.

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Mercedes Dimmer Switch Repair Part 2 - On Demand Video
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Bypassing a Non Working Dash Light Dimmer Switch - On Demand Video

How to restore dash lights when the dimmer switch is shot

If both dash lights are not working including the lights in the upper center console the problem is most likely in the dimmer switch located on the back of the instrument cluster. This is also call the potentiometer providing variable resistance in the wiring to the bulbs.

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Using Lipo Batteries - On Demand Video
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How to Use Small Lithium Polymer Batteries to Work on Your Car - On Demand Video

If you are into RC (radio control) you will already have these batteries and special charger

Tired of lugging around heavy batteries or battery boosters to test electrical components in your car? It does not have to be a Mercedes. It does not even have to be a car. Anything that runs off 12 volt DC power can be tested by these small, light weight but very powerful batteries.

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Outside Rear View Mirror, Removal, Service and Repair - On Demand Video

Applies to most models 1973 to 1985 w/ manual mirrors - W114, W115, W107, W116, W123 and early W126 driver side

Is your driver side or right side manual adjusting mirror getting difficult to adjust? Is the mechanism broken or will not hold adjustment? Does the mirror glass need replacing? Repairing these types of problems is definitely something you can do yourself!

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Chasing Interior Water Leaks in Older Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video
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Part 1: Chasing Interior Water Leaks in Older Mercedes Benz - On Demand Video

Example of diagnosing a severe water leak in a W124 chassis wagon. Principles apply to many models.

Interior water leaks are very common. More so on the older 108, 116, 114, 115. 123, and 126 chassis than on the 201 and 124 chassis. This is largely due to the fact that the older models used rubber seals on the rear glass and on the front windshield (except the 126).

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Rear End Suspension Theory and Troubleshooting - On Demand Video

Covers most 1968 to 1995 models. Includes close ups and explanations of common trouble spots.

Does your rear end make funny noises while driving? Does the rear of your car sag in the back? Do you have excessive rear tire wear? Does the rear of your car feel like it is moving around? During heavy braking or rapid acceleration does your Mercedes want to steer right or left on its own!

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Manually Operated Sunroof Removal and Service - On Demand Video Manual

Applies directly to all W123 wagons and some 123 sedans and indirectly to other early 111, 108, 114, 115 and 116 models

Manual sunroofs can have problems too. Just like their electrically operated counterparts, most often they will fail due to lack of lubrication. The number one failure point is a broken T handle. Number two is failure of the roof to close properly due to damaged felt feet and plastic slides.

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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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Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror
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Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror - On Demand Video

Hard enough to remove and almost impossible to reinstall by hand unless...

Understanding how an inside rear view mirror is mounted is essential for proper removal and replacement. The mirror can be easily damaged if you do not know the tricks to getting it snapped back into the mounting bracket in the head liner.

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Mercedes Check Strap
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Mercedes Door Check Strap Diagnosis and Replacement - On Demand Video

Common repair that you can do yourself with minimal tools and mechanical experience

Groaning, snaping and jammed door check straps are a common problem on the older models (up through 1995). This is primarily due to age and lack of lubrication. Newer models will soon start having similar problems. Rain water getting inside the doors is the big killer.

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Waking Up an Old Benz That Has Sat for Years Part 2 - On Demand Video

After getting the engine running what's next?

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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Buying a Mercedes Benz
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Going on the Hunt to Buy an Older Mercedes Benz with Kent Bergsma: Part 1 - On Demand Video

Avoiding three common pitfalls that can become big money pitts

In this 10 minute video class Kent shows you what you should initially look for when checking out an older Mercedes for sale. He routinely does a quick 3 to 5 minute walk around to determine if the car passes his priority three part test. 

Those three areas on inspection are:

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Detailing the Interior of an Older Mercedes Benz by Kent Bergsma
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Extreme Detailing Part 1: Interior Carpets, Upholstery, and Panels - On Demand Video

Learn how to use some unique products make the job easier, faster and more enjoyable

In this video Kent shares his secrets on how to make the inside of an old Benz look like new again. Now granted, you must have a reasonably good car to start with.  He is not going to show you how to reupholster, change seats and door panels, etc.

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1961 to 1980 Power Sunroof Cable Transmission Drive Unit Service and Repair - On Demand Video

Covers theory of operation - complete service and repair, and installation tips of this critical unit. Part 2 of Broken Sunroof Series

The sunroof transmission drive unit moves the cable back and forth to open and close the sunroof. There are 5 gears inside this unit that transfer the incoming drive from the motor ( high speed) to the final drive moving the cable (slow speed).

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Stuck or Jammed Non Tilting Sunroof Removal and Inspection - On Demand Video

Part 1 of Broken Sunroof Series - a multi part series to repair broken power sunroofs from 1961 to 1985 all models

In part one Kent will show you how to get all the sunroof parts off our old Mercedes and on a bench particularly if you sunroof is broken and not moving.  In this 21 minute instructional video here is a list of the subjects he covers:

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How to Install New Steering Tie Rod Ball Joint Ends - On Demand Video

Here are the instructions you need to do it right and you can do it yourself!

In this detailed 30-minute video Kent will walk you through the process of installing new tie rod ends on his 1959 Mercedes 220SE. The principles are the same on almost all models from the 1950s up to the 1990s. He will explain the differences in adjustment between the older and newer styles

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Reparing Leaking Chrome Alloy Wheels with Miracle Paint - On Demand Video

Use multiple coats of Miracle Paint to stabilize and fill the corrosion that causes the tires to leak.

In this video, Kent will show you how he fixed his leaking tires on his chrome alloy wheels by using Miracle Paint. This is a full 22-minute step-by-step instructional video. Watch the video "trailer" below to give you a better understanding of what is involved in this procedure.

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1960s Six Cylinder Front Crank Seal and Race Replacement - On Demand Video

On sale so you can see what you would be getting into. For 220S, 220SE, 230, 230SL, 250SL, 250S, 250SE, 280SL, 280S, 280SE and 280SEL (with 6 cylinder engine only)

In this 19 minute instructional video, Kent takes an old 1970 280SE engine in the back of his shop and pulls the harmonic balancer off the front of the engine, removes the old seal, uses his custom-built puller to remove to seal race, and then shows you how to use the tools in his seal replacemen

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Front Crank Seal Race Removal and Replacement - On Demand Video

Applies to many gas and Diesel engines from the 1960s through the 1980s

This video will show you how to remove the front crank seal race using the factory tool and using Kent's custom puller. It will also demonstrate a very easy way to install a new replacement race before installing a new seal.

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How to Install a Rear Sway Bar Link - On Demand Video

#1 Source of rear end clunking noise - For R107 W114 W115 W116 W123 and W126

Kent will get right up behind the rear end hub plate and show you close up how to remove and replace a sway bar link. This is not a difficult job especially if you follow the sequence shown in this 7- minute video.

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How to Test and Troubleshoot Your Power Antenna Wiring - On Demand Video

Applies to most all models from the early 1970's to the early 1990's

This 17-minute video will cover the removal of an old Hirschmann power antenna and then Kent will show you how to troubleshoot the wiring plug in the car to see if you are getting proper power back to the antenna. No sense in replacing a faulty antenna until you make sure your wiring is OK!

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How to Do a Compression Test on Your Gas Engine - On Demand Video

Example showing 450V8 engine but same principles apply to all gas engines 1950 through the mid 2000s.

In this 28-minute instructional video Kent with show you how to do a compression test on your own Mercedes gas engine and explain how to interpret the results. It is very important you do this procedure BEFORE "throwing" parts at your engine trying to fix a performance problem.

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Spark Plug Do-It-Right Installation and Cleaning Tips - On Demand Video

These instructions will apply to all gasoline engines that use standard sized spark plugs.

You might be surprised to realize you spark plug holes need cleaning - and yes some REALLY need cleaning! This 5-minute video will demonstrate Kent's method of cleaning the threads in the cylinder.

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Non-Tilting Sunroof Key Points of Lubrication - On Demand Video

Lack of lubrication causes them to fail or move slowly - Applies to all electric and manual sunroofs from 1966 to 1985

This video is loaded with tips on how to properly lubricate all the key components that make your sunroof operate smoothly and properly. It is NOT a complete manual on everything related to sunroofs. It will NOT show you all the details to get the sunroof out and back in.

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Cleaning and Lubricating Key Points On and Inside a Door - On Demand Video

Kent demonstrates the use of his compact lube kit on many neglected door components

In this 22-minute instructional video, Kent will take you inside the door on a W123 240D and show you all the key points that should be lubricated and the type of lubricants you should use.

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Fuel Tank Level Sending Unit Service Kit Update - On Demand Video

For using Kent's service kit to clean the old style fuel tank sending unit. Used in congestion with original video instructions

This on-demand instructional video was filmed to go with Kent's new fuel tank sending unit service kit launched in June of 2020. This is not a complete video on the subject of fuel level sending units. For the complete video see related products below.

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How to Repair and Detail Small Rust Spots and Holes Under the Car - On Demand Video

This video is free of charge when purchase one of our rust repair kits listed below

This 23-minute video will demonstrate how Kent repairs some small rust spots inside the fender wells of a W116 sedan. Disclaimer: This method of repair is not recommended for large rust holes under the car or for holes that have been caused by road salt.

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How to Remove a Window Regulator When Motor Won't Run - On Demand Video

This technique was filmed on a W126 sedan "stuck" front window regulator. Principles will apply to most power windows 1970 to 1995 but not all.

When the motor won't move the window down you can not get to the bolts that hold the regulator to the glass. So then how can you get it out of the door!  What a pain! In this xxx minute video Kent will show you what you need to do in order to get a "stuck" power window regulator out of a door.

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