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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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$19.99

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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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 1976 Model Power Steering Fluid Full System Flush Procedures - On Demand Video

Procedures outlined in this video require the hoses and attachments provide in our kit. See related products below.

Kent video instructions will take you through the process of flushing out the old automatic transmission fluid and replacing it with modern enhanced power steering fluid. This procedure was filled on a W108 280SE 6 cylinder sedan.

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Front Lower Seat Cushion Restoration - On Demand Video

Here is the solution to aching "buns." Applies to W114 W115 W116 W123 and Early W126 1973 to 1985

Our seat spring repair kit has been a great success! It can easily repair sagging on broken front seat springs. But what about seat padding. A  lot of the older ( 1970's to 1980's glued fiber seat padding can crush down and even disintegrate over time.

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How to Paint Your Aluminum Alloy Wheels for Best Results - On Demand Video

This video shows you the tips and tricks Kent has learned over the years to restore alloy wheels fast and beautiful using our wheel paint kit

This video will show Kent's technique on how to prime and paint alloy wheels using our wheel paint kit and masking dam that we sell separately. See below. The techniques will also apply to any spray can paint you should choose to use.

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Using Our Pressure Brake Bleeder and Capture Tank - On Demand Video

Kent walks you through a full brake fluid flush on a W126 Mercedes showing all the tips and tricks to do it right yourself.

This is a full 25-minute step-by-step instructional video on how to properly flush or bleed your brake system using our pressure brake bleeder and fluid capture tank.

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$9.99

Cleaning and Lubricating Hubs Before Wheel Installation - On Demand Video

So often neglected, yet so important. Also includes information on cleaning and installing lug bolts.

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.

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$19.99

Emergency Brake Shoe Installation w/ Ease - On Demand Video

The right tool and procedures can take the pain out of this job! Let Kent show you how.

Kent came up with this kit because of all the times he replaced e-brake shoes only to end up with battered knuckles and extreme headaches. This video is included free with the purchase of the toolkit.

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Removing Rusty Bolts, Nuts and Fittings with Kent's Rust Buster Tool - On Demand Video

You can not believe how well this works - Let high speed vibration do the work - Save knuckles, frustration and money!

This video is intended to be used as instructions when purchasing Kent's Rust Buster Tool. It can be viewed separately but you will need the tool to apply the principles. This video is included free of charge when purchasing the tool. See related products below:

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How to Pressure Fill a Rear End, Transfer Case or Manual Transmission - On Demand Video

The easy no-mess fluid change method by Kent Bergsma - It can actually make you want to do the job!

Have you dreaded changing the rear end fluid before because it is a pain and ends up being really "messy?" Kent finally decided there had to be a better way so he went to work and came up with the idea of using a simple and affordable custom made pressure tank to "flush" and refill differentials

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Engine and Chassis Parts Paint Restoration Instructions - On Demand Video

This will show you how to prep the parts properly, prime them, and top coat with a semi-gloss black for professional looking results using quality spray can paint

These are the instructions that come with our black engine and chassis paint restoration kit, but they will help you successfully spray paint almost anythings. These step-by-step techniques were developed by Kent over almost 60 years of spray painting cars and parts.

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Removing a Power Sunroof Headliner Panel When You Can't Open the Roof

Factory service manuals says, "open the roof part way to remove the panel." What happens if your sunroof is not moving?

This on-demand training video will walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to get your headliner panel off so you can work on the sunroof. If your sunroof won't open, you are stuck - right? Not SO according to Kent.

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Instructions for Using the Mercedessource Rear End Drain Plug Wrench

Specific to the wrench designed by Kent and offered on our website

This video will show you to details on how to use Kent's custom rear end and manual transmission drain plug wrench. These 14 mm plugs were used on almost all manual transmission and rear ends from the early 1960's up to the mid 2000's.

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Electronic Ignition Install: Supplement for 4 Cylinder Engines - On Demand Video

Applies to 4 Cylinder Gas 190 190SL 200 and 220 models 1958 to 1972

This short video instruction is meant to go along with our 4 cylinder electronic conversion kit. These are the supplemental instructions to help you successfully install the correct shutter onto the camshaft of an early 4 cylinder distributor. This can be a little tricky on certain models.

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Restoring 1980 and Older Rubber Vacuum Door Lock Actuators - On Demand Video

This only applies to those actuators that do NOT have cracks or tears in the rubber diaphragm

If your early door lock actuators do not have any cracks in the rubber diaphragms, but they just won't hold vacuum - it may be possible to fix them by taking them apart and cleaning and resealing the outer lip of each diaphragm.

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Early Hood Cable Adjustment and Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

Using Kent's special 90 degree bent wrenches learn how loosen then pull the old cable out and install a new one - including dealing with the firewall rubber grommet!!!

I have always dredded replacing a hood release cable. Finally on the last one I did, I decided to do something about those feelings.

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