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.
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.
Fits all 114 and 115 Models 1968-1976. 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 114 and 115 cars 1968-1976. 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.
Sold individually. Fits models 1968 to 1980 only. ** Some exceptions include ALL 380SL from 1981-1985****
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
Loose steering or wheels shaking at speed. This can often be worn out tie rod ball joints. The joints can be replaced as a DIY project. Watch the video below to see if this is something you want to take on yourself.
This kit includes:
If the front end of your W 114 or W115 sedan or coupe wanders on the road or thunks when you go over railroad tracks, you most likely need to install a new front subframe bushing kit. I see this condition even on real low mileage pristine cars.
Fits all Mercedes models with the 14" Alloy bundt cake style wheels. The measurements are M12x1.5mm by 51mm overall length. This is a set of five USED wheel bolts that are not all rusty.
If you need some good rear axle spare parts here is your chance.
Here is my all-time favorite gasket maker and sealant. You may already know how I feel about RTV silicone products (I think they should be outlawed!). We have had a number of our customers ask us where to get this so we decided to offer it on our website.
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.
Wheel wrench as shown. For 17mm head bolts. Original. Only one available.
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.
In this 30 minute-long video Kent will walk you through what he did for the rear suspension on his 1983 240D.
High-quality socket made in Taiwan.
Here you can see how it fits into our magnetic rear end plug:
This is a tool that Kent first thought about making 20 years ago. While installing shock absorbers in his 380SL he had finally had enough - so it was back to the machine shop to come up with a new tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very good disk steel wheel . Straight and no damage. These will require the full disk 14-inch hubcaps as well as the short lug bolts. The long lug bolts from the alloy wheels will not work. Does NOT include lug bolts. See related parts to order separately.
For all 107 chassis SL and SLC models built from 1972 to 1989 and all 114 / 115 chassis sedans and coupes from 1968 to 1976. If the front end of your W107 SL or SLC convertible or coupe or 114/115 wanders on the road or thunks when you go over railroad tracks
Brand new rear end differential front seal. Fits both gas and diesel models. This is NOT the seal for the axles.
These are used to secure axle ends through the rear wheel hubs on all models listed above that have the CAN style (not bolt type). If you are replacing the bolt style axle you can use these bolts in the conversion to CAN type.
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 is a great kit for you 114 and 115 owners. Fits all Sedans and Couple both gas and diesel from 1968 to 1976. If you are getting a lot of body roll in the turns this kit will really tighten up the front sway bar.
FITS THE FOLLOWING: 114, 115, and 123 chassis Mercedes to 1985 that use the rear axles with the crimped sealed cans over the flex joints (spider). Read the text for more detail. This kit WILL NOT WORK on any other axles both Mercedes and aftermarket.
If the front end of your W107 SL or SLC convertible or coupe wanders on the road or thunks when you go over railroad tracks, you most likely need to install a new front subframe bushing kit. I see this condition even on real low mileage pristine cars.
FITS THE FOLLOWING: 114, 115, 107, 123 and 126 to 1985 chassis Mercedes that use the rear axles with the crimped sealed cans over the flex joints (spider). Mercedes rear axles of the 1970s and 1980s are extremely robust.