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This manual is a complete guide for all brake component replacement for all 1965-1995 Mercedes Benz cars. It will help you identify common signs of trouble, inspecting brake components, and replacing major brake components - a necessity for any DIY brake job on your Mercedes Benz!
Indications that your seal needs replacing are tears in the lip and no resistance when you close your trunk. If you trunk snaps shut too easily it means the seal has collapsed and is no longer sealing properly.
Instructions to complete a diesel system purge. Does not include instructions on changing the filter
This 12 page instructional downloadable booklet by Kent Bergsma covers brake bleeding equipment and procedures for all model Mercedes from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s. This covers chassis Ponton 110 111 112 113 108 109 114 115 116 107 116 123 126 201 and 124.
For all 108 109 114 115 107 116 123 126 201 and 124 Chassis 1968 to 1995 including those models that have a special cable installed to keep the transmission locked until the key was turned.
These are the instructions that are included free with all of our Rear Subframe Mount Replacement kits. If you are interersted in seeing what this job entails, or you have the parts already, then these downloadable instructions are great.
During his years of working on diesel engines, Kent has learned a few things about glow plugs. Some he learned the easy way and others he learned by “pain and suffering.” If misunderstood or improperly maintained, glow plugs can be the “achilles heal” of a diesel.
Book 1 explains how a series pre-glow system works and how to properly test it using inexpensive electrical testing equipment. If your glow plugs are not working you need to find the cause BEFORE you start buying parts. This is something you can do yourself.
1973 to 1980 Vacuum Door Lock Actuator Rubber Diaphragm Replacement Instructions by Kent Bergsma - Download
These five page step-by-step illustrated instructions will walk you through the correct procedure of removing your old worn and cracked door lock rubber diaphragms from the actuator housing and replacing them with new ones. These are procedural instructions only.
These seals are not only cosmetic but they also provide a seal to minimize the amount of rain water getting down inside the doors on an older Mercedes.
For all 114/115 chassis 220D 240D and 300D models with vacuum door locks built from 1968 to 1976. Now you can finally fix those pesky vacuum door locks yourself! Failure is almost always caused by vacuum leaks in the system.
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).
Running badly means poor performance. It happens sooner or later to EVERY diesel owner. The word "performance" is often used to describe how well a diesel engine runs once started. The principles discussed will cover all Mercedes diesels from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s.
A diesel compression test is an extremely important engine diagnostic procedure. It should be done on any diesel you are planning to purchase. More than any other test, it can tell you if you are purchasing a healthy engine.
33 page digital PDF manual. Applies to all 110 115 116 123 126 201 124 140 diesels from 1961 to 1994. From my many years of working professionally on Mercedes diesels I have learned fuel injectors are the single most neglected maintenance item. I believe there are a number of reasons for this.
5 page digital PDF Instructions include multiple pictures to assist you in completing the job. Clear and detailed with tips and tricks from Kent Bergsma's years of experience.
We also highly recomend the Ultimate Flexible Brake Hose tool to complete the job. Look below to view.
Is your drivers seat starting to sag more than it use to? Are you finding it is just not comfortable any more on long trips? Maybe it tips to one side and you are constantly trying to compensate your weight to the other side.
Older Mercedes have a very effective emergency brake design which was virtually the same on all models from the late 1960s right up through the early 1990s. The actuating mechanisms are all mechanical and are controlled by a Y cable under the car.
For all 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis from 1965 to 1995. I wrote this repair guide to show you how to properly remove your instrument cluster and replace worn or failing components. (NOTE: This is not a detailed manual on how to repair the components.
Have you been having electrical problems in your older Mercedes? Maybe you have taken the fuse box cover off and wiggled a few fuses and it has solved the problem for a while. You probably noticed corrosion on the tips of the old aluminum fuses.
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.
Applies to 190D, 200D, 220D, 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD and 300SD (Not for 1984 to 1985 190D) Downloadable PDF eBook 3 explains how to properly remove and replace the glow plugs in the early diesel engines up to 1985.
In a perfect world your diesel would not leak a drop of fluid. Unfortunately, with the age of your vehicle, it may not be economically possible to eliminate every leak. Sometimes you may just have to live with some leaks.
This instruction booklet is meant to be an introduction to simple rust repairs. I have also written a manual that goes into more advanced repairs using Miracle Paint to replace larger rotted sections of sheet metal.
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
This repair guide covers all 114 and 115 chassis Mercedes sedans built from 1968 to 1976. Removing a 114/115 chassis door panel and doing related door maintenance and repair are all fairly easy jobs for the do-it-yourselfer.