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Cleaning and Detailing a Mercedes Engine Compartment- On Demand Video Instruction
$4.99

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.

$6.95

Anti Corrosive Gel for Magnesium and Aluminum

For protecting clean and bare aluminum and magnesium engine parts

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.

$29.50

Custom Made Large Angled Head Clamping Tool

Multiple uses for hose removal, assembly, and holding parts safely for cleaning and polishing.

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!

$42.95

24" Measuring Machinist Straight Edge with Protective Sleeve

A must have when working on engines.

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. 

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$4.99

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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$1,750.00

250SE Coupe Convertible and Sedan 6 Cylinder Fuel Injected Engine - USED

M 129.980 for 1965 to 1968 250SE - Engine is 98 percent complete - must be picked up in Bellingham, Wa.

Almost complete engine as shown. I removed this from a 1967 250SE rusted out coupe 20 years ago. Was mated to a four speed manual transmission. It ran well when removed. I do not recall actual mileage. You can tell by looking inside the valve cover that it is not a high mileage engine.

$96.00

450 V8 New Replacement Fan Clutch

Fits all 4.5 V8 engines from 1972 to 1980. 280SE 4.5, 280SEL 4.5, 300SEL 4.5, 450SL, 450SE and 450SEL

Almost all these fan clutches are bad on these old Mercedes and no one ever seems to change them. If you engine is running slightly hot check to see how much your fan clutch is slipping. 

$4.75

All Models Radiator Hose Chafe Protector - Heavy Duty

Don't let a hose rub up against the engine or radiator. Easy install with zip ties included if needed.

This is a great solution to what is sometimes a nagging problem. This heavy duty and flexible and adjustable plastic spacer can be put on the top or bottom radiator to prevent chafing in and area where it might come in contact the the engine or the radiator.

$985.00

M189 Engine NOS Water Pump for 300 SE and SEL (Wasserpumpe)

Very are indeed. Been in collector's heated storage for 40 years. Genuine Mercedes Part 189 201 02 10

Brand new - never been mounted. Comes with a new rubber seal for water pump housing. Good used housing from 300SE is also available. I have other 189 engine parts. Please email. 

$128.00

Early 3.5 and 4.5 Complete Valve Clearance Adjustment Kit

For 1970 to 1975 350 and 450 Models with D-Jetronic Fuel Injection. Includes tools, and instructions. FREE valve cover gaskets included. This is a NEGECTED maintenance item!

Why do you need to do this?  Valve clearances are supposed to be adjusted on these early V8s every 10,000 miles. You can imagine why this does not get done! Add to the fact owners can not find the right information or tools and it makes neglect even worse Why not on later model years?

$19.75

38 Piece Silicone End Cap and Plug Set - Amazing Uses!

Push them over a hose and they act like a sealing end cap. Turn them around and push into a hole to act as a plug. Cut in half - use one piece for a splice between hoses.

We starting using some of these to plug brake lines while changing out calipers. Then we started using them on fuel and oil hoses. Now we are using them all over the place and keep finding new uses for them on a monthly basis. These are a MUST HAVE! Watch the video below to become a believer!

$78.50

Kent's Custom Gas Engine Front Crank Seal Race Removal Tool

For most 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder and V8 engines from 1963 to 1985. Made to remove the race on the end of the crankshaft when replacing the front crank seal.

Kent modified this puller and developed a procedure to remove the front crank seal race so the job could be affordable from the DIY mechanic. This costs less than half the cost of the factory tool.

$58.75

Early 350 and 450 V8 Valve Clearance Adjusting Wrench for 17mm Ball Adjusters

The most NEGLECTED service on these early D-Jet D-Jetronic V8s. For 1969 through 1975 W111 W108 W109 R107 and W116 with the 3.5 or 4.5 V8 engine

Valve clearance adjustment should be done every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Recently emails started coming in - "we can not find any valve adjustment tools for our earlyV8 - help!" Most companies are currently noting the old factory-style tools are no longer being manufactured, so we went to work to

$18.75

Early 6 Cylinder Spark Plug Replacement Full Set of Six ( 6 )

For all 6 cylinder gas engines from 1966 to 1973 - 230 - 250 - 280 engines both carbureted and fuel injected.

Do not let anyone convince you to install some super platinum, iridium or kryptonite spark plug in your old Benz. They are just not capable of handling the richer fuel mixtures associated with these older engines.

$46.75

Early 6 Cylinder Spark Plug Replacement Kit w/ Special Tools

For all 6 cylinder gas engines from 1966 to 1973 - 230 - 250 - 280 engines both carbureted and fuel injected.

Do not let anyone convince you to install some super platinum, iridium or kryptonite spark plug in your old Benz. They are just not capable of handling the richer fuel mixtures associated with these older engines.

$68.00

1960s Six Cylinder Gas Engine Front Crank Seal Replacement Kit

For 220S, 220SE, 230, 230SL, 250SL, 250S, 250SE, 280SL, 280S, 280SE and 280SEL (with 6 cylinder engine only)

Unless the engine has been overhauled most of these old 6 cylinder gas engines of the '60s and very early '70s are running around with their original front crank seal. Take a look under your car if you have one - I bet it will look a lot like the engine in the video below.

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$12.99

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.

$68.00

Kent's Custom Diesel Front Crank Seal Race Removal Tool

For OM615 OM616 and OM617 Diesel engines from 1968 to 1985. Made to remove the race on the end of the crankshaft when replacing the front crank seal.

Kent modified this puller and developed a procedure to remove the front crank seal race so the job could be affordable from the DIY mechanic. This costs less than half the cost of the factory tool.

$3.85

Air Filter Cover Wing Nut x 2

Fits many gas and diesel models in the 1970's and 1980's with center stud in air filter housing

Two new wing nuts. These have wider wings so they are easier to loosen and tighten. Replace the nut that most people install after the wing nut has been lost!

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$14.95

Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure .pdf Download - by Kent Bergsma

PDF Download - Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure Manual

PDF DOWNLOAD FINALLY AVAILABLE of our popular 'Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure' Manual!! 

 Applies to the following chassis: 111, 108, 109, 107, 116, and 126. Includes 3.5, 4.5, 350, 380, 450, 500, 420, and 560 V8 engines from 1970 to 1991.

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$18.99

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.

$62.00

Gas Engine Compression Test Kit with Video Instructions

FIRST STEP to doing an engine physical exam. Applies to all gasoline Mercedes passenger car engines from the 1950's through the 1990's - Free extra video and supplies included.

Doing a compression test is one of the best ways to determine the internal health of your gas engine.

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$3.99

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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$26.99

Early V8 Engine Compression Test Procedures - On Demand Video

30 minute Instructions apply all M116 and M117 engines from 1970 to 1991. Principles also apply to 4 and 6 cylinder gas engines during that same period.

This video will walk you step-by-step through the proper procedures for doing a full compression test on your older V8 Mercedes Engine.

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$12.99

How to Replace the Older V8 Distributor Cap and Rotor - On Demand Video

Don't make the common mistake! Applies to all M116 and M117 V8 engines from 1970 to 1991

Replacing a distributor cap is easy right. No problem?? If it were I would not get so many emails and why the engine won't run right after changing the cap and rotor. This is a short eight and a half minute video but the tips I share could save you some big headaches.

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$50.00

Early 3.5 4.5 V8 LEFT Side Valve Cover

Exceptionally good condition for W108 W109 R107 W116

Super clean. Removed from a low mileage 4.5. Look at how clean it is inside and there are no loose timing chain marks. Just clean with solvent, blow off and install. You won’t find them this nice very often.

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$50.00

Early 3.5 4.5 V8 Right Side Valve Cover

Exceptionally good condition for W108 W109 R107 W116

Super clean. Removed from a low mileage 4.5. Look at how clean it is inside and there are no loose timing chain marks. Just clean with solvent, blow off and install. You won’t find them this nice very often.

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$7.99

Cleaning and Polishing Your Aluminum Valve Cover to Look Factory Fresh - On-demand Video

This video will show you how to get the original look - not the highly polished look when using a polishing compound

PLEASE read the instructions below carefully on how you will view this video.  It is NOT downloaded to your computer and viewing is NOT automatic. You must be logged in at Mercedessource.com and you MUST click on "my account".

$24.75

All Models Rubber Exhaust Hanger (Donut) Easy Install Tool w/ 4 Hangers

4 "Donuts" included. After 20 years of scraped knuckles... FINALLY a good solution that makes install a "snap."

Hard to believe we took so long to come up with this tool. It was Gerson's genius that made it happen. The secret turned out to be the hook that keeps the tool in place while stretching out the rubber donut. Wow! What a cool tool.

$18.90

Low Pressure Power Steering Hose for Older Models - 24 inch long x 15mm I.D.

Only works on models listed below or in other applications using 15mm hose. Measure first.

This is the hose on the left side of your engine that seems to always rot and leak power steering fluid. If you look closely at it you will most likely see small cracks in the hose. This is the larger size hose used on those early models with power steering from the early 1960's through 1976.

$12.75

OM616 and OM617 Diesel Engine Water Pump Bolt Upgrade Kit

Solve the problem of rusty pump mounting bolts once and for all - Go stainless AND seal them from inside water!

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.

Kit contents:

$14.95

Early V8 and Diesel Engine Rotation Socket and Extension

27mm / 1 1/16" six point 3 in deep socket with short extension just the right length to fit into the front pulleys and clear the radiator on most early 6 clyinder, small V8 and diesel engines from the early 1960's up to 1985

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.

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$9.99

Early V8 Bosch D-Jetronic Ignition Distributor Inspection and Service - On Demand Video

Problems with this 1970 to 1976 3.5 and 4.5 unique distributor can cause all kinds of engine performance issues.

This is not a complete instructional video on how to "overhaul" the M116 and M117 D-Jetronic fuel injected V8 distributor. There is lots of information out there on installing new points, setting the dwell and timing, replacing the cap and wires, etc.

$159.50

M116 V8 Timing Chain and Upper Guide Rail (3) Replacement Kit w/ Written and Video Instructions

Prevents Catastrophic failures on 3.5 and 4.2 liter V8 engines from 1970 to 1991 and the 3.8 (380) engine ONLY with twin row timing chain.

If you own a Mercedes with the M116 V8 engine (expect 1980 to 1982 380 engines with single low chains) timing chain failure can really ruin your day! If the engine it turning at high speed when this happens, it can destroy the engine.

$169.50

M117 V8 Timing Chain and Upper Guide Rail (3) Replacement Kit w/ Written and Video Instructions

Prevents Catastrophic failures on 4.5, 5.0, 5.6 liter V8 engines from 1972 to 1991. NOTE: Oil tube clips and valve cover gaskets available separately

If you own a Mercedes with the M117 V8 engine timing chain failure can really ruin your day! If the engine it turning at high speed when this happens, it can destroy the engine. If it happens at low speed, you may get away with removing the heads and replacing some bent valves.

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$16.99

M116 and M117 V8 Timing Chain Replacement Safety Tips - On Demand Video

Companion to my written instructions "Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure"

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a complete instructional video on how to install a new timing chain in a 1970 to 1991 M116 or M117 Mercedes V8 engine. Rather it is a collection of "tips" to help you prevent running into trouble when doing this job yourself.

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$6.99

Tackling a Rough Running D-Jetronic V8 - Initial Inspection and Tests - On Demand Video

Covers Mercedes 3.5 and 4.5 V8 engines from 1969 to 1976

In this video, Kent will walk you through some initial steps you can take to try to solve a rough running problem on an early Mercedes V8 engine with D-Jetronic fuel injection. Please note that this is an introductory troubleshooting video. It does not contain any actual repair information. 

$47.25

M116 V8 Timing Chain Upper Guide Rail Replacement Kit

Save your V8 regardless of mileage - DO this job if it has not been done in the last 15 years

For all 3.5, 3.8, and 4.2 liter V8 engines from 1969 to 1991 280SE 3.5, 300SEL 3.5, 380SE, 380SEC, 380SEL, 380SL and 420SEL. These THREE are the upper (and easily accessible) plastic guide rails that most often break due to age and heat.

$129.00

M117 EARLY V8 BOSCH Distributor Cap - New

Hard to find OE. Small style rotor included. Fits most 1971 to 1976 4.5 engines with electronic Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection

New O.E. cap as shown. Alert: These are almost out of production.

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