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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.

$18.50

Compressor Air Hose Quick Connector Repair / Add On Kit

Great kit to repair old air hose and / or to add air tools to your compressor

This kit contains the following matched fittings. Two brass connector fittings and two hose clamps are included to help you fix old leaking air hoses. One is for 5/16 inch hose and the other brass fitting is for 3/8 inch air hose.

$18.95

Engine Cosmetic Restoration "Tool" Kit

For extreme cleaning and visually restoring your engine compartment

When cleaning and cosmetically restoring your cars engine and engine compartment, you will need containers for the various cleaners, acids, paints and sealants you might use as well as brushes to apply them.

$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. Help Kent out here to test this new product he has been using. The kit includes a 1 oz container of gel and a scotch brite pad.

$8.75

Gasket Replacement and Sealing Surface Preparation Kit

Use when prepping aluminum and magnesium metal surfaces for gaskets or RTV sealant

When prepping many surfaces on your engine for replacement gaskets or application of RTV sealant it is very important not to scratch the metal. In some cases that can set up corrosion or possible small leaks that will lead to premature failure of the repair.

$1.95

Plastic Razor Blades 10 pc. Assortment

Kent's favorite - Cleaning glass, paint surfaces, critical metal surfaces for proper sealing and other uses

Kent uses these superb plastic razor blades regularly in his shop. Recently they proved very useful when resealing the magnesium engine breather covers on an M113 engine. There are seven green and three orange in this little package.

$28.50

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!

$39.95

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. 

$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 six point socket with extension just the right length to fit into the front pulleys and clear the radiator on small V8 and diesel engines 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.

$1,975.00

1969 280SE Engine for W111 W113 and W108 - Rare Find

Exceptionally good running engine removed from a 1969 280SE W111 Coupe

PLEASE NOTE: Do not try to check out online to purchase this engine. Payment to be made with cash at the time of pickup. I have kept this engine for 12 years trying to find just the right W111 coupe or convertible or another  W113 Pagoda.

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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.

$145.00
Currently out of stock.

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 from 1982 to 1985

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.

$159.50

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.

On Demand Video
$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.

$69.00

M117 EARLY V8 BOSCH Distributor Cap

Fits 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.

$3.25

M116 and M117 Valve Cover Bolt Copper Sealing Washers Set of 8

If you don't want leaks replace these every time you remove the valve covers

If you are a 1969 to 1991 V8 you should have some extras of these on hand. They are inexpensive and should be replaced anytime you remove your valve covers. The gaskets will keep a good seal longer than the bolt washers.

$22.50

M116 and M117 EARLY V8 BOSCH Spark Plug Set of 8

Best plugs you can get for these early 3.5 and 4.5 V8's

These will fit all 1970 to 1976 3.5 and 4.5  V8 engines with D-Jetronic fuel injection (electronic). Do not use NGK, Platinum or any other kind of "special" spark plug. You will be sorry. Use only these Bosch Super plugs.

$26.95

M116 and M117 V8 Spark Plug Replacement Kit - With Video Instructions

Works on ALL V8 engines from 1969 to 1991 (except M119) - Save time and frustration!

If you intend to replace the spark plugs in your older Mercedes V8 and want to save time and frustration as well as prevent cross threading the plugs then this is the kit you need to do the job right.

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$9.99

M116 and M117 V8 Spark Plug Replacement - On Demand Video

Learn some tips to use and pitfalls to avoid - Do it yourself and Save $$$

One of the most often neglected easy and inexpensive maintenance items I see on gas engines. Why do people think that spark plugs will last forever or that it doesn't matter what type of plug is used! Aren' they all created equal?

$28.50

M116 and M117 V8 Valve Cover Service / Oil Leak Fix Kit

For all single overhead camshaft V8 engines from 1969 to 1991

This is a VERY common maintenance item on the older Mercedes V8 engines. If they are too old they will leak. If they are not put on properly they will leak. If you do any maintenance (ie, valve adjustment, clip replacement, timing chain, guides, etc), you should have this kit on hand.

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$19.99

M116 and M117 V8 Camshaft Oiler Tube Clip Replacement - On Demand Video

In these engines these are the cheapest parts that can cause the most expensive damage! - REPLACE THEM!

You can not believe how many problems Kent has seen over the years as a result of the camshaft oiler tube falling off inside the valve cover! It is held on by inexpensive small plastic clips and guess what happens after 15 to 20 years? Yes, that is correct.

$7.95
Currently out of stock.

Radiator Hose Block Off Clamps - Set of 2

Work on your cooling system without having to drain all the coolant

2 large style clamps to be used on upper and lower radiator hoses. Use these to replace your thermostat or water pump without having to drain all your coolant out of the radiator. Works on medium size coolant hoses also. 

$28.50

M130 M180 Special Valve Adjustment 17mm Socket Wrench

Adjusts valves on Early 4 and 6 Cylinder Gas Overhead Single Camshaft Engines - Check the nut size of your adjusters BEFORE ORDERING - 17mm

We have been looking for a long time to find a super strong and well made tool to adjust those tough 17 mm ball adjuster sockets on the early 4 and 6 clyinder gas engines.

$875.00

1972 280SE 4.5 V8 Engine for Sale

Excellent running engine removed from a rusty W108 with 140,000 miles. Good power and very smooth. Must be picked up.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not try to check out online to purchase this engine. Payment to be made with cash at the time of pickup. The engine will require your accessories. Transmission torque converter is included.

$14.95

Ultimate 13/16 Inch Spark Plug Socket w/ Ball Swivel Extension and Magnetic Head

For all those older 6 cylinder and V/8 engines with hard to reach spark plugs - that you don't want to drop into black holes in the engine bay!

If you have ever fought spark plugs before you will REALLY appreciate this special KD socket. This is the absolute BEST 13/16 inch spark plug socket that Kent has ever used. This one will not let you down and it is not so long that you can not get into tight places.

$32.50

Engine and Engine Compartment Detailing to the MAX - Kent’s Collection

2 on demand videos and supplies to make your engine look new again

This is a collection of products and on demand videos Kent has put together to help you clean and detail the engine compartment like he did in his pristine 560SEC. The first video covers general cleaning of the engine safely without using a lot of water.

$6.75

13 mm LONG Combination Wrench - High Quality

SPECIAL PURCHASE - Compare at 8.95 Every Mercedes owner should have one - even carry in your trunk along with a 10 mm.

This is a very high quality finish 13mm combination wrench that is 8 inches long. How many times have you needed that extra reach or that extra torque! One of the most common sizes you will use on older Mercedes Benz.

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$12.99

Super Extreme Engine Compartment Detailing - On Demand Video

This is over the top detailing. Watch Kent perform magic on his 560SEC engine compartment. 45 minute long instructional video

Want to try to make your car's engine and engine compartment look like it just came off the showroom? Would you like detailed information on the chemicals, brushes, tools, and procedures Kent uses to get his engine compartments looking so nice?

On Demand Video
$6.99

Solving Early 6 Cylinder Gas Engine Valve Adjustment Problems - On Demand Video

Tools and tips needed when adjusting the valves on 1955 to 1972 single overhead cam engines

Valve adjustment is often neglected on many of the mid 1950's to early 1970's 6 cylinder single overhead camshaft gas engines.  If it has been years since any adjustment was made, there will be problems - Kent can guarantee it!!!

$2.95

Anti - Seize Compound for Use on Critical Threads - in Screw Lid Container

You don't need much - sold here in small air tight container

Anti-seize compound is an amazing product that can prevent frustrating and damaging thread seizure. Good quality copper based anti-seize is not particularly cheap and when you buy it in a larger tube or container it may take years to use it all... in fact you may never use it all.

$6.00
Currently out of stock.

Air Compressor Fitting Set NEW

Kent has an extra stash of nice new air compressor fittings. Look closely - these are the most common type with 1/4 inch NPT fittings.  He is going to blow them out to our good customers...

Includes the following:

$12.75

Engine Sealing Compound

Dirko brand Permanently Elastic; 100g Tube

Dirko sealing compound is permanently elastic, cold vulcanizing, silicone-rubber based. Can be used for connecting joints, cylinder head, crankcase, oil sump, timing case, thermostat, water pump, transmission, axles, differential, radiator, chassis.

Sale
$23.50

Maintenance-3/8 Inch Drive Torque Wrench and Case - SALE!

Use around engine and engine compartment for smaller bolts and nuts

This is a very handy smaller torque wrench to have in your tool box. It will do fuel injectors but is not quite big enough to torque wheel lug bolts. Range is 5 to 80 foot pounds. To order a 1/2 drive torque wrench CLICK HERE.

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