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.
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:
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.
Excellent quality grease gun for your old Benz. Can be used on almost all standard grease fittings.
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.
Restore that original ride back onto your old W111 or W108. Nothing like a new set of Bilstein shock absorbers. These are the best. Sorry, no specific instructions from mercedessource available at this time but installation is very straightforward.
Wheel wrench as shown. For 17mm head bolts. Original. Only one available.
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.
This is a nice one as you can see. I only have two available this nice.
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.
VERY STRAIGHT and damage free wheels with knobs to hold the small round hubcaps. This is the actual set of wheels you will receive. I also have a set of white hubcaps and beauty rings for these wheels. See related products below. (You can paint these to match the color of your Benz!)
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.
90 percent of the above chassis Kent inspects need to have these front subframe mounts replaced. They are more often than not all broken up or rotted. If your front end seems to be moving around on you while driving or drops down when you lift the car - then replace these rubber mounts.