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

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$19.99

Door Hinge and Latch Lubrication Procedures - On Demand Video

With the right grease gun and lubricants you can make your doors close oh so smoothly!

Door hinge lubrication has to be one of the most neglected maintenance items on the older models. I think part of the problem stems from the fact owners don't know how to do it or don't know how to acquire the proper grease gun to lubricate those special fittings on the door hinges.

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How to Remove Fine Scratches from Your Car's Windshield - On Demand Video

Video instructions using Kent's glass polish kit to remove scratches with less mess and less heat!

This video will take you step by step through the process of using our glass polish kit with a multitool to remove those fine scratches from your windshield or rear hatch glass. It also works great for polishing the water and acid rain out of any glass, including shower doors!

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Mercedes Muffler Repair - On Demand Video
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Center and Rear Muffler and Exhaust Pipe Replacement and/or Repair - On Demand Video

Common Rear Exhaust leak troubleshooting, component replacement and hole patching DIY techniques

How can you tell if you have a hole or leak in your exhaust system? What are the symptoms? Can the leak be patched? When will you have to get either a new center muffler or rear muffler or pipes or all three? Can you replace the mufflers yourself and what are the tricks?

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Dragging Brake Dust - On Demand Video
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Testing for and Troubleshooting Causes of Dragging / Sticking Brakes - On Demand Video

Could be multiple causes - don't assume it is a bad caliper!

Old cars and brake issues go hand in hand. Especially if the car is not driving very often. Brake problems usually first show up as “dragging” or sticking brakes. If this issue is not dealt with immediately it can lead to serious problem including the car catching on fire. 

 

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Mercedes Short Fuel Pump Instructions - On Demand Video
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1963 to 1973 Short MFI Electrical Fuel Pump Lower Section Resealing Instructions - On Demand Video

Be sure your Mercedes has the "short" style fuel pump. Not all models in those years had one (see description)

MFI (mechanical fuel injection) fuel pumps are notorious for leaking fuel. Leaks are almost always due to age hardened and deformed o-rings inside the pump. Taking the pump off the car, taking it apart, cleaning it and installing new seals will almost always solve the fuel leak problems.

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MFI Fuel Injector Tester: Assembly, Testing and Cleaning Operations - On demand Video

A video instruction manual explaining in detail how our special tester kit works

Would you like to find out how well your old (1959 to 1972) mechancial gasoline fuel injectors are working? Now you can do it yourself at home with our custom bench mount hand pump pressure tester and cleaning kit. These are the full instructions that come FREE with the kit.

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Under Body and Under Trim Spot Rust Repair - On Demand Video
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Under Body and Under Trim Spot Rust Repair - On Demand Video

High moisture "hidden" rust areas have to be treated and coated properly or they will not be permanent

On older Mercedes spot rust can be a hidden problem under side moulding trim, under fenders and rocker panels and inside the bottom edges of doors.

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Mercedes Brake Caliper Removal - On Demand Video
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How to Remove Frozen Pistons From Brake Calipers - On Demand Video

Part 1 of 3 Parts: For Mercedes brake calipers from the early 1960's to the late 1990's

You can save a lot of money if you can rebuild your old brake calipers, especially on some older models. If you can just get the pistons out of the housings, most calipers are rebuildable, unless they have been subject to road salt or have sat exposed to the weather for years without use.

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Mercedes Front Rotor Removal - On Demand Video
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Removing the Front Brake Rotor from the Bearing Hub - On Demand Video

Kent will show you some tips on how to remove and replace that front rotor on the older model front hubs

Installing new front rotors on older model Mercedes requires that you remove the rotor from the bearing hub and bolt the new rotor back on. Sounds easy right? Sometimes not! The bolts are on very tight and often take a lot of torque to remove. How do you hold the break rotor while doing this?

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280SEL Transmission Service - On Demand Video
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Older Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Service - On Demand Video

Directly covers most 1960’s Automatics - Indirectly covers 1970’s and Early 1980’s Automatics Directly covers most 1960’s Automatics - Indirectly covers 1970’s and Early 1980’s Automatics

Transmission service on these older Mercedes is very often neglected and it is something you can do yourself. It should be done every 30,000 miles or every 5 years (whichever comes first). After you watch this video you will find out why you should do it yourself!

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Using Lipo Batteries - On Demand Video
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How to Use Small Lithium Polymer Batteries to Work on Your Car - On Demand Video

If you are into RC (radio control) you will already have these batteries and special charger

Tired of lugging around heavy batteries or battery boosters to test electrical components in your car? It does not have to be a Mercedes. It does not even have to be a car. Anything that runs off 12 volt DC power can be tested by these small, light weight but very powerful batteries.

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Manually Operated Sunroof Removal and Service - On Demand Video Manual

Applies directly to all W123 wagons and some 123 sedans and indirectly to other early 111, 108, 114, 115 and 116 models

Manual sunroofs can have problems too. Just like their electrically operated counterparts, most often they will fail due to lack of lubrication. The number one failure point is a broken T handle. Number two is failure of the roof to close properly due to damaged felt feet and plastic slides.

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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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Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror
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Removing and Replacing an Inside Rear View Mirror - On Demand Video

Hard enough to remove and almost impossible to reinstall by hand unless...

Understanding how an inside rear view mirror is mounted is essential for proper removal and replacement. The mirror can be easily damaged if you do not know the tricks to getting it snapped back into the mounting bracket in the head liner.

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Mercedes Check Strap
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Mercedes Door Check Strap Diagnosis and Replacement - On Demand Video

Common repair that you can do yourself with minimal tools and mechanical experience

Groaning, snaping and jammed door check straps are a common problem on the older models (up through 1995). This is primarily due to age and lack of lubrication. Newer models will soon start having similar problems. Rain water getting inside the doors is the big killer.

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Waking Up an Old Benz That Has Sat for Years Part 2 - On Demand Video

After getting the engine running what's next?

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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Buying a Mercedes Benz
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Going on the Hunt to Buy an Older Mercedes Benz with Kent Bergsma: Part 1 - On Demand Video

Avoiding three common pitfalls that can become big money pitts

In this 10 minute video class Kent shows you what you should initially look for when checking out an older Mercedes for sale. He routinely does a quick 3 to 5 minute walk around to determine if the car passes his priority three part test. 

Those three areas on inspection are:

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Detailing the Interior of an Older Mercedes Benz by Kent Bergsma
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Extreme Detailing Part 1: Interior Carpets, Upholstery, and Panels - On Demand Video

Learn how to use some unique products make the job easier, faster and more enjoyable

In this video Kent shares his secrets on how to make the inside of an old Benz look like new again. Now granted, you must have a reasonably good car to start with.  He is not going to show you how to reupholster, change seats and door panels, etc.

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How to Paint Your Aluminum Alloy Wheels for Best Results - On Demand Video

This video shows you the tips and tricks Kent has learned over the years to restore alloy wheels fast and beautiful using our wheel paint kit

This video will show Kent's technique on how to prime and paint alloy wheels using our wheel paint kit and masking dam that we sell separately. See below. The techniques will also apply to any spray can paint you should choose to use.

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Using Our Pressure Brake Bleeder and Capture Tank - On Demand Video

Kent walks you through a full brake fluid flush on a W126 Mercedes showing all the tips and tricks to do it right yourself.

This is a full 25-minute step-by-step instructional video on how to properly flush or bleed your brake system using our pressure brake bleeder and fluid capture tank.

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Cleaning and Lubricating Hubs Before Wheel Installation - On Demand Video

So often neglected, yet so important. Also includes information on cleaning and installing lug bolts.

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.

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$19.99

Emergency Brake Shoe Installation w/ Ease - On Demand Video

The right tool and procedures can take the pain out of this job! Let Kent show you how.

Kent came up with this kit because of all the times he replaced e-brake shoes only to end up with battered knuckles and extreme headaches. This video is included free with the purchase of the toolkit.

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Removing Rusty Bolts, Nuts and Fittings with Kent's Rust Buster Tool - On Demand Video

You can not believe how well this works - Let high speed vibration do the work - Save knuckles, frustration and money!

This video is intended to be used as instructions when purchasing Kent's Rust Buster Tool. It can be viewed separately but you will need the tool to apply the principles. This video is included free of charge when purchasing the tool. See related products below:

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How to Pressure Fill a Rear End, Transfer Case or Manual Transmission - On Demand Video

The easy no-mess fluid change method by Kent Bergsma - It can actually make you want to do the job!

Have you dreaded changing the rear end fluid before because it is a pain and ends up being really "messy?" Kent finally decided there had to be a better way so he went to work and came up with the idea of using a simple and affordable custom made pressure tank to "flush" and refill differentials

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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.

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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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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. 

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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?

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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.

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Engine and Chassis Parts Paint Restoration Instructions - On Demand Video

This will show you how to prep the parts properly, prime them, and top coat with a semi-gloss black for professional looking results using quality spray can paint

These are the instructions that come with our black engine and chassis paint restoration kit, but they will help you successfully spray paint almost anythings. These step-by-step techniques were developed by Kent over almost 60 years of spray painting cars and parts.

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Removing a Power Sunroof Headliner Panel When You Can't Open the Roof

Factory service manuals says, "open the roof part way to remove the panel." What happens if your sunroof is not moving?

This on-demand training video will walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to get your headliner panel off so you can work on the sunroof. If your sunroof won't open, you are stuck - right? Not SO according to Kent.

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Restoring 1980 and Older Rubber Vacuum Door Lock Actuators - On Demand Video

This only applies to those actuators that do NOT have cracks or tears in the rubber diaphragm

If your early door lock actuators do not have any cracks in the rubber diaphragms, but they just won't hold vacuum - it may be possible to fix them by taking them apart and cleaning and resealing the outer lip of each diaphragm.

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Early Gas Engine Fuel Injector Back Flush Cleaning Instructions - On Demand Video

Video is free with purchase our DIY backlash cleaning kit - works on mechanical gas injectors from the late 50's to early 90's

This 24 minute on demand training video comes with our injector back flush cleaning kit. You can purchase this video separately, but please keep in mind you will not have any of the tools or supplies to complete this procedure yourself.

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Diagnosing an Often Overlooked Front End Clunking Noise - On Demand Video

Don't neglect front end clunking sounds - they can lead to some dangerous suspension failures

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.

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Brake Pad and Caliper Service Instructions - On Demand Video

Kent demonstrates his recommended 2 year brake pad and caliper inspection and service procedures - applies also when installing new brake pads!

These are the instructions that come with Kent's brake pad and brake caliper service kit. It is possible to make your own service kit by watching this video. To purchase the kit see related products below. To learn more about the importance of this kit watch the video below:

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$6.99

Sunroof Headliner Panel Gluing and Cleaning

For all NON tilting sunroofs from 1962 to 1985

When you remove the old sunroof panel (1985 and older) from you Benz you will probably notice that the edges of the vinyl have come loose from the metal strapping. You will allow notice just how dirty it is once you have it out of the car and into the light.

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