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Are you mysteriously losing coolant? Having heater problems? Does your heater have a mind of its own. Then your 201 chassis vacuum controlled heater valve may be bad.
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.
This is a handy compact winch pulling tool. Not designed for lifting. It is a must have if you plan to replace the guide rods or guide rod mounts (brake control rod bushing) on any 126 chassis from 1981 to 1991 300SD 380SEL 500SEL 380SEC 300SDL 350SDL 300SE 300SEL 420SEL 560SEL 560SEC.
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!!!
Fits the Following: Late 126 201 124 chassis, Gasoline Models only! 1982-1983 380SEC, 1984-1985 380SE, 1984-1985 500SEL, 1987-1993 190E 2.6, 1990 -1993 300E 4matic, 1990-1992 300CE, 1988-1991 300SEL, 1992-1993 400E, 1986-1991 420SEL, 1986-1991 560SEL / SEC.
If you are going to work on your diesel fuel injectors you are going to need a torque wrench. If you are going to tighten your alloy wheel lug bolts properly you should use a torque wrench. In fact if you do your own work you should have a 1/2 inch clicker torque wrench in your tool box.
It is hard to find the right motor mount bolts for the 116 diesels. They have to be good hard steel and just the right length. We have provided locking washers to install with the bolts so they will not loosen up.
Fits 115 and 123 Chassis 220D 240D from 1968 to 1983. If your 4 cylinder diesel has more than 200,000 miles on it without any major work, it most likely needs new valve stem seals.
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.
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.
If you have a reasonably good front seat bottom that is just a little HARD to sit on for any length of time then this "booster" kit may help solve your problem.
Fits 115 and 123 Chassis 300D, 300CD and 300TD with 5 cylinder NON-turbo engines from 1976 up to 1981. If your 5 cylinder diesel has more than 200,000 miles on it without any major work, it most likely needs new valve stem seals.
Oil filter changes are important, but I believe on these high interval oil change schedules that changing the oil fitler can be just as important! Use the wrong filter and the engine can suffer serious damage.
Removing a Mercedes instrument cluster from any of the chassis listed is easy with these special "pull" tools. Many owners do not realize that the instrument cluster is just pushed into the dash panel and not held in with any bolts or screws.
Fits 123 Chassis 300D, 300CD, and 300TD TURBO ONLY 1981 to 1985 and 116 and 126 300SD models 1978 to 1985 with 5 cylinder TURBO diesel engines. If your 5 cylinder turbo diesel has more than 200,000 miles on it without any major work, it most likely needs new valve stem seals.
Kit contains right and left tie rod assemblies as shown. We have found if you discover one or more loose tie rod ball joints, it is always better to replace both rod assemblies at the same time. Entire assemblies are about the same price as two individual ball joints.
This kit will include the parts and detailed PDF instructions you will need to repair a front transmission case leak in your 1968 to 1983 NON TURBO diesel automatic.
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
PLEASE NOTE: WILL NOT WORK ON W116 1978-1980 300SD MOTOR MOUNT ARMS!!!
Kent recently replaced all the engine compartment rubber vacuum hoses and connectors in his own 300SDL and was amazed at the difference. Engine shut off quicker, transmission shifted better, and engine ran smoother.
This custom reamer designed and built by Kent Bergsma in our shop is the only one like it in the World. This is truly another first. Now you will be able to ream out that old crusty carbon build up in your old diesel engine.
If you have a Mercedes of this era equipped with an impulse code reader you will find a little numbered black box similar to the one in the pictured here in your engine compartment. It is located over by the battery and may have a black cover on it that can be lifted off.
This kit fits ALL 116 123 and 126 4 and 5 cylinder diesels, 616 and 617 designation. This is one of the most common oil leaks on the older Mercedes diesels from 1977 to 1985. It is often found at the gasket between the engine block and the oil filter housing.
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:
Leaking fuel injector pumps have become a very common problem in the 60x. engines produced from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. The early 60x.
PLEASE NOTE: DOES NOT FIT 1978-1980 W116 300SD Motor Mount Arms!
If your fuel gauge stops working or is not reading accurately, many times it can be repaired by removing it from the fuel tank, taking it apart and giving it a good internal cleaning of the contact points, float shaft, and wires.
If you are having problems with a sticking key a new tumbler a new tumbler and key may or may not fix your problem.
FITS THE FOLLOWING: 123, 126 Chassis 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD (from 1981 to 1985) with 617 5 cylinder turbo diesel engines. Have you noticed your Mercedes diesel sedan is recently shaking more at idle? Maybe you are noticing new vibrations that were not there before.
NON TURBO MOTOR MOUNT KIT FITS THE FOLLOWING: 123 chassis 300D 300CD 300TD with 5 cylinder NON Turbo engines, from 1977 to 1981. Have you noticed your Mercedes diesel sedan is recently shaking more at idle. Maybe you are noticing new vibrations that were not there before.
For 5 Cylinder OM 602 Non-Turbo and Turbo Engines 1986 to 1989. These nozzles fit ONLY 1986 to 1989 201 Chassis 5 CYLINDER 190D 2.5 Turbo and NON-Turbo.
Kent jokingly mentions this has become a late W123 epidemic! You see this problem happening on all late model 240D, 300D, 300CD, and 300TD wagons.
Jammed up steering locks and keys that won't turn can leave you stranded.
Tired of having to pull and hold the glow / starter knob on your old 110 or 115 chassis diesel? Hand getting tired? Waiting forever to get the glow plugs hot enough to start the engine? Wish the glow plugs would not burn out so often?
Fits the Following, 1975 to 1976 ONLY 115 chassis 300D and 123 chassis 300D 300CD and 300TD from 1977 to 1979 with series style loop glow plugs. SVO / WVO applicable. If you are tired of glow plug problems, then this kit is made for you.
PLEASE NOTE In stock now and ready to ship. No detailed instructions at this time, but it is not a difficult install this unit once you remove the false firewall at the back of the engine. You will be able to gain access to the monovalve and electric pump assembly.
If you own a 1998 to 2006 Mercedes with a V6 (M112) or a V8 (M113) engine this is one job you will have to deal with at some point. Just pull the top cover off your engine and look.
This video is free with the purchase of Kent's new dash cluster pull tool set. If you just want to see how he uses the tools and some tricks to get difficult clusters out you are welcome to purchase this video separately. Approximate run time is 20 minutes.
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?
If you are interested to see how easy it is to install a new hood pad, this video will let you see Kent demonstrate the process step-by-step. If you have purchased one of our hood pad kits, then this video can help you get your new pad lined up and installed properly.
When replacing the steering lock assembly in your Benz you will need to remove that little black plastic switch on the side of the lock from the old one and put it on the new part. You can not pry it off, squeeze it off or pull it off by hand.
One of the cheapest ways to fix your worn out W140 blower motor is to replace just the motor. You do not have to replace the entire unit. BUT repairing it this way is not as easy as it may appear!
We also carry this in other sizes. See related products below.
In this video Kent will show you how to remove the center wood panel and the climate control switch panel so you can replace the 5 small bulbs behind it that light up the switch panel and the buttons behind it. It is not as difficult as it may first appear if you understand the procedure.
GREAT for glue on loose rubber, loose wood pieces, and even carpet. The best!
Pump was removed from a good running engine with 180,000 miles on it. Note does not include lift pump, check valve, shutoff valve or hoses.
Gasoline Model W111, W112, W113, W108. W109, W114, W115 Fuel Tank Drain and Screen Replace - On Demand Video
In this 7+ minute instructional video, you will learn how to cleanly and safely drain the fuel out of your old Benz.