These instructions pertain only to the multi pin plug switch on the back of the ignition lock and key assembly.
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This is the hard to find short bypass coolant hose that goes between the thermostat housing and the water pump housing. This hose is often neglected during routine maintenance because it is not easy to find.
25-minute video instructions are now included. Our pressure bleeder is modified and put together here in our shop. We take a specialized pump sprayer and add a reliable pressure gauge and a modified cap that will screw on the top of your master cylinder reservoir.
As these popular six cylinder engines age we are finding they need more than just a set of plugs and normal tune up. To run smoothly and produce the power they had when new, they really need our ULTIMATE tune up kit and instructions.
FITS all 116 123 Diesel and Gasoline, and 126 chassis from 1977 to 1985. Finally a socket to remove your fuel tank screen that really works. Most correct size sockets tend to be SO BIG that they require 3/4 inch drive ratchets and extensions to use them. Who has those in their tool box??
When replacing the front struts ( shock absorbers ) on a W201 W124 or W129 chassis it is frustrating and time consumming trying to remove and replace the big 22 mm top nut on the front struts ( shocks ).
Are you tired of windshield washers sprayers that done spray straight or don't spray at all. If you can hear the pump running but no fluid is coming out the nozzles it could be the nozzle holes are plugged with dirt.
A 12 volt test light is a very handy tool to have when working on any car but it is particularly important if you have a old diesel. This tool will allow you to quickly determine if there is power getting to your glow plugs, and if not where the power is breaking down.
An annoying problem on many older Mercedes up to 1980 that have an aluminum housing surrounding the turn signal arm latching assembly. When these wear out the lever will not hold position when you push it up or down.
Finally a socket to remove your fuel tank screen that really works. Most correct size sockets tend to be SO BIG that they require 3/4 inch drive ratchets and extensions to use them. Who has those in their tool box??
Tired of having to remove your wheels and tires to bleed your brakes? This tool makes it possible and really saves time. Watch the video below for more details and instructions on how to use it.
This is the same guage that we include in two other kits. See related products below. We realize some may just want a simple vacuum gauge to have in their tool box for troubleshooting purposes. A gauge like this is a "must have" if you are having vacuum related problems on your older Mercedes.
There are times when you need a big wrench - and this is the one Kent has used the most over the years. 16 inch curved joint plier does the job when needed! There are many places you can use this when you really need some squeezing power, but it also can work to get on big nuts in tight places.
These are direct replacement nozzles for your factory Bosch Fuel Injectors.
This high quality heavy duty 1/2 inch drive Urrea 10 mm Hex Socket is the tool you will need to remove the center bolt holding your steering wheel to the steering column. See Kents video on steering wheel removal on the tech help page.
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.
This right angle screwdriver is great for working in tight places - like removing speakers, voltage regulators, distributor caps, etc.
New 26 mm diameter engine oil drain plug. This was standard on all engines from the late 50's 180D all the way up to the 450SL V8 of the late 1970's including 4, 6, and 8 cylinder gas engines and all 4 and 5 cylinder diesels through 1976.
Emergency brake shoe maintenance if often neglected because the rear brake rotor has to be removed to inspect and repair them. If the car has ever been driven a long distance with the emergency brake on, expect problems.
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.
Works on most 110, 115, 116, 123, 201, 126 and 124 diesel engines 200D 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 190D 300SDL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fits the following: These nozzles fit ONLY 1986 to 1989 201 Chassis 5 CYLINDER 190D 2.5 Turbo and NON-Turbo. This is the critical inside wear part of the injector that delivers the fuel spray into the cylinder. These are direct replacement nozzles for your factory Bosch Fuel Injectors.
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.
For 1969 to 1976 220 250 280 280C 220D 240D 300D. This is the best electrical upgrade you can make for the buck! Have you been having electrical problems in your older chassis Mercedes?
FITS THE FOLLOWING ALL MODELS 124, 126, and 201 chassis from 1981 to 1993. 1981 to 1993 190D 190E 300D 300TD 300SE/L 300SD 300DT 300D 2.5. Have you been having electrical problems in your older Mercedes?
PLEASE NOTE: DOES NOT FIT 1978-1980 W116 300SD Motor Mount Arms!
For 1990 to 1993 300D 2.5 Turbo Only
Fits all 107 116 123 Chassis Mercedes from 1973 to 1985. 1973 to 1985 280SE 380SL 450SL 300SD 240D 300D 300TD. Have you been having electrical problems in your older chassis Mercedes? Maybe you have taken the fuse box cover off and wiggled a few fuses and it has solved the problem for a while.
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.
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.
Jammed up steering locks and keys that won't turn can leave you stranded.
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