While working on the fuel injectors of a 240D this week, Kent finally decided he had had enough. After 20 years of fighting those fuel injector return hoses he decided he just had to come up with a tool to make the job easier. 2 hours later the tool was designed and the prototype made.
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This is a collection of SPECIAL tools Kent has put together to help you grab, twist, and pull on things in and around your Mercedes. He makes each one of these tools right here in his shop.
One day Kent "finally had it!" Replacing emergency brake shoes was always a dreaded job. As he thought about it he realized the frustration was mostly due to the hassle of getting all the holding springs on and off. So he set out to develop a new tool.
After years of "fighting" fuse replacement, Kent finally decided he had had enough! And so is born another special tool. It is designed specifically to securely grab hold of a ceramic fuse and remove it from and replace it back into the fuse box with very minimal exertion and no damage.
Fits the Following: All models PON, FIN, P55, 110, 111, 112, 113, 108, 109, 114, 115, 107, 116, 123, 124, 126, and 201 chassis. This is a must have tool for any electrical testing! Good quality at an affordable price. Will test all 6 Volt, 12 Volt or 24 volt applications.
This is one impressive tool. Watch the video below to see why Kent is so excited about it. The wheels on the W140 and W220 can be REALLY heavy and taking them on and off can be hazardous to your health ( smashed foot, wrenched back, mental anguish, etc.).
If you plan to change coolant hoses this is a must-have labor-saving tool. This is one cleverly designed tool. I could not have done it better myself. I actually use to make a couple of different types before I found this one.
UPDATE: Now with major modifications to increase thread and pull strength (see video below). This is one of the tools you will need to remove stubborn pre chambers.
If you have worked on 5-cylinder 617 turbo diesel cylinder heads before you already know how important it is to have the correct socket for the star cylinder head bolts. This socket is a must to properly remove and re-torque those bolts.
Includes 30 red plastic clips, a "new style" removal tool and detailed instructions. Note: The instructions included in this kit do not show the actual use of this "new tool".
Kent has tried every method in the book to remove rusty and stuck fittings, bolts and nuts on older cars. This becomes a SUPER challenge when dealing with a car that has been subjected to road salt.
If you have a leaking transmission seal it can be a real bear to get the old seals out without this special pry tool. It works on both the front and rear transmission shaft seals. This tool also works great for removing the front crank seal on both gas and diesel engines.
Old age hardened vacuum lines and hoses can sometimes be a real pain to remove. Then tend to just get "stuck" in place. Rough attempts to disconnect them can cause damage. If you are not careful you can crack the rubber hoses or break the plastic lines when moving or pulling on them.
This 5 piece set is made out of plastic so it will not mar or scratch paint, glass, chrome trim, etc.
If you own one of the early Mercedes overhead camshaft engines from the mid-1950's up to the mid-1970s that have mechanical (non-self-adjusting) lifters this is a MUST HAVE tool!
Have you ever tried to get those old stuck pad sensors off your front calipers? Have you had much success doing it without damaging at least one wire? Kent has had the same frustration over the years so finally designed a custom tool for the job.
If you have ever tried to remove and reinstall a shift rod attachment clip under your Benz you know how frustrating it can be. On some chassis like the 201 models it is almost impossible to even get to the clip let alone remove it with standard hand tools!
Fits the following 108, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 107, 123, and 126 chassis with four bolt mount viscous and fixed fans . NEW IN 2016! Now works on fans without viscous clutch that use 13mm head bolts like in some 240Ds.
Tightens and Removes Collar Nuts on 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 300SDL 190D 2.2 1969 to 1987. Works on most Mercedes diesel engines up through 1987 only. ALSO FITS OM 636
Applying grease and other lubricants to various parts of your Mercedes can be a messy and frustrating job. Especially if you can not get the lube exactly where you want it! Kent has put together a kit of his favorite applicator tools.
If you already have or are willing to buy a 5 pound slide hammer, you can make your own diesel prechamber removal tool.
Distributor neglect is one of the most common neglected maintenance items that we see on the 6 cylinder 103 engine. Just because the engine is running ok does not mean that the parts are not worn out. One day you will get up in the morning and the engine will not start.
Why this new wrench? Every had a problem trying to get a fill or drain plug out of a manual transmission or rear end housing ( especially in a tight place )? Found other wrenches won't fit into those tight places or are just not stable or strong enough?
This is a great tool that functions well to remove tight fighting push pin fasteners on all kinds of cars. It has great prying action and the sharp tips function as great snipers. Even though they will cut wire we do not recommend it as you want to keep them super sharp for plastic cutting.
This is version 2 of the special wrench Kent designed to remove and install rear end and manual transmission hex head fill and drain plugs. Have you ever had a problem trying to get a fill or drain plug out of a manual transmission or rear end housing ( especially with limited space)?
When using a pencil glow plug reamer, this modified 12 mm wrench will allow you to PUSH in on the reamer while turning - and let me tell you - this is needed when you have heavy carbon buildup in the prechambers.
These are Kent's favorites. As shown in this video on youtube. Pack of 5 shipped.
Mercedes 108, 109, 114, 115, 116, 107, 123, 126, 124 and 201 chassis window trim has a super strong anodized coating that is imperious to hand polishing but still can oxidize when exposed to harsh environmental elements.
Keeping your injectors clean and tuned is one of the best ways you can improve mileage in a diesel. Buy both Kents new manual Diesel Fuel Injector Cleaning and Testing Procedures and his Top Brass Custom Cleaning Tool Kit and save!
A better performing and more comfortable 14mm hex wrench to use when changing the fluid in your rear end. Watch the video to see why.
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that does not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
Getting to and removing the two hex head bolts that hold the starter to the bellhousing can be a real test of your sanity - especially if you don't have the right tool! You will need a heavy duty hex socket on a strong wobble extension.
Why these special tools? Can't you just adjust that rod with a couple of combination open end wrenches. Maybe yes and no... have you tried it? You can not get the rod off with a regular thickness 10 mm open end wrench.
Most owners do not have a big enough hex wrench to remove the fuel tank screen on those models that had the fuel tank right under the rear trunk floor. But the screen does need to be removed, inspected and cleaned due to the age of these cars.
Any of us who have owned a 1977 to 1985 Mercedes W123 for any length of time have probably had to deal with the glove box door at some point. The hardest part is loosening and removing that weird little round slotted nut on the two hinge points.
This U.S.A. made 17 mm 8 inch long combination wrench is custom modified here in our shop to help you easily install Bilstein front and rear shocks on most of the older model Mercedes Benz.
Purchase together and save $$$$. Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)?
Most D.I.Y. Mercedes owners do not need a $100 to $200 "Check Engine Light" code reader / scan and reset tool.
Almost all Mercedes gas and diesel engines from the late 50's up to the early 90's used pressed in steel pins to hold the timing chain guide rails in position (inside the engine block). Please note Diesels only up to 1985, excluding the 190D 201 chassis, gasoline v8 engines only up to 1991.
Most people have not had the option before of just replacing the heater motor only in their 124 chassis due to the difficulty of removing and replacing the fragile squirrel cage fans on both ends of the motor.
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that would not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
TUMBLER ALERT: Be wary about buying these tumblers cheap on sites like eBay and the large car part sellers. Many have manufacturing flaws that are not easy to detect until you install it and then can not turn the key or get it back out.
This set of special tools is designed to help speed the removal and ease the overhaul of a Garrett T-3 turbocharger on a 617 turbo diesel engine.
Quality brass fittings. This is common size for compressor tools and hoses. Also for making SVO WVO fuel systems.
Includes 2 double female 1/4 inch NPT and 4 double male 1/4 NPT.
Oil leaks at the oil pressure gauge are becoming an increasing problem, particularly on the 1981 to 1985 turbo diesel models. You will discover it when you see wetness at the bottom lip of your instrument cluster or you find oil leaking on your feet or legs.
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.
Enter the dreaded “check engine” light. When it suddenly comes on it can create fear and panic in many a driver. Kent has known some people who have sold their cars cheap because they just did not want to deal with taking the car into a mechanic to get it fixed.
Oil leaks at the oil pressure gauge are becoming an increasing problem on the 123 chassis, particularly on the 1977 to 1985 diesel models. You will discover it when you see wetness at the bottom lip of your instrument cluster or you find oil leaking on your feet or legs!