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.
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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.
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.
If you have a leaking transmission seal it can be a real bear to get the old seals out without this special pry tool. This tool also works great for front crank seals as well.
This is a super little prying and lifting tool that you should have in your tool box. You can not believe all the things you will end up using this tool for. Pry and lift electrical plugs apart with ease. But remember it is small and for finesse work... :-)
This is the best tool we have found to remove the chrome side trim strips and snap type door panels on may of the older models from the mid 1960's to the mid 1980's.
If you plan to change coolant hoses this is a must have labor saving tool. This is one cleverly designed tool. Could not have done it better myself. I actually use to make a couple different types before I found this one.
Applies to all Mercedes, PON FIN P55 Pre 1960, 190SL, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 108, 109, 107, 116, 123, 126, 201, and 124 chassis. Boy is it nice to find quality tools that do not break the bank.
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".
If you own one of the early Mercedes overhead camshaft engines from the mid 1950's up to the mid 1970's that have mechanical (non- self adjusting) lifters this is a MUST HAVE tool!
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.
Normal Crimping tools usually only go down to #10 wire. It is hard to find one that will REALLY crimp #8 automotive electrical wire. This one has brute force and call also function as a lineman's plier and wire cutter. Also good For use when wiring in additional components.
This is the special tool that is a MUST have if you are going to replace your emergency brake shoes or just the brake shoe springs. These little springs often rust and brake loose. When they do they can make clicking and scraping noises inside your rear brakes.
PLEASE NOTE: No written instructions are included with this kit. We have (3) ON DEMAND VIDEOS available for purchase separately. Please see links below.
We picked up a set of these trim tools about two years ago and am constantly amazed at how often I use them - so much so I decided it was time we offered them to our customers. This 5 piece set is made out of plastic so it will not mar or scratch paint, glass, chrome trim, etc.
Nice set of pick tools with plastic handles. They have strong steel tips which allow for more prying and twisting with less tendency to bend the tips as you would with dental pick tools. Note: Quarter is not included! Shown for size reference only
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!
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.
If you already have or are willing to buy a 5 pound slide hammer, you can make your own diesel prechamber removal tool.
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.
This is one of the tools you will need to remove stubborn prechambers. NOTE: You will also need the collar nut removal tool to get the sloted nut out of the head BEFORE you can removed the rechamber with the slide hammer.
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.
After years of "fighting" fuse replacement, Kent finally decided he had had enough! And so is born another special tool.
If you must remove the engine fan on your 103 or 104 engine you will need to have this tool. It is designed to go in behind and insert in a hole on the back side of pulley. This will prevent the pulley from turning while removing the fan bolt. There is no other practical way to do it.
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.
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.
This set of special tools is designed to help speed the removal and ease the overhaul of a Garrett T-3 turbo charger on a 617 turbo diesel engine.
Mercedes 108, 109, 114, 115, 116, 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.
Designed to safely, easily remove and replace stubborn headlight adjustment or brake shoe springs. Tempered and heat-treated low carbon steel with a T-handle and 30° shaft angle near hook.
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 $$$.
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!
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 tool has the leverage to remove the most stubborn manual transmission or rear differential drain / fill plugs with the standard 14 mm hex fitting. Handle on this heavy duty hex wrench is 9 inches long.
soldout Without this tool it is near impossible to remove the curved drain tube without removing the turbo from the engine. Those down pipe bolts just happen to have SAE 1/2 inch heads.
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 U.S.A. made 17 mm 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.
Most D.I.Y. Mercedes owners do not need a $100 to $200 "Check Engine Light" code reader / scan and reset tool.
High quality door panel removal tool. For use with all models that use snap on door panel. Great to help remove other body or trim pieces as well! This is the best one Kent has found.
Purchase together and save $$$$. Ever wish you could get rid of the annoying wiper scratches on your front windshield (or rear hatch glass if you have a rear wiper)?
Most people have not had the option before of just replacing the heater motor only in their 124 chassis due to the difficulty of removing and replacing the fragile squirrel cage fans on both ends of the motor.
If you have been around old Mercedes for any length of time, you have probably run into a problem with your ignition key starting to "stick" or one that would not turn. This problem can leave you stranded and could cost hundreds of dollars to fix $$$.
One of the hardest parts of replacing a flexible brake hose is loosening up the hard metal line without rounding off the nut. These are on hard and over time the top fitting can take some real force to loosen. You will need a flare nut head wrench to loosen the nut without damage.
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.
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.