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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New crank main rear seal
If you think you can pull the plug wires of the spark plugs safely on these engines without this tool go ahead and try. Of course you could make your own "pry too" but you are probably going to need metal cutting and welding equipment.
New quality metal gasket as shown. Never try to reuse this gasket during turbo overhaul or replacement.
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.
Brand new part. No instructions included. See related products below. Instructions do come with our turbo timing chain kit.
Brand new quality part. No instructions included. Instructions do come with our timing chain kit.
Brand new Febi Bilstein part. WARNING: Must be installed properly or damage can occur to the timing chain and sprockets. Kent always recommends you replace the tensioner when you install a new timing chain. NO INSTRUCTIONS. Instructions do not come with this part.
Kent has been working a long time to find a way to stop the ugly corrosion on aluminum and magnesium engine parts. Particularly valve covers and intake manifolds.
If you are tired of "guessing" on those critical low torque settings maybe it is time to get a small torque wrench. This is the one Kent likes for super low torque settings up. It is quality made and will not cost you an arm and a leg. You can even calibrate it yourself!
Too many emails on this subject pretty much forced Kent to do this almost 3 hour long video class. If you are having problem starting your old 1976 to 1993 Mercedes with Bosch C.I.S. fuel injection this is a must see.
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. Even cars with low mileage may have oil seeping out the breather covers on the top of the heads.
Guide use pin for upper guide rail at the top of the cylinder head. These often get striped out trying to remove them.
This is one of Kent's favorite tools around his shop. It is used almost daily. The tool rose out of a need to be able to safely hold fuel inectors while cleaning when with a large high speed wire wheel. No tool like this is availabe so it had to be built in our shop!
This is the highly specialized paper gasket that seals the center section forward bearing plate to the compressor wheel housing as shown below:
This video will be an excellent example of how to save big $$$ doing the work on your own car. If your gas engine is idling too fast in neutral it could be an expensive problem, but in many cases it is due to lack of maintenance over a long period of time.
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.
Kent starts out the video talking about prevention by using the neck reinforcement kit he has been selling for years. In the case of his own 1990 300SL the neck had not been reinforced and it broke cleanly right in the middle.
Doing an oil change in your 1965 to 1976 Mercedes 200D, 220D, 240D or 300D diesel. Be careful!
M104 Gas Engine Head Gasket Replacement Part 3: Cleaning, Inspection & Parts to Order - On Demand Video
The head has been successfully removed. There is quite a bit of work that will need to be done before the head is ready to go back on. The head and the block will need to be cleaned and inspected and parts will need to be ordered. Other parts should be replaced while the head is off the engine.
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.
Very good used radiator - hard to find. Not available new. This one was removed from nice running 300SD with only 130,000 miles on it. All metal. Will be well padded and safely boxed.
This is a must have if you own an older turbo 300D 300TD 300CD or 300SD. Full of very valuable info. No longer in print and hard to find. This is the factory dealer workshop full engine service manual.
Please note I can not guarantee that all gaskets originally with the set are there. It has been opened. Please look at picture carefully. What you see is what you get. Please make certain this fits your later 189 engine.
Good used oil drain pipe as shown with good bracket attach point. For 1981 to 1984 Turbo 300TD 300D 300CD and 300SD.
Good used and TESTED by Kent set of 5 pencil glow plugs as shown. Also fits 1978 to 1980 W116 300SD.
This is the standard 14 mm long pan plug used on many engines with aluminum pans from the mid 1980's on. Before ordering make certain you have this type of pan plug. This engine oil drain plug can help extend the life of your old diesel engine.
6 high quality Bosch glow plugs with Special carbon reamer included. This reamer should always be used to ream out the glow plug holes when changing your plugs to improve efficiency and glow plug life.
6 high quality Monark glow plugs that are still made in Germany! Special carbon reamer included. This reamer should always be used to ream out the glow plug holes when changing your plugs to improve efficiency and glow plug life.
Want to find out what caused the catastrophic destruction of an OM 617 5 Cylinder turbo diesel engine? These engines are known for being indestructable so something really bad had to happen.
Good used straight power steering pump pulley. Fits only those models listed turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
Parts as shown. For US model power steering pumps 240D, 300D, 300TD, 300CD and 300SD 1981 to 1985.
Good used tank and hoses as shown. This is the original style tank that is no longer available ( without the hole for the level sensor). So this only works on the early W126 sedan diesels. Includes non original cap.
Good used later OM671 turbo intake elbow. For 1981 to 1984 123 models without trap oxidizer. Please note comes with both clamps and NEW rubber seals. The elbow has been slightly modified by Kent for a much easier installation. Note part number if you are not sure of fit.
IF you want a nice one for your W123 turbo this is it! Excellent air filter assembly housing with a short tube design. No cracks, good cap stud and cap stud threads, and all side clips intact. No dent damage. It does not include wing nut. No air filter included.
This is the actual part you will receive. Study it carefully. Fits Turbo 300TD wagon 1981 to 1984 and 300D 300CD 1982 to 1984. Before ordering make certain your linkages match those shown in the picture. included two clips at the front and a good bushing for the round shaft.
This upper guide rail is no longer available new. If yours is cracked or excessively worn then it needs to be changed when you replace a timing chain. We have collected all the good ones we have which are not very many.
In this on demand video you will get to watch Kent remove the cylinder head from his 1990 R129 300SL with the 104 twin cam straight 6. This is a highly detailed video on how to do it without making the mistakes that many others have made. The job must be done with understanding and great care.
The primary purpose of this Part 1 introduction is to give you, the viewer an overview of some of the challenges you will be faced with if you decide to replace the head gasket yourself.
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.
A properly functioning and adjusted waste gate is critical to the proper operation of your early turbo charged Mercedes diesel engine.
Pencil (parallel style) glow plugs usually fail slowly over time. The first signs are rough running after startup. Then you may see a flashing glow plug light on your dash. If ignored over time you engine may not start at all.