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
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.
This is the bolt that goes into the motor mount arm from underneath the car. It is easy to round one of these out when removing. This is a good used bolt with a good undamaged head. You are buying just one bolt. If you need two change the quantity in the shopping cart if you need two bolts.
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.
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.
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 Bosch glow plugs with our 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
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 one clip at the rearn 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.
We love doing oil changes on these engines. The oil filter housing is right in the front of the engine with NO obstruction. The engineers were finally thinking about us!
Not ready to install on your car. You will need to get the lower fitting replaced by cleaning and welding.
Many owners neglect replacing the engine coolant thermostat. It just slowly wears out over time. If you notice your engine temperature running low or you car taking a long time to heat up inside these are the first signs your thermostat has failed.
Good condition as shown. Hard to find one that is not all rusty.
Last one we have. We are including the bottom bolt as often those often need to be cut off. An excellent used bracket that bolts to the engine block to mount the alternator. The bolts in this bracket often get frozen to the aluminum and require cutting.
NOTE: May be black or chrome depending upon stock on hand. This standard 24 mm combination wrench is specially ground in our shop so that it will hold the fitting on the late 616 and 617 oil filter housing when loosening the oil cooler hose end nut.
This kit will allow you to replace the critical worn parts inside the early 603 U.S. made Garrett T3 turbochargers. This kit will not work if your engine has a KKK turbo made in Germany. The only way to tell which turbo you have is by visual inspection.