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Cleaning and Detailing a Mercedes Engine Compartment- On Demand Video Instruction
$4.99

Extreme Detailing Part 4: Cleaning and Detailing an Engine Compartment Safely - On Demand Video

Kent will show you how to get it super clean with minimal water and overspray

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.

$104.50

OM617 Turbo Diesel Engine Timing Chain Tensioner

Turbo models only 1978 to 1985 300D 300TD 300CD and 300SD

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.

$6.95

Anti Corrosive Gel for Magnesium and Aluminum

For protecting clean and bare aluminum and magnesium engine parts

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.

$6.50

Original OM616 and OM617 Diesel Engine Motor Mount Bolt - USED

1977 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD and 1981 to 1985 300SD

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.

$38.00

1/4 Inch Drive Beam Type Super Low Torque Wrench

Very accurate for low torque settings - 0 to 9 Newton Meters or 0 - 80 inch pounds

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!

$29.99

Gas Engine Spins But Won’t Start - Video Class with Kent Bergsma

Watch all seven videos in this series - and learn how to get your gas Mercedes starting and idling better.

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.

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$12.99

M112 M113 Breather Cover Oil Leak Repair Instructions - On Demand Video

A repair you REALLY want to do yourself to get it done right!

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.

$29.50

Custom Made Large Angled Head Clamping Tool

Multiple uses for hose removal, assembly, and holding parts safely for cleaning and polishing.

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!

$12.25

Garrett T3 Turbocharger Compressor Housing Gasket

Fits Garrett Turbo chargers only 1978 to 1987 - 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD and 300SDL

This is the highly specialized paper gasket that seals the center section forward bearing plate to the compressor wheel housing as shown below:

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$5.99

No Cost Steps to Fixing an Engine's High Idle Speed Problem - On Demand Video

Kent is always amazed at how often it is the simple things! You won't believe how easy it was to fix this engine!!

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.

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Mercedes Benz Impulse Codes - On Demand Video
$3.99

Read and Clear Check Engine Light Codes: 1988 to 1995 Mercedes - On Demand Video

Learning how to do this yourself could save you hundreds of dollars $$$$$$$$$

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.

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Broken Radiator Neck - On Demand Video
$16.99

Repairing a Broken Plastic Upper Radiator Neck - On Demand Video

With the right products and procedures this can be safely done in most cases

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.

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$14.99

M104 Gas Engine Head Gasket Replacement Part 3: Cleaning, Inspection & Parts to Order - On Demand Video

If you want your head gasket repair to last these are the important steps you must follow

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.

$159.50
Currently out of stock.

190E 2.6 260E 300E 300SE Distributor Overhaul Kit w/ Special Tool

For all M103 6 cylinder Single Cam Engines from 1985 to 1993

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.

$280.00

W112 OM189 Engine Block Gasket Set - NOS

For 300SE coupes and convertibles PART NO. 189 586 13 90

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. 

$32.50

190E 190D 300E 300SDL 300D 2.5 Engine Oil Plug Magnetic Pickup -- SUPER STRENGTH

Fits 14 MM Engine Oil Drain Plug Magnetic Pickup for Later Engines --- OM 601 602 603 M102 M103 M104 and Some V8's

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.

$199.00

1995 E300 Diesel Glow Plug Set with Reamer - Special

FREE anti-seize compound

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.

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Mercedes Blown Diesel Engine - On Demand Video
$8.99

What Caused an OM 617 Turbo Diesel to Destroy Itself - On Demand Video

# 2 cylinder connecting rod broke in half and blew out the side of the block in a 300SD!

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.

Sale
$65.00

OM617 Turbo Diesel and 1982 to 1983 240D Alternator Adjusteme Plate - USED

HALF PRICE SPECIAL. Fits 1981 to 1985 5 cylinder turbo diesel models. 300SD 300D 300TC 300CD and late 240D - with good threads and adjusting screw

This is part of our winter halfprice sale. Specials changing weekly. Only one available. Good used bracket as shown. Not bent and no cracks. But note this will not work unless you have a good threaded adjustment shaft. 

 

$118.00

Late 617 Turbo Diesel Air Cleaner Housing - USED

Fits 1981 to 1984 W123 Turbo 300D 300CD and 300TD. Exceptionally good condition. Last 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. 

$78.00

1981 to 1984 W123 5 Cyl Turbo Diesel Throttle Rod and Levers - USED

If your 123 OM617 turbo throttle levers are all screwed up or worn out this is what you need. Major part of your throttle linkage

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.

$38.50

1977 TO 1985 Diesel Upper Timing Chain Guide Rail - USED

Fits OM616 and OM617 diesel engines 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD and 300SD

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.

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104 Mercedes Head Gasket Part 2 - On Demand Video
$12.99

M104 Gas Engine Head Gasket Replacement Part 2: Cylinder Head Removal - On Demand Video

A step-by-step procedure for properly removing the head from the engine

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.

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104 Mercedes Head Gasket Part 1 - On Demand Video
$7.99

M104 Gas Engine Head Gasket Replacement Part 1: Overview - On Demand Video

Discussion of preparation, difficulty, potential problems and time it will take to do this job yourself

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.

$39.95
Currently out of stock.

24" Measuring Machinist Straight Edge with Protective Sleeve

A must have when working on engines.

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. 

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$8.99

1978 to 1985 Pencil Glow Plug Replacement Instructions - On Demand Video

For 1978 to 1985 300SD and 1980 to 1985 240D, 300D, 300CD and 300TD

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.

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$2.99

How to DIY Engine Oil Change 1998 to 2006 V6 and V8 Models

Step by step procedures for the M112 (V6) and M113 (V8) Engines

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!

$92.00

1981 To 1985 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Oil Cooler - USED

You weld replacement fitting and save! For turbo 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD - All gone!

LOWER THREADS DAMAGED. Not ready to install on your car. You will need to get the lower fitting replaced by cutting and welding. We cut off a good fitting from another oil cooler (original good threads) and will send that will the oil cooler.

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$4.99

M103 M104 Straight 6 Gas Engine Thermostat Replacement - On Demand Video

A major cause of poor fuel economy and weak cabin heater performance

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. 

$125.00

617 TURBO and Late 240D Diesel Aluminum Alternator Mounting Bracket

Not corroded: Fits 1978 to 1985 300SD and 1982 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD and 300TD - Last one we have.

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. The only solution is to get another bracket as shown here. Not difficult to install.

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