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Pre-Glow Systems Tips, Quick Tests and Upgrades - All Diesels 1960 to 1993 Download

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 5 of a 5 Book series

During his years of working on diesel engines, Kent has learned a few things about glow plugs. Some he learned the easy way and others he learned by “pain and suffering.” If misunderstood or improperly maintained, glow plugs can be the “achilles heal” of a diesel.

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Pre-Glow Parallel Systems Testing 1978 to 1993 by Kent Bergsma - Download

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 2 of a 5 Book series

This book explains how a parallel pre-glow system works and how to properly test it using inexpensive electrical testing equipment. If your PENCIL style glow plugs are not working properly, you need to find the cause BEFORE you start buying parts.

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Diesel Pre-Glow Series System Testing 1960 to 1979 by Kent Bergsma - Downlaoad

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 1 of a 5 book series

Book 1 explains how a series pre-glow system works and how to properly test it using inexpensive electrical testing equipment. If your glow plugs are not working you need to find the cause BEFORE you start buying parts. This is something you can do yourself.

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Glow Plug Replacement Procedure Manual for 1960 to 1985 Diesels

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 3 of a 5 Book Series

Book 3 explains how to properly remove and replace the glow plugs in the early diesel engines in the models noted. This includes both series style and pencil style plugs. Applies to 190D, 200D, 220D, 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD and 300SD up through 1985 model year. (Not for 1984 to 1985 190D)

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Pre-Glow Systems Tips, Quick Tests and Upgrades - All Diesels 1960 to 1993

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 5 of a 5 Book series

During his years of working on diesel engines, Kent has learned a few things about glow plugs. Some he learned the easy way and others he learned by “pain and suffering.” If misunderstood or improperly maintained, glow plugs can be the “achilles heal” of a diesel.

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Diesel Pre-Glow Series System Testing 1960 to 1979

Manual by Kent Bergsma: Book 1 of a 5 book series

Book 1 explains how a series pre-glow system works and how to properly test it using inexpensive electrical testing equipment. If your glow plugs are not working you need to find the cause BEFORE you start buying parts. This is something you can do yourself.

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Why Does My Diesel Engine Run So Badly? by Kent Bergsma - Download

Diagnosing poor power, horrible fuel economy, rough running and excess exhaust smoke

Running badly means poor performance. It happens sooner or later to EVERY diesel owner. The word "performance" is often used to describe how well a diesel engine runs once started. The principles discussed will cover all Mercedes diesels from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s.

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617 Turbo Diesel V-Belt Replacement and Accessory Inspection Manual By Kent Bergsma - Download

Not as easy as you might think, but definitely a job you can do yourself if you know how.

Changing the V-belts on your older 5 cylinder turbo diesel engine can be a pain. If you have not done it before it can be a REAL pain that leaves you confused and frustrated. In some cases it is possible to damage or break critical adjusting mechanisms if not done properly.

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Diesel Oil Cooler Hose Replacement Instructions By Kent Bergsma - Download

Read and decide if this is a job you want to tackle yourself.

If you have a W116 or W126 300SD or a turbo 1981 to 1985 5 cylinder W123 Diesel you must pay attention to your oil cooler hoses. If one of these hoses fail you will destroy the engine unless you are in the habit of looking at your oil pressure gauge every 5 minutes while driving.

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Diesel Engine Fluid Leak Diagnostic Guide - Download

Covers finding the sources of your leaks - NOT how to repair them.

In a perfect world your diesel would not leak a drop of fluid. Unfortunately, with the age of your vehicle, it may not be economically possible to eliminate every leak. Sometimes you may just have to live with some leaks.

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103 Engine 6 Cylinder Power Tuning Guide By Kent Bergsma - Download

Repair Guide for the Following Models: 190E 2.6, 260E, 300E, 300CE, 300TD, 300SEL 1986 - 1992

Fits the following, 201, 124, and 126 chassis with 6 cylinder single cam gas engine. In my opinion, the 103 6 cylinder gas engine (built from 1986 to 1993) is one of the best engines Mercedes has ever built.

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616 617 Diesel Engine Front Pulley, Counterbalance and Crank Seal Replacement Guide

Applies to 4 and 5 cylinder diesel engines 1974 to 1985 (except 190D)

Kent originally wrote this manual to go along with our 617 Turbo Diesel Front Crank Seal Replacement Kit as well as our 616 and 617 NON Turbo Crank Seal Kit. We have found that many of you are having problems with your front crank bolt loosening up or bolts sheer

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Why Does My Diesel Engine Run So Badly? by Kent Bergsma

Running badly means poor performance. It happens sooner or later to EVERY diesel owner. The word "performance" is often used to describe how well a diesel engine runs once started. The principles discussed will cover all Mercedes diesels from the mid 1950s to the mid 1990s.

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617 Turbo Diesel V-Belt Replacement Instructions by Kent Bergsma

Changing the V-belts on your older 5 cylinder turbo diesel engine can be a pain. If you have not done it before it can be a REAL pain that leaves you confused and frustrated. In some cases it is possible to damage or break critical adjusting mechanisms if not done properly.

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Why Won't My Mercedes Diesel Shut Off Sourcelet

Are you plagued with a diesel that wont turn off when you want it to? Has it been slowly taking more time to quit when you turn your key off? It is time to fix it before you have more problems!

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Preventing Catastrophic V8 Engine Failure - by Kent Bergsma

Applies to the following chassis: 111, 108, 109, 107, 116 and 126. Includes 3.5, 4.5, 350, 380, 450, 500, 420, and 560 V8 engines from 1970 to 1991. When Mercedes introduced their small 3.5 liter V8 in 1970 it was hailed as a technological breakthrough in automotive engine design.

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Diesel Engine Compression Test Guide by Kent Bergsma

A diesel compression test is an extremely important engine diagnostic procedure. It should be done on any diesel you are planning to purchase. More than any other test, it can tell you if you are purchasing a healthy engine.