There are challenges as well as perils when installating a new seal. If you are not careful the lip seal spring can pop off and you will never know it until the seal starts to leak again and you have to replace it! You can also damage the seal housing by trying to tap it in from side to side during seal replacement. Avoid sharp blows and drive the seal in straight with finesse! This tool kit will save you big headaches as well as $$ down the road.
This installing tool has the following advances:
This is just what the doctor ordered when installing a new seal. This can prevent the lip sealing spring from popping off during seal replacement. When this happens you will never know it because you can not see the sealing spring once the seal is installed!!! Talk about having to do the job all over again. The sad thing is that some shops could install the seal and the spring could come off unknowingly. If you have a shop install new seals in your older Benz specificly, you want them to use this grease on the back side of the seal to secure the spring!
This kit contains the following:
Of all the upgrades for diesel engines that we offer on this site, I believe changing over to Monark injector nozzles will give you more performance improvements for the money that any other single product. From our own diesels to the glowing reports we hear from our customers - you may have a hard time believing just how true this claim is until you experience it first hand! And Monark nozzles are probably the last of a breed. Yes, they are still manufactured in Germany...
Recently, I set out with the goal to provide our customers with all the resources they would need to troubleshoot and repair the brake systems on their own cars. As your favorite Benz ages brake problems will arise and they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Since brakes are a safety related system it is also VERY important that any repair work be done properly and with great care.
This new easy to understand guide will walk you through the different ways to bleed your brakes and the equipment needed to do the job right. Brake bleeding is something that no sane person finds enjoyable. It can be messy and often involves painful contortions to access the bleeder screws. There seems to be varying opinions as well as a bit of black magic involved with the bleeding process. It may be more of an art than a science. Sometimes the procedure works perfectly, and then other times it seems like you end up with endless air in your system that just wont come out. The information contained in this booklet will eliminate some of the mystery and give you the knowledge and confidence to do the job right the first time. Covers safety tips, types of bleeding equipment and 4 different ways you can bleed your brakes.
If you have been reluctant to overhaul your worn and inefficient Bosch fuel injector nozzles because the job is too difficult or too costly then think again! For approximately the same cost as rebuilt Bosch fuel injectors you can purchase this kit to rebuild them yourself in your garage and get better performance to boot! Works on all 617 engines 300D, 300CD, 300TD and 300SD from 1975 to 1985.
For all MBZ diesel engines 1950 to 1993. You are looking at the worlds first production diesel mechanical fuel injector bench tester available in the U.S. for under $200. These are built at the Mercedessource shop to control quality and production demands. This bench mount pop tester will allow you to economically test the spray pattern and fine tune (balance) your fuel injectors at home. With the injector fitting included it will work on all Mercedes diesels from the early 1960s up to 1993. This includes chassis 110, 115, 116, 123, 126, 201 and 124 and models 200D 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 190D 300SD 300SDL 350SD.
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. We have one that even has a flex head to allow better access to the nut - which is sometimes not very easy to get at. Kent's favorite brake hose wrench!
Smoke coming from a Mercedes diesel indicates that something is wrong with the engine and/or related systems. This should be taken as a warning. If not dealt with, the problem (s) causing the smoke will potentially result in high repair costs later or it may shorten the life of the engine. If you take your high mileage diesel into a shop to fix the problem it could end up costing you thousands of dollars. In most cases the cause of the smoke on these old diesels is due to more than one problem. The only economical way to fix the problem and make sure it is done right is to do the diagnosis and repairs yourself.
New Axle seals to seal rear differential housing to rear axles. Please note that these only fit certain models and some are subject to a vin number split. If in doubt look at your current seals and measure the diameter.
Here is a picture of the seal installed in an early rear end housing.
Kent started wearing protective hand gloves back in the day when only latex was readily available. When nitrile came along he was elated and has closely followed improvements in these gloves over the years. Recently he discovered what he believes is the ultimate glove when working on cars - especially old diesels! If you have watched any of his recent videos you will recognize them by the dark green color.
The advantages of these over other nitrile gloves are numerous:
One of Kent's top pet peeves is poor performing tape. All the promises of duct tape, gorilla tape, electrical tape just don't cut the mustard - especially when subjected to hard conditions of temperature, sun and moisture over time. This tape was designed for the home construction industry to seal out moisture and air in the underlayment system when framing a home. You can not believe how this stuff sticks. It does not tear. It stretches and forms around slight compound surfaces.
If you have ever wanted to know what's all involved in running your older Mercedes diesel on waste vegetable oil here is the way to find out quickly. Read these three manuals and you can decide it this is something you really want to do! Regularly $38.85
To read the full description of each manual click on the links below:
This tool will pay for itself the first time you use it - IF you consider your time worth something. :-). The plastic shift linkage bushing is a very common part that needs to be replaced on older Mercedes. Can you believe it is the exact same part that was used on all models for over 25 years! It is an inexpensive part that can cause big problems if it breaks out. It looks easy enough to install but it is not!!! Trying to install this oversized bushing in a lever hole up along side the transmission can be a REAL test of your patience. Even getting the old bushings out can drive you crazy... This is a must have tool for any Mercedes owner / enthusiast.
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!
Kent designed this tool after spending years fighting these little clips. You will be amazed at just how easy it is to remove and install the clips with this little tool. PLEASE NOTE: The tool comes with instructions for use and for possible modification. Keep in mind that all clips are not exactly the same, so the end of the tool may need some "minor tweaking" to get it to work perfectly on your clips.
The plastic shift bushing is a very common part that needs to be replaced on older Mercedes. Can you believe it is the exact same part that was used on all models for over 25 years! It is an inexpensive part that can cause big problems if it breaks out. It looks easy enough to install but it is not!!! Trying to install this oversized bushing in a lever hole up along side the transmission can be a REAL test of your patience. It is not only the bushing but the clips that hold the rod on that can also drive you crazy.... Kent went to work to solve this common problem. The tools he came up with will eliminate the common headaches when installing your new bushings and could easily cut the time to do it by more than half!
This complete kit includes the following:
When Kent developed this special polish compound to restore the anodized trim around the windows on older Mercedes Benz he discovered it also produced amazing results when used on other surfaces. It can polish small scratches out of the paint on the body of your car, and has proven to work wonders on the plastic parts of your car. Be sure to check out Kent's video on how it can be used to polish the plastic headlight lens covers on most of the newer cars on the road.
Excellent set of injectors. No adverse tip wear. Cleaned and bench tested here in our shop. Release pressures properly adjusted. Excellent spray patterns and release pressures properly set.
PLEASE NOTE: The injector set you receive may not look exactly like those pictured but they are the correct injectors. NUSED
We are clearing out some of our old used parts stock. Some of these parts we will not be replacing. It is getting harder to find good used parts and even harder to find the time to stock them and post them on our website. Kent is the only one who knows exactly what these fit and do and he is "running out of diesel."
If you plan to keep your old Mercedes for a long time then you might want to look over this list. There are some real treasures here! Happy New Year to you and your Benz.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ONLY TWO in stock. Please do not order more than TWO. If you need one or two replacement Bosch injectors that are in excellent condition then we may have the answer for you. This is a very good low time use injector. Tip wear is minimal at most and we have tested each one in your shop with our pressure tester to make certain it is spraying properly and releasing at the correct 115 bar pressure. NUSED
IMPORTANT NOTE: Injector you receive may not be actual one pictured.
This is a great assortment to have in your shop. This is heavy gauge 1/8 inch thick weldable high quality aluminum. The kit includes 2 feet of each of the following pieces of aluminum.
Can be used to build brackets for extra filters, reinforcements, etc. Does not need to be welded, Easily drilled and very strong when bolted together.
With this new kit you can modify your Mercedessource Pressure Brake Bleeder to do the following:
Here is a chance to deck out your Benz this Holiday Season, or give as a gift to the Mercedes fan! How awesome is this for some real Christmas decor! Kent found these and just had to have them to offer to our customers for the holiday season. Available here in a RED/WHITE combination.
Also availabe in GREEN/RED CLICK HERE.
Installs directly onto your hood star. Red bow is made out of rubber to hold up to the elements. Check out Kent installing one on his Wife Linda's 300D 2.5! He is impressed with the engineering of this fine product. It will not blow off the car even at high speed if installed as per the excellent instructions included!
Our pressure bleeder is modified and put together here in our shop. We take a specialized garden sprayer and add a reliable pressure gauge and a modified cap that will screw on the top of your master cylinder reservoir.
Pressurized system flushing or air bleeder is the preferred method, particularly on older cars where you would want to avoid damaging the seals in an old master cylinder or on newer ABS equipped cars where pressure bleeding is the only reliable way to make certain you get all the air out of your ABS controller and brake lines.
These are very nice plastic replacement tire valve stem caps. If you need more than two just change quantity in your shopping cart. Sold in sets of two only.