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Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 6: Why 10 to 15 Years Old?
 
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For more info and related videos: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/avoiding-expensive-mistakes-buying-a-used-mercedes-benz In this video Kent discusses the 3 key reasons why he has selected 10 to 15 years as the time period for this video series. It is not by accident! The models referred to in this series include the W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis as well as others. In Part 5 of this 10 part series Kent addresses the question: " Where to buy one?". In Part 7 he will share his list: "10 Key questions to ask the seller?" For all videos in this series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa
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Buying a 1986 to 1995 Mercedes Part 1: 10 Reasons Why You Should
 
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This is part 1 of a multipart series on buying and owning a 1986 to 1995 Mercedes Benz. Kent shares his own personal ten reasons why you should consider ownership. In part 2 he will share 10 reasons why you shouldn’t. Let him introduce you to his newly acquired 1994 E320 coupe. If the respond is good this could become a very long series. To view the full playlist click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpIDU5FsS74Dkuxq8kitFUo
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Why Replace Shocks Part 4: How Bad Shock Absorbers Affect Tire Wear
 
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Shock absorbers are another item that normally wears out in the 90,000 to 110,000 mile range. A worn out shock does more than just make the care ride rough. Shocks serve another purpose that Kent will explain in this video and he will show a very good example of what an happen when shock absorbers totally fail. This is a nuts and bolts series and will not get into advanced electronics nor the cars computer systems. That may come in a future series. In this multi-part video series, Kent covers some of the most common service and maintenance you can do on these cars yourself. Once again, if you are going to own one and you want a happy and long lasting "marriage" you had better learn how to do some of the maintenance yourself. The series begins will some of the simple things you can do if you are just starting out working on your own Benz and will move on to some of the more difficult intermediate D.I.Y. jobs. To see all the videos in this series go to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wp7-YtzlFCCSp5yEGdu_YTX
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Kent Bergsma's Favorite Older Mercedes Benz Diesels
 
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For more information on how to buy an older Benz: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/best-older-mercedes-diesel-drive In this video Kent gives you a quick overview of his three favorite diesel Mercedes passenger cars. They include the W116, W123 and W126. These are the ones he drives on a regular basis.
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Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 Rescue Part 1: The Rise of the Beast
 
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View full series playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2woOOe_OXXPu2clnNUDh7OtU Can't help myself. Had to bring home another stray. Whether or not this was a good decision is yet to be determined. Follow along as I try to resurrect this "Beast" of a Benz.
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Milestone Mercedes W126 300SDL Walk Around with Kent Bergsma
 
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Kent gives you a quick overview of the unique features of his 300SDL with the OM603 turbo diesel engine. This was a first for for Mercedes in a number of areas. Those of you who like diesels probably know about this car and how well it is regarded. Kent likes to refer to it as his road warrior...
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1959 Mercedes 180D Diesel Sedan Part 2 : Preserving Underbody Sheetmetal
 
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Cleaning and preservation tips for the underbody sheet metal on an original 1959 180D diesel sedan. Remember, the goal is to keep this car as original as possible while stopping any further deterioration. For Miracle Paint please visit the website www.mercedessoure.com and search for miracle paint. To view the full series click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpdzo44PYuFd6unzToAIQkY For parts, overhaul kits, manuals and repair information be sure to visit. https://mercedessource.com. Use the search box or solutions finder to locate the tech help or products you are looking for. Remember, we do not carry everything for every model!
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Diagnosing Early Mercedes Diesel No Start, Rough Running, Heavy Smoke Problems - Part 2
 
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To see more info on this problem and to view part one of the video please click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/problems/engine/troubleshooting-diesel-engine-hard-starting-low-power-and-exhaust-smoke - How to properly troubleshoot problems on early 615 616 and 617 diesel engines related to hard starting, heavy smoke at start up, rough idling and lack of power. Applies to 190D 200D 220D 240D 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD through 1985
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Why Won't My Mercedes Benz Diesel Shut Off? by Kent Bergsma
 
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For related information and products click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/problems/engine/diesel-wont-shut-when-the-key-turned - Diagnosing NO STOP Engine Problems on Older Mercedes Benz 240D 300D 300CD 300TD and 300SD
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Introduction to the Single Tank Vegetable Oil Fuel Conversion on Old Mercedes Diesels
 
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For more info and related products click the following link: https://mercedessource.com/problems/svo-biodiesel/converting-an-older-mercedes-diesel-run-vegetable-oil-svo-using-the - Mercedes diesel engines produced from the 1950s up to the late 1990's are well suited to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO). In fact most models built up into the early 1990's are so well suited that they are one of the few passenger car diesel engines that can be reliably operated on a single fuel tank conversion. That means the vegetable oil goes in the factory tank with no need for a back-up diesel fuel tank. High quality waste vegetable oil (WVO) can be collected (mostly free!) from restaurants, settled, stored, filtered and poured right into the fuel tank. Kent will explain how he operates his own 300TD wagon on this system and the steps he has to take when the weather gets cold. This applies to all Mercedes 190D, 200D, 220D, 240D, 300D, 300CD, 300TD, 300SD, 300SDL, 350SD, 350SDL, and 300D 2.5. by Kent Bergsma
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Proper Lubrication Can Save You Thousands $$$: 1975 to 1995 Benz Series Part 34 w/ Kent Bergsma
 
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For more info and related products: https://mercedessource.com/problems/transmission/component-failures-due-lack-lubrication Want a sure-fire way to prevent some costly auto repairs in the future. Then just lube it! As Kent explains in this video lack of proper lubrication is often the cause of some very expensive component failures on older cars. To make lubing easy and "fun" Kent has designed a kit that will help you get the job done fast with little mess. This is part 34 of a multipart series that Kent will be filming over the next year. He will focus on Mercedes that can be purchased and fixed up to be used as daily drivers. In this video he talks about some the the problems you will have if you don't keep things properly lubricated. To view the 1975 to 1995 full series click here:: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wqUWOXbC9r-akj0xGZnk7QC To more tech help and to view Kent’s website for applicable parts and repair manuals click here: https://mercedessource.com The models included will be: Late W114 and W115 Chassis Sedans and Coupes: Mercedes 280, Mercedes 280C, Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D. Late W116 Sedans: Mercedes 280SE, Mercedes 280SEL, Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 450SE, Mercedes 450SEL and Mercedes 450SEL 6.9. All W123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes 280CE, Mercedes 280TE. All 126 Chassis Sedans and Coupes 1981 to 1991: Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 300SDL, Mercedes 300SE, Mercedes 300SEL, Mercedes 350SD, Mercedes 350SDL, Mercedes 380SE, Mercedes 380SEC, Mercedes 380SEL, Mercedes 420SEL, Mercedes 500SEC, Mercedes 500SEL, Mercedes 560SEC, Mercedes 560SEL. All W201 Chassis Sedans: Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190E 2.3, Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V, Mercedes 190E 2.6. All W124 Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 260E, Mercedes 300E, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 300TE, Mercedes 300CE, Mercedes 400E, Mercedes 500E, Mercedes E320, Mercedes E420, Mercedes CE320, Mercedes E300D
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Hunting for Diesels: Avoid Getting "Bit" by Using My Two Quick and Simple Engine Tests
 
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This is the full-length video from some excerpts I put in Saturday at my shop #17. Here you will get to see the actual tests performed. Link to engine health exam kits: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=physical%20exam Link to why diesel engines die: https://youtu.be/y4VqcghARzg
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1984 to 1993 W201 190E and 190D Purchasing Tips with Kent Bergsma
 
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Introduction on purchasing and owning a 1984 to 1993 201 chassis 190E or 190D. Here are some things you should consider. Be sure and check out Kent's website for repair help, parts and kits to keep your W201 running well. https://mercedessource.com/node/9563
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1979 Mercedes W116 300SD Ride-a-Long with Kent Bergsma
 
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F.Y.I. - Kent mentions in video this Benz might be for sale. Sorry, Already spoken for!!! It is staying in the family....:-) In this video road shoot, he will take you along on a short country cruise in his "grey ghost." This is one of his all time favorite older Benz. Amazing ride, handling, safety and economy in a 35 year old car. There was nothing like it on the road back in the late 1970's and very few like it in this condition today.
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Buying a 1986 to 1995 Mercedes Part 6: Importance of Power Steering Fluid Flush
 
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This is one of the most neglected maintenance items I have seen - even on so called "dealer maintained" cars. Many owners are not even aware there is a filter inside the power steering pump. Lack of service here results in pre-mature steering box wear which results in steering wheel "play" or sloppy response. Complete service kit with synthetic fluid and instructions is available at mercedessource.com. Here is the direct link to my D.I.Y. kit https://mercedessource.com/store/1986-1995-synthetic-power-steering-fluid-flush-kit To view the full playlist click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpIDU5FsS74Dkuxq8kitFUo
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190E 300E 103 Engine Oil and Filter Change Tips by Kent Bergsma
 
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For more info and related products click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/node/9205 Oil filter removal and replacement can be problematic if you don't follow these tips. Have you ever tried to remove an oil filter on these gas engined cars that was previously installed by a heavy handed mechanic!! These procedures apply to all gas engine 190E 260E 300E 300CE 300TE 300SE and 300SEL 1984 to 1993.
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The Son of The Beast: Part 1 Introduction to My Mercedes S600 Coupe
 
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This is part one of what will likely be an ongoing video series on the life of my 1995 S600 Coupe. I have chosen to call it “Son of the Beast” in reverence to its 6.3 father “ The Beast.” What is the connection. Both cars were limited production and both represented the epitome of automotive engineering at the time they were built. Both were high speed luxury vehicles that bathed the driver in extreme comfort and handling. In part 2 I plan to show you first hand just how smooth the V12 engine really is. To view the full playlist of this Mercedes click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wojbR_gJFNRxmp92yNQfWjO To view the full playlist if its father “The Beast” click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2woOOe_OXXPu2clnNUDh7OtU
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Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 7: 10 Key Questions to Ask the Seller?
 
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For more info and related videos: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/avoiding-expensive-mistakes-buying-a-used-mercedes-benz In this video Kent shares the 10 key questions he asks the seller during the initial contact. He has been "fooled" so often and gone on so many "wild goose chases" that his questions are designed to pry the truth out of the seller and prevent wasted road trips. The models referred to in this series include the W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis as well as others. In Part 6 of this 10 part series Kent addresses the question: " Why 10 to 15?". In Part 8 he will share his list: "What to look for when inspecting the car?" For all videos in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa
Views: 119926 Mercedessource
Rear Suspension Component Location & Troubleshooting for Mercedes Benz 1968-1991
 
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For more information and related products click the following link: https://mercedessource.com/problems/driveline-and-rear-end/1970s-2000-rear-end-and-rear-suspension-component-failure- Inspecting and isolating rear suspension rubber and joint wear points on 114 and 115 chassis 220 230 250 250C 280 280C 240D 300D 1968 to 1976, 107 Chassis 350SL 450SL 450SLC 380SL 560SL 1972 to 1989, 116 chassis 350SE 450SE 450SEL 280SE 280SEL 300SD 1973 to 1980, 123 chassis 1977-1985 Models 230 240D 240TD 280E 280CE 300D 300CD 300TD and 126 chassis 380SE/L 300SD 500SE/L 300SDL 420SE/L 300SE/L 560SE/L 380SEC 560SEC 1981-1991.
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Outside Door Handle Removal on a W123 Chassis Mercedes by Kent Bergsma
 
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For available parts visit www.mercedessource.com -,Proper procedure for removing the outside door handle on the 1977 to 1985 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 230 280E and 280CE. Principles also apply to the 114, 115 and 116 chassis Mercedes built from 1968 to 1980 which include models 220 230 250 250C 280 280C 220D 240D 300D 280SE 450SE 450SEL and 300SD
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Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 Rescue Part 13: Front Rotors and Bearings w/ Kent Bergsma
 
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Looks like the Beast is going to need some new front brake rotors. At the same time Kent wants to inspect the front wheel bearings. Full series playlist go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2woOOe_OXXPu2clnNUDh7OtU In this video you will see how he removes the front hubs from the axle and inspects the parts.
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Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 Rescue Part 4: Preparation Before Cranking the Engine Over w/ Kent Bergsma
 
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Full series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2woOOe_OXXPu2clnNUDh7OtU... Kent is being a little careful before he just starts cranking the 6.3 engine over with the starter. Watch how he prepares the engine and some of the steps he will take before he puts the starter to it. Find out in this video if the engine is stuck / frozen or not.
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Mercedes Automatic Transmission Won't Upshift PART 2 - Steps to Solving Shifting Problem
 
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For more info and related products click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/tech-help/videos/transmission-wont-upshift-mercedes-300sdl-part-2 - Help Kent try to figure out why his transmission won't shift out of first gear after doing a fluid and filter service. Applies to all transmissions 1977 to 1995. 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 280E 280CE 300SD 450SE/L 380SEL 500SEL 420SEL 300SDL 350SDL 300SE 300SEL 190D 190E 260E 300E 300TE 300CE., Etc.
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Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 Unique Features: 1975 to 1995 Benz Series Part 20 w/ Kent Bergsma
 
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In this video Kent explains what sets the 6.9 apart from the standard 450SEL as he takes you on a quick walk around of his personal 1978 European version Silver Bullet. For other videos in this series follow the link to the playlist below. This is part 20 of a multipart series that Kent will be filming over the next year. He will focus on Mercedes that can be purchased and fixed up to be used as daily drivers. To view the full series click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wqUWOXbC9r-akj0xGZnk7QC The models included will be: Late W114 and W115 Chassis Sedans and Coupes: Mercedes 280, Mercedes 280C, Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D. Late W116 Sedans: Mercedes 280SE, Mercedes 280SEL, Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 450SE, Mercedes 450SEL and Mercedes 450SEL 6.9. All W123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes 280CE, Mercedes 280TE. All 126 Chassis Sedans and Coupes 1981 to 1991: Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 300SDL, Mercedes 300SE, Mercedes 300SEL, Mercedes 350SD, Mercedes 350SDL, Mercedes 380SE, Mercedes 380SEC, Mercedes 380SEL, Mercedes 420SEL, Mercedes 500SEC, Mercedes 500SEL, Mercedes 560SEC, Mercedes 560SEL. All W201 Chassis Sedans: Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190E 2.3, Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V, Mercedes 190E 2.6. All W124 Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 260E, Mercedes 300E, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 300TE, Mercedes 300CE, Mercedes 400E, Mercedes 500E, Mercedes E320, Mercedes E420, Mercedes CE320, Mercedes E300D
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Mercedes Benz Diesel Service Part 2 - Air & Fuel Filter Change by Kent Bergsma
 
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For more information and related products slick on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/node/8715 - How to change the air and fuel filters on a Mercedes Benz diesel 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 1977 to 1985. Also indirectly applies to 190D 300D 300TD 300SDL and 350SDL from 1984 to1993.
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Troubleshooting Persistent Dead Battery and Battery Drain Problems by Kent Bergsma
 
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For more information and related products click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/node/8569 - How to isolate what is causing the battery to lose its charge or go dead over night on all models Mercedes Benz 1968 to 1995
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1959 Mercedes 180D Diesel Sedan Part 1: 73,000 Miles Rare Find with Kent Bergsma
 
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Take a video "walk-around" of this unique car with Kent. You will understand why he is so excited about his new acquisition. It is not often one comes across an original rust-free Ponton diesel with only 73,000 original miles on it. To view the full series click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpdzo44PYuFd6unzToAIQkY For parts, overhaul kits, manuals and repair information be sure to visit. https://mercedessource.com. Use the search box or solutions finder to locate the tech help or products you are looking for. Remember, we do not carry everything for every model!
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Mercedes Sticking or Frozen Brake Caliper Inspection You Can Do Yourself
 
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To purchase affordable brake calipers and other brake parts go here: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=brakes - In this short video tip Kent will explain the ways you can easily test to see how well your brake calipers are working. Sticking calipers can lead to excessive brake pad and calipers wear. In severe cases they can even lead to total brake seizure or suspension fire. The reasons for sticking brakes are also covered. If you can jack your car up you can do this without any special tools or mechanical experience. This applies to all models from the 1960's up through the 1990's. W111 W112 W108 W109 W113 W114 W115 W116 W107 W123 W126 W201 W124 W140 W129 W210 and others.
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Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 Rescue Part 2: Fuel System Draining and Inspection
 
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Full series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2woOOe_OXXPu2clnNUDh7OtU Find out what I discovered when I took off the gas cap. Then find out what happened when I removed the big fuel tank. The smell of the old fuel just about killed me and it still lingers in my head 3 weeks later. Anybody relate???
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Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 9: The Importance of a Pre-purchase Inspection
 
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For more info and related videos: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/avoiding-expensive-mistakes-buying-a-used-mercedes-benz In this video Kent explains the key reasons why you should order a pre-purchase inspection from a knowledgeable mechanic BEFORE purchasing any Mercedes - particularly those made from 1998 to 2004. These include the W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis as well as others. This type of inspection can actually pay big dividends both in the purchase price and in the cost of maintaining the car during ownership. In Part 8 of this 10 part series Kent explains the key items you should check over during your initial inspection. In Part 10 he covers the things you will want to attend to during the period of initial ownership and how to deal with future D.I.Y. repairs. For all videos in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa
Views: 98344 Mercedessource
Casper the Friendly Benz Part 1: A W116 Turbo Diesel Welcome and Quick Walk-a-Round
 
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If you enjoy seeing 35 plus-year-old Mercedes in beautiful original condition you are going to love looking at this one. If you are a diesel enthusiast you are going to "drool" over the images I show you. This is my favorite model older turbo diesel. Watch the full playlist as I "restore" this special Benz. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wp6ydHa7s2exqgr14keFlMn
Views: 16264 Mercedessource
Mercedes W201 190E Restoration: Making a List of Some Common Needed Repairs
 
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Kent comes up with a list of key repairs needed on his 190E which will be the springboard for future 201 videos on this popular Mercedes Benz. Many of these will apply to the 1984 to 1993 190E 190D 2.3 2.6 2.2 Diesel 2.5 Diesel.
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Mercedes Comfort verses Heavy Duty Bilstein Shock Absorbers: Discussion and Live Demo
 
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For more info and related parts: https://mercedessource.com/node/9619 Kent will explain the difference between the comfort (touring) and heavy duty shocks and share his recommendations. In the end it is your call! Applies to almost all Mercedes Benz passenger cars from the mid 1960's to the mid 1990's 108 and 109 chassis 250SE 250SEL 280SE 280SEL 300SEL, 114 and 115 chassis 220 230 250 250C 280 280C 240D 300D 1968 to 1976, 107 Chassis 350SL 450SL 450SLC 380SL 560SL 1972 to 1989, 116 chassis 350SE 450SE 450SEL 280SE 280SEL 300SD 1973 to 1980, 123 chassis 1977-1985 Models 230 240D 240TD 280E 280CE 300D 300CD 300TD, 126 chassis 380SE/L 300SD 500SE/L 300SDL 420SE/L 300SE/L 560SE/L 380SEC 560SEC 1981-1991, 201 Chassis 190E and 190D 1984 to 1993 and 124 Chassis 260E 300E 300D 300TD 300TE 300CE E320 and E300D 1986 to 1995.
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Troubleshooting Automatic Transmission Fluid Leaks on Older Mercedes Benz
 
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For more info and related products click the following link: https://mercedessource.com/problems/transmission/transmission-oil-leaks - How to isolate where a transmission fluid leak is coming from and what may be required to fix it. Applies to all chassis and  models 1968 to 1995 with automatic transmissions. Includes chassis 107 108 109 114 115 116 123 126 201 124 129 and 140.
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Rear Shock Absorber Inspection and Replacement on Older Mercedes by Kent Bergsma
 
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For more info and related products click on the following link: https://mercedessource.com/node/9529 This is not a difficult D.I.Y. job providing you have a floor jack, good jack stands and a few metric hand tools. Kent discusses inspecting your rear shocks, what to buy and tips on how to install them. New shocks can dramatically increase the safety and handling of your Mercedes Benz. These tips apply to most model passenger cars from the late 1960's to the mid 1990's. This includes the 108 and 109 chassis 250SE 250SEL 280SE 280SEL 300SEL, 114 and 115 chassis 220 230 250 250C 280 280C 240D 300D 1968 to 1976, 107 Chassis 350SL 450SL 450SLC 380SL 560SL 1972 to 1989, 116 chassis 350SE 450SE 450SEL 280SE 280SEL 300SD 1973 to 1980, 123 chassis 1977-1985 Models 230 240D 240TD 280E 280CE 300D 300CD 300TD, 126 chassis 380SE/L 300SD 500SE/L 300SDL 420SE/L 300SE/L 560SE/L 380SEC 560SEC 1981-1991, 201 Chassis 190E and 190D 1984 to 1993 and 124 Chassis 260E 300E 300D 300TD 300TE 300CE E320 and E300D 1986 to 1995.
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Preventing Mercedes Benz Diesel Premature Glow Plug Failure by Kent Bergsma
 
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Click on the following link to read more about this problem and see related products. https://mercedessource.com/problems/electrical/frequent-glow-plug-failure - Proper use of a carbon reamer pre-chamber on 1980 to 1993 Mercedes Benz 240D 300D 300CD 300TD 300SD 300SDL 350SEL 300D 2.5 190D to improve engine starting and performance and to extend the life of your glow plugs. How to fix Mercedes diesel glow plugs? Burned out glow plugs on diesel engine. Why do they burn out so often? Best glow plug for Mercedes is made by Monark in Germany. We carry these glow plugs on our website.
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Mercedes Benz "Sealed for Life" Transmissions Part 1 - Are They Really Sealed?
 
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For more info and related products: https://mercedessource.com/problems/transmission/how-check-the-fluid-level-mercedes-7226-sealed-life-transmission In this introductory video Kent shares a little history, a few specific details, and some of his own opinions on the Mercedes 5 speed 722.6x transmissions that were produced from late 1997 up through 2006. Can you work on them yourself? In future on-demand videos in this series he will go through measuring and inspection the fluid, fluid and filter changes, and repairs that you can do yourself saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars...
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Mercedes 123 Vacuum Door Lock Diagnosis Tip by Kent Bergsma
 
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For complete instructions and parts needed to fix your door locks and other related vacuum problems go here: https://mercedessource.com/problems/vacuum/123-chassis-vacuum-door-lock-failure In this video Kent demonstrates just one of the possible reasons why your W123 vacuum door locks might not be working. There could be many other reasons why your door locks are not working. Click on the link above to learn more.
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Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 1: Is it Worth it?
 
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For more info and all related videos: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/avoiding-expensive-mistakes-buying-a-used-mercedes-benz Prices have never been more attractive for an older Benz. If you look hard you can find very nice W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis for an unbelievable deal. These cover most of the models made between 1998 and 2004. In Part 1 on this 10 part series Kent will address the question: "Is it worth it?". In Part 2 he will answer the question: "Are these really D.I.Y. cars?" For the entre video series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa
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1996 to 2006 Mercedes Benz Part 18: Front Engine Noises
 
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https://mercedessource.com Do you have strange noises coming from the front of your engine. More often than not the noise is coming from one or more worn bearings on the engine accessories or belt pulleys. Removing the serpentine belt may be the only way to really diagnose the noise. Kent will show you an example on this Mercedes E500. For more info and related parts: https://mercedessource.com/tech-help/videos/a-good-reason-remove-your-engines-serpentine-belt In this multi-part video series, Kent covers some of the most common service and maintenance you can do on these cars yourself. Once again, if you are going to own one and you want a happy and long lasting "marriage" you had better learn how to do some of the maintenance yourself. The series begins will some of the simple things you can do if you are just starting out working on your own Benz and will move on to some of the more difficult intermediate D.I.Y. jobs. To see all the videos in this series go to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wp7-YtzlFCCSp5yEGdu_YTX
Views: 69388 Mercedessource
Automotive Front Suspension Ball Joint Removal Tip
 
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In part 5 of this series Kent will demonstrate an easy way of loosing up ball joint assemblies in your cars front suspension. In most cases it does not require a special tool. These include tie rods, lower ball joints, upper control arm pivot joints, etc. He does warn that this method may not work in all cases, particularly if you have a rusty car. In his "quick tip" video series Kent Bergsma shares short automotive maintenance tips and tricks that you may find helpful when repairing your own car. Each tip is one to two minutes in length, covers only one specific topic, and is geared for the do-it-yourself home mechanic. Using these tips can help protect you AND your car, and possibly save you hundreds of dollars $$$.
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Why Change Old Flexible Rubber Brake Hoses?
 
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Even if they look good on the outside don't be fooled! https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=brake%20hoses. If they are more than 15 to 20 years old just replace them. For links to rebuilding your calipers click on links in "show more" Brake caliper rebuilding go here: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=brake%20caliper%20rebuilding
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How to Eliminate Brake Pad Dust Part 2: 1975 to 1995 Benz Series Part 33 w/ Kent Bergsma
 
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For more info and part 1 and related products: https://mercedessource.com/problems/brake/excessive-brake-pad-dust-your-alloy-wheels Kent follows up with the results of the new ceramic brake pads on his own cars after 1000 miles. He has installed them on his 1990 300SL and 1990 190E 2.6. Could these new pads be the answer to this annoying problem?? Watch this video to find out! This is part 34 of a multipart series that Kent will be filming over the next year. He will focus on Mercedes that can be purchased and fixed up to be used as daily drivers. In this video he will show you the results of using quality ceramic brake pads To view the 1975 to 1995 full series click here:: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wqUWOXbC9r-akj0xGZnk7QC To more tech help and to view Kent’s website for applicable parts and repair manuals click here: https://mercedessource.com The models included will be: Late W114 and W115 Chassis Sedans and Coupes: Mercedes 280, Mercedes 280C, Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D. Late W116 Sedans: Mercedes 280SE, Mercedes 280SEL, Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 450SE, Mercedes 450SEL and Mercedes 450SEL 6.9. All W123 Chassis Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 240D, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300CD, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 230E, Mercedes 280E, Mercedes 280CE, Mercedes 280TE. All 126 Chassis Sedans and Coupes 1981 to 1991: Mercedes 300SD, Mercedes 300SDL, Mercedes 300SE, Mercedes 300SEL, Mercedes 350SD, Mercedes 350SDL, Mercedes 380SE, Mercedes 380SEC, Mercedes 380SEL, Mercedes 420SEL, Mercedes 500SEC, Mercedes 500SEL, Mercedes 560SEC, Mercedes 560SEL. All W201 Chassis Sedans: Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190D 2.5, Mercedes 190E 2.3, Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V, Mercedes 190E 2.6. All W124 Sedans, Coupes and Wagons: Mercedes 260E, Mercedes 300E, Mercedes 300D, Mercedes 300TD, Mercedes 300TE, Mercedes 300CE, Mercedes 400E, Mercedes 500E, Mercedes E320, Mercedes E420, Mercedes CE320, Mercedes E300D
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Part 1 Older Auto Transmission Service Frustrations: Reading the Dipstick
 
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For more info and related products: https://mercedessource.com/problems/transmission/measuring-automatic-transmission-fluid-level Just trying to read the fluid level on the dipstick when the engine is running can try your patience. Because there may be residual fluid in the fill tube it is often hard to get an accurate reading in relation to the level marks on the end of the stick. Kent shows you some of the tips he uses while measuring the fluid level in a 116 chassis 300SD Mercedes sedan. In part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcvCZ3dEzkc he will show you some filling tips and in part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWO-SoIb00 he will show you what to do if you accidentally overfill the transmission.
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Buying a 10 to 15 Year Old Mercedes Part 3: What You'll Need to Work on One?
 
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For more info and related videos: https://mercedessource.com/problems/body-and-exterior-trim/avoiding-expensive-mistakes-buying-a-used-mercedes-benz For inexpensive code reader click here: https://mercedessource.com/store/autel-can-diagnostic-scan-tool-obdii-mercedes-1996-and-newer-mercedes In this video Kent covers some of the tools, equipment and knowledge you will need to successfully work on W140, W202, W210, W220, W215, W203, or W211 chassis yourself. These cover most of the models made between 1998 and 2004. In Part 2 on this 10 part series Kent will address the question: "Are these really DIY cars?". In Part 4 he will answer the question: "What are the best years and models?" For all videos in this series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFak22oOaM&list=PLtRKk64pu2wor0z1jFnOhv6LIBlIh1Kxa
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My Favorite Engine Oil for High Mileage Cars and the Reasons Carefully Explained
 
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Link to liters: https://mercedessource.com/store/early-gas-and-diesel-fuel-injection-pump-oil
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Diesel Engine Maintenance Tip 5: Sound of a Healthy Engine
 
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Listen to this 240D running while Kents explains what to "listen" for to determine the health of one of these engines. Diesel repair help click here: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=diesel Wrenches to adjust valves: https://mercedessource.com/store/615-616-617-diesel-valve-adjusting-wrench-kit-designed-kent-bergsma-made-the-usa kits to rebuild injectors here: monark injectors diesel repair manuals click here: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=diesel%20manual To view to full youtube play list of free videos CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpQBZU9mSxKU2Wb-iSabXIT To view Kent’s diesel manuals and training videos along with special DIY repair kits he has produced CLICK HERE: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=diesel%20kit For Kent’s written manual on these engines CLICK HERE: https://mercedessource.com/store/616-617-diesel-performance-tuning-and-repair-manual-kent-bergsma
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1959 Mercedes 180D Diesel Sedan Part 8: Road Test with Kent Bergsma
 
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Ride along with Kent Bergsma in his original unrestored 180D. This car only has 73,000 original miles on it. Although not highly rated among performance enthusiasts, you will be amazed at just how well this old Benz gets up and goes with a small four cylinder diesel engine that gets almost 40 miles per gallon. Eat your heart out 6.9 owners! To view the full series click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpdzo44PYuFd6unzToAIQkY For parts, overhaul kits, manuals and repair information be sure to visit. https://mercedessource.com. Use the search box or solutions finder to locate the tech help or products you are looking for. Remember, we do not carry everything for every model!
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Mercedes W126 Chassis Shift Cover Wood Removal by Kent Bergsma
 
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To learn how to remove the upper center piece go here: https://mercedessource.com/store/126-center-console-upper-wood-panel-and-instrument-cluster-removal-demand-video In this video Kent shows how to correctly remove the shifter wood on a 126 Mercedes without damaging the wood or breaking off the clips. You will need to remove this wood to replace switches and to troubleshoot wiring problems. How to remove the wood cover over the shift lever on a Mercedes W126. This covers the years and models 126 Chassis Sedans and Coupes 1981 to 1991 including Models 380SE/L, 300SD, 500SE/L, 300SDL, 420SEL, 300SE, 300SEL, 560SEL, 350SD, 350SDL, 380SEC and 560SEC
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Restoring a Mercedes W126 300SD Part 2: Quick Beautification Can Keep Motivation High
 
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If you are doing a restoration on a drivable Benz, one of the best ways to keep you psychologically motivated to keep working on the car is to quickly fix anything that makes the car ugly or an embarrassment to drive. See how much better a clean engine and engine compartment looks and watch as he spends a couple hours fixing some ugliness. Next comes a buff and wax.
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