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Required Maintenance After Buying an Old Diesel: Suspension and Brake Component Inspection

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View all videos in this series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wpUn0-kGk7QsQldKQ-CA-pD An engine health exam comes first: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtRKk64pu2wruvX3RKWiYC4kn7F3bCUAi Next in line should be a full suspension and brake system visual inspection. This will require removing the wheels. This is how to do it without a car lift. Link to parts discussed: Brake parts: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=brake Brakes hoses: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=brake%20hoses Emergency brakes: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=emergency%20brake%20shoes Sway bar links: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=sway%20bar%20links Axle boots: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=axle%20boots Shock absorbers: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=shock%20absorbers Suspension parts: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=suspension Wheel bearings: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=wheel%20bearings Alloy wheel paint kit: https://mercedessource.com/store/search?keys=alloy%20wheel%20paint%20kit
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Llew Gibson (7 months ago)
I found your channel mate, absolutely love the content. Liked straight away, We should connect!
mike reece (8 months ago)
Heaven help us all should Kent someday retire. His videos (along with his knowledge/expertise) are invaluable and there will never be a comparable replacement.
Dave (8 months ago)
long shot but being in new guinea, resources are limited. either a can to test fuel or as a lubricant for the flaps in an emergency
freibier (8 months ago)
I really like your videos. They are very relaxing to watch, and one can really feel your love for these old cars.
Deebo1812 (8 months ago)
How’d you recommend working underneath the car if you’ve no access to a lift? Great video as usual.
spankmeister (8 months ago)
Blue Band Margarine. Dutch pride. :D
Highteckhobbies (8 months ago)
where you adding something to the fuel because the fuel there was low quality?
dronf (8 months ago)
I have always replaced the shock absorbers by Bilstein gas pressure shock absorbers, In my Coupe C123 I have also installed harder and shorter springs, by the way one of the last C123 of the factory tape ran with ABS and airbag. the handbrake, which are really catastrophic they usually brake asymmetrically, also the braking power of the handbrake is not sufficient, who already drove with a heavy trailer, knows what I mean.
Bevan Wood (8 months ago)
I have an opportunity to buy a 85 500sec for a really really good price without rust and in pretty good condition with 90 miles on it. Would it be worth it as it gets older? it's not licenced because it's been sitting in a shed for awhile. Will that someday be a classic. Just wondering. It was always a dream car of mine, don't want to see it end up scrap down the track. Thanks in advance
Swordie100 (7 months ago)
If you like it, who cares if it will become a classic. But I'm pretty sure it already is.
6speeddakota (8 months ago)
My guess is that the can is for draining some of the fuel out of the wings to look for moisture in the fuel tanks
Haha that's a blue band can... gosh back in the old days they used to be in a metal can. Am in Kenya big fan of kent sir always enjoy ur videos... where was the pic taken sir
Very true sir.. it was later used in lots of stuff my father had a workshop for repairing vw bugs so he used to store bolts n nuts on those cans😊
Michael Steeves (8 months ago)
Good grief! I was going to comment that it was a Blue Band margarine can similar to what we had in Kenya in the '70s. Those cans had multiple uses after they were emptied, storing parts or cutting them to bits and using the nice smooth steel for projects.
Philip Cooper (8 months ago)
A pipe on the breaker bar = The torque multiplier.
jfv65 (8 months ago)
torque = force x armlenght
knut riis (8 months ago)
Ken, I have watched your videos for some time now. It is really nice to see you bring on old footage. And leave the comments open.
Giuseppe Vittorio Vitali (8 months ago)
Did you polish the propeller?
Admirim Shala (8 months ago)
Hey kent, great video i apreciate you're work and you're videos by the way i wanted to know if you're 300D has got any improvment in terms of speed after all that modification in the engine.
Fritz Kühne (8 months ago)
maybe an extra spoiler for the plane ? xD
Harv (8 months ago)
If someone spends the money to put Michelin Defenders on their W123, they cared about it.
VINI8231 (8 months ago)
Nice benz
Battal Baba (8 months ago)
An old can of blue band margarine, were you cooking on top of the plane? :D
gabriel TDU (8 months ago)
mann i wish i had the knowledge kent does
Philip Cooper (8 months ago)
All you have to do is to start doing something. Having a good example of a mechanic is also important, so you learn doing things right with all the due care. When I got my first motorcycle 10 years ago, I didn't even think I was going to one day be doing complete overhauls of motorcycles/cars and not just vehicles. Not only I find joy in repairing and maitaining things, I also save a lot of money, as I not only don't have to pay anyone, I also buy the parts myself. My day job is being a lawyer.
aviva las vegas (8 months ago)
Most don't get that by sharing his knowledge, Kent's leaving this permanent gift to the MB community. He's probably ensuring that his family business will continue to thrive as well.

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