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boneheaddoctor 11-02-2005 12:27 PM

$112.50 for valve adjustment wrenches?
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-Benz-Logo-Diesel-Valve-Adjust-Wrench-Set-New_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43994QQitemZ4586559435QQrdZ1

Looks like someone thinks these valve tools are collectibles or something.

I paid $58 last year for new ones.

d.delano 11-02-2005 01:13 PM

Yeah but that's Samstag Sales. They're always a tad high. $50 for the tiny MB logo...what a bargain! Actually I bought my set from them before I knew any better, but I opted for the ones without the logo.
El Paso Tools also sells the Hazet set on eBay, theirs is cheaper.

boneheaddoctor 11-02-2005 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by d.delano
Yeah but that's Samstag Sales. They're always a tad high. $50 for the tiny MB logo...what a bargain! Actually I bought my set from them before I knew any better, but I opted for the ones without the logo.
El Paso Tools also sells the Hazet set on eBay, theirs is cheaper.

I got my Hazets from El Paso last year for $58 + shipping... stubled on this today and almost spewed soda on the screeen when I saw the price.

lietuviai 11-02-2005 03:23 PM

I bent a couple of old wrenches to make mine. Cost = 0 ;)

diesel don 11-02-2005 04:17 PM

I bent cheapies as well and ground them down so they don't grab both the locknut and the tightening nut. Note that I had someone loan me the good ones but I prefer my homemade ones. The store bought duo is just too thick for me.

dp

boneheaddoctor 11-02-2005 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by diesel don
I bent cheapies as well and ground them down so they don't grab both the locknut and the tightening nut. Note that I had someone loan me the good ones but I prefer my homemade ones. The store bought duo is just too thick for me.

dp

I had homemade ones...then I bought a set of HAZETS ...I far prefer the hazets

Old300D 11-02-2005 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by boneheaddoctor
I had homemade ones...then I bought a set of HAZETS ...I far prefer the hazets

Me too. Of course my home-made ones were not ground down, so it was a real b@tch to keep the adjuster nut from turning with the tightening one. The collar wrench really makes the Hazet set work well.

boneheaddoctor 11-02-2005 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Old300D
Me too. Of course my home-made ones were not ground down, so it was a real b@tch to keep the adjuster nut from turning with the tightening one. The collar wrench really makes the Hazet set work well.

I need to do my W123 this weekend ...Three of the valves on my W116 insisted on rotating when I adjusted...that collar wrench made life SOOOOOOOOO much easier...

sailor15015 11-02-2005 07:53 PM

Straight wrenches really aren't that bad. I bought a couple of cheapies and ground them down and decided to give that a shot before I took the leap and bought bent ones. It wasn't that bad and I had about three or four collars that insisted upon turning. Big crescent wrench fixed that. I do agree that the bent ones would have made it much easier but once I figured the procedure out it was a breeze.

Jarod 11-02-2005 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by lietuviai
I bent a couple of old wrenches to make mine.

but as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the wrenches, could i please see some pics? i could probably use a set, but saw the price, and was like ah, my valves are fine at that price!! thanks guys, made me feel a bit better about the expensive prices of all the parts/tools for my car, knowing that i can improvise. what sizes will i need, where do the bends need to be, and would you reccomend using a dremel to put the mb star on them?? :rolleyes::D

boneheaddoctor 11-02-2005 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarod
but as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the wrenches, could i please see some pics? i could probably use a set, but saw the price, and was like ah, my valves are fine at that price!! thanks guys, made me feel a bit better about the expensive prices of all the parts/tools for my car, knowing that i can improvise. what sizes will i need, where do the bends need to be, and would you reccomend using a dremel to put the mb star on them?? :rolleyes::D

14mm if memory serves me right....

sailor15015 11-02-2005 08:32 PM

Yep 14mm is the right size. Dieselgiant makes a kit that comes with wrenches that I think he made himself and a new gasket for $64 total with s/h. This is what I was going to buy but the straight wrenches wound up doing a good job. Here's the link.

http://dieselgiant.com/diesel_parts_for_sale.htm#Valve%20Adjusting%20Wrench%20Kit


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