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Old 11-02-2005, 12:27 PM
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$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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:13 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 01:21 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:23 PM
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I bent a couple of old wrenches to make mine. Cost = 0
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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.

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Old 11-02-2005, 04:21 PM
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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.

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I had homemade ones...then I bought a set of HAZETS ...I far prefer the hazets
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:29 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:55 PM
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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...
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:53 PM
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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.
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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??
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:04 PM
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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??
14mm if memory serves me right....
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:32 PM
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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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