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Old 01-03-2016, 11:36 AM
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Yes i can .

My Coupe's heater is kaput so it's buried in the garage behind SWMBO's 240D right now , please remind me and I'll dig it out and snap a photo .

So far I've never been able to make the Mercedes Electronic Parts Catalog work on any computer and The Classic Center says tool are not listed in it anyways so good luck finding one , I keep an eye out for this and other useful tools like the wheel alignment pins , those are really handy , I only get a flat every 5 ~ 10 years so have used this tool but once but it was very nice .

As I travel long distances (days of road trips) I also carry the voltage regulator/brush holder as you never know when it's going to stop charging until the damn thing doesn't start , why have a charge indicator light that's useless ? .

I think I'm about to begin replacing the brushes in original BOSCH regulators as they're $4 / set Vs. $30 for the whole regulator and yes , it makes a HUGE difference what brand it is .
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:37 AM
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Something to consider for longer trips. A roll of wire ( 14 to 12 G ) and wire nuts. Yes house wiring wire nuts, these make for rapid repairs out on the road. When you get back home then you can use heat shrink crimp connectors.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:48 AM
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I have had a hard time lining up the lug bolt holes to rotor (w/cast wheels). I have a piece of a fiberglass antenna (does not screw up threads) about 18" long goes through lug nut hole & into threaded hole on rotor, you can see what you are doing, now lift it up & slide wheel to rotor, pivot tire & install 1st lug nut, piece o' cake, takes up next to no space.

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(Dont get a lot of flats, but its worth having, especially a nite-time flat.)
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:49 PM
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Interesting comments about having a way to call for assistance. I agree with having a cell phone for times when you need a tool you don't have in the trunk, but waiting an hour for someone to come do a job I could have done in 15 minutes, would drive me nuts.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:06 PM
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I have had a hard time lining up the lug bolt holes to rotor (w/cast wheels). I have a piece of a fiberglass antenna (does not screw up threads) about 18" long goes through lug nut hole & into threaded hole on rotor, you can see what you are doing, now lift it up & slide wheel to rotor, pivot tire & install 1st lug nut, piece o' cake, takes up next to no space.

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(Dont get a lot of flats, but its worth having, especially a nite-time flat.)
The MB toolkit should have an aluminum threaded rod that does this for you...
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:16 PM
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I'm with you but I still like to carry only what I think I may need .

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Interesting comments about having a way to call for assistance. I agree with having a cell phone for times when you need a tool you don't have in the trunk, but waiting an hour for someone to come do a job I could have done in 15 minutes, would drive me nuts.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:52 PM
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Not such an issue in a warm climate like Florida, but blankets, a candle and a butane lighter.

Cellphone charger.

And I second the tire pump, although I'm partial to the foot-powered variety. Seems the spare is always flat when you need it.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:02 AM
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The MB toolkit should have an aluminum threaded rod that does this for you...
'83 300CD. no such tool in kit, maybe it was missing, no mention of this tool in owners manual when changing tire.

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Old 01-04-2016, 11:12 AM
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yeah... they get tossed for some reason. I have 3 or 4 of them from the dozens of cars I've bought... cherished prizes.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:30 AM
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yeah... they get tossed for some reason. I have 3 or 4 of them from the dozens of cars I've bought... cherished prizes.
My 85 toolkit does not have it either. Is it marked Heyco like the rest of the wrenches? Wouldn't be hard to make that tool by grinding down the hex of a lug bolt. It may make putting the wheel on easier at night. In daylight, I have no problem by just turning the wheel to line up the holes and thread the bolt in.

Does you kit have the wrench to change the secondary oil filter?
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The spare tire alignment tool looks like this.

I looked on Pelican parts and didn`t see it.

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Old 01-04-2016, 04:34 PM
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yeah... they get tossed for some reason. I have 3 or 4 of them from the dozens of cars I've bought... cherished prizes.
Yep! My 85 came with one and once I learned what it was for I was very glad that I had it. So simple yet so valuable.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:48 PM
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Yes ~

I find them loose in the trunks of impounded then junked drug dealers gassers .

Cheap used @ $2.00 each .
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:43 AM
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Here are some items that are typically overlooked but can be critical:

80A glow plug relay strip fuse.

5 lug bolts of correct size for spare wheel (if different than road wheels) and an extendable lug wrench with correct socket size for ease of use.

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Absolutely!

Remember, if you have a steel rim spare for your car equipped with Bundts, the steel rim spare lug bolts are a different length!
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:49 AM
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The complete factory tool kit contains the ?23? MM wrench necessary to change the secondary fuel filter but that's a rare need .

Wheel chocks are very important because you cannot chose where you're going to need to change a flat tire .

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I have never seen a 23mm Mercedes wrench, the largest I have seen is a 19mm then some 32mm MB marked wrenches from trucks, along with MB 36mm wrenches.
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