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whunter 01-29-2005 12:48 AM

Home Made Special Tools, This is where members can share how they made special tools
 
This link is NEW Special Mercedes-Benz Tools
Special Mercedes-Benz Tools - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum


All of the following are links to Home Made Special Tools:

If you have made a special tool, please share pictures and directions.

Accessory

Does anyone have stereo removal tools?
Does anyone have stereo removal tools? - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Air Intake

DIY smoke machine - diagnose vacuum and evap leaks
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/general-chat/topic35820.html

Special tool for running your diesel engine without the Turbo installed
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/348079-special-tool-running-your-diesel-engine-without-turbo-installed.html

Body Electrical

Body Mechanical & Trim

Body Sheet Metal

Brake

Carburetion

Climate Control

w124 expansion valve removal
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech-help/156794-w124-expansion-valve-removal.html

Clutch

Cooling System

THE Definitive Block Heater Coolant Plug Removal Thread
THE Definitive Block Heater Coolant Plug Removal Thread - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

DIY 8mm fan clutch TOOL
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/292188-help-pls-1998-210-frozen-pulley-belt-off-out-luck.html#post2636972

R&R of Viscous Coupled Fan, Serpentine Belt Replacement W210 E300D
R&R of Viscous Coupled Fan, Serpentine Belt Replacement W210 E300D - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

1994 E320 Water Pump replace method
94 E320 Water Pump replace method - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

M103 stuck fan clutch bolt (home made tool)
M103 stuck fan clutch bolt - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Diesel Injection

OM60x bottom injection pump cover plate screw removal
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/3251803-post31.html

diesel pop tester
diesel pop tester | eBay

How to build a diesel injector pop tester
How to build a diesel injector pop tester - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Another DIY Diesel Injector Pop Tester
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/283435-another-diy-diesel-injector-pop-tester.html

Finally finished my over-engineered pop tester!
Finally finished my over-engineered pop tester! - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

power steering pump as injector pop tester
power steering pump as injector pop tester - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Easy homemade pop tester
Easy homemade pop tester - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Diesel injector nozzle POP test pump
Diesel injector nozzle POP test pump - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

anyone know how to use a diesel pop tester?
anyone know how to use a diesel pop tester? - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

$15 REdneck Slide hammer and Prechamber adapter (Pics)
$15 Redneck Slide hammer and Prechamber adapter (Pics) - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

DIY 617.9XX prechamber tools
DIY 617.9XX prechamber tools - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

OM615, 616, 617 prechamber tool
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/258453-prechamber-threaded-ring-threads.html

300 5cyl. homemade prechamber puller
300 5cyl. homemade prechamber puller - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

http://www.w124performance.com/service/W126/w126CD1/program/Engine/617/01-417.pdf

Drive Belts

W210 606 serp belt/tensioner replacement (home made fan bolt wrench + pulley holding tool)
W210 606 serp belt/tensioner replacement - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

home made tools for serpentine belt change? 1987 300D W124 (603 motor - non turbo)
home made tools for serpentine belt change? - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Driveshaft, Axle & Wheel bearing

Home made W123 and W126 rear wheel bearing nut tool
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/1423802-post12.html



Engine Electrical

Home made tool for removing starter
Home made tool for removing starter - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Glow plug disaster, 1999 E300D OM606 engine
Jake's 99 e300d Vegoil Conversion: Glow plug disaster

creative Glow plug Reamer
Club smart Car > How to change glow plugs & measure compression

Glow plug service tool kit
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/288868-glow-plug-service-tool-kit.html

glow plug reamer - pic
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/76490-glow-plug-reamer-pic.html

Picture of a Homemade glow plug reamer
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/2308017-post14.html

Homemade glow plug reamer?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/262239-homemade-gloplug-reamer.html





Engine Mechanical

tool needed, cylinder liner removal tool for the 5 cylinder 617 diesel
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/310117-tool-needed-cylinder-liner-removal-tool-5-cylinder-617-diesel.html

Mercedes harmonic balancer home made lock tool for center bolt removal
Mercedes harmonic balancer home made lock tool for center bolt removal - YouTube

diy Harmonic balancer puller
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/general-information/318594-diy-balancer-puller.html

380SL Tension Rail Pin Removal
380SL Tension Rail Pin Removal - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Home Made M103 Valve Spring Compressor (post# 6 and # 14.
Tools - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Home made flywheel lock 103 engine 1991 190E 2.6L (post# 13)
M103 Help How Do You??? - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Self-made tool: Timing Chain loader
Self-made tool: Timing Chain loader - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Valve wrench info
Home made Valve adjustment wrench info - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Pictorial - Make valve adjustment wrenches
Pictorial - Make valve adjustment wrenches - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Make your own valve test gauge (V8)
Make your own valve test gauge (V8) - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Exhaust

Special tool for running your diesel engine without the Turbo installed
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/348079-special-tool-running-your-diesel-engine-without-turbo-installed.html


Fuel Delivery

46MM = 1 13/16 socket

Northern Industrial JUMBO Socket — 46mm, 3/4in. Drive
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200384626_200384626?cm_mmc=Google-pla-_-Hand%20Tools-_-Sockets-_-558712&ci_sku=558712&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}
1 13/16 socket - Google Search

Daft W123 300D nut and bolts sizes
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/295814-daft-w123-300d-nut-bolts-sizes.html


Fuel Injection

Steering

Stuck Key (home made tumbler release tool)
Stuck Key - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Suspension

My inexpensive w123 spring compressor
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/324349-my-inexpensive-w123-spring-compressor.html

Home-made $15 W124 rear knuckle - LCA Bushing Tool
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/2749405-post21.html
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/238702-124-carrier-bushing-r-r.html
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/300339-mercedes-w124-rear-suspension-guide.html

W123 wagon rear trailing arm bushings R&R (trailing arm bushing tool)
W123 wagon rear trailing arm bushings R&R - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Homemade Spring Compressor
Homemade Spring Compressor - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

How I ended up fitting the bushings to my W123 300D LCA
How I ended up fitting the bushings to my W123 300D LCA - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Making the Mercedes shock absorber tool
Making the Mercedes shock absorber tool - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

About to replace front shocks on W107
About to replace front shocks on W107 - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

16vlv front lower control arm bushings
16vlv front lower control arm bushings - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Ball joints done! (home made lower ball joint press tool)
Ball joints done! - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Lower Ball Joint Separator for W123
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/323469-lower-ball-joint-separator-w123.html

Ball joint replacement using HF kit and home made adapter
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/333726-ball-joint-replacement-using-hf-kit-home-made-adapter.html

Homemade strut socket tool
Homemade strut socket tool - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

18.00 for a wheel mount guide?
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?p=1319847

Transmission and Differential

W210 Homemade dipstick for 722.6 transmission
W210 Homemade dipstick for 722.6 transmission - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

Slip Joint Removal Tool
Slip Joint Removal Tool - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

Diagnostic TOOLS

Home brew code reader
Home brew code reader - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum

FYI: Free vacuum pump for testing.
FYI: Free vacuum pump for testing. - PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum


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cornblatt 06-26-2006 10:31 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrierS
I realize this is a DIY project . . . however, w/o the proper tool is this really a job better left to a shop? I have read a number of the threads and the press issue (battle) leaves me thinking unless I want to buy the CORRECT press, I might be better off leaving this to a good shop. What are the current opinions, please.
Steve

I did this myself 2 weekends ago. Take your time and it's not a bad job at all. The rusted-on bolts were the worst part of the job, not the ball joint. I left the A-arm on the car, blocked it up with wood, and put a chain through the spring for safety just in case.

Check out the instructions at http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/W124BallJoint if you haven't done so already. They're well written and easy to follow.

To get the old joint out, I sliced it straight across using an angle grinder with a thin cutoff blade. I cut it very close to the A-arm (takes under 2 minutes to cut it off clean), and then used a 2-arm gear puller to press it out (there are little tabs on the A-arm that the gear puller can grab). Cutting it off gave a solid flat surface to press against.

I also heard all of the press-not-fitting-right stories, so to put the new joint in, I made my own press out of a big C-clamp and some pieces of 4x4 drilled out to fit the profile of the ball joint. I reinforced each side of the 4x4 with aluminum plate to provide a more solid surface to press against, and marked the top and bottom of the pieces with center marks so that I could align the clamp to apply pressure evenly. It worked great; see the attached photos - they may explain it better.

whunter 12-09-2008 10:03 PM

Home Made Special Tools, This is where members can share how they made special tools
 
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The Gears 01-08-2009 09:54 PM

240D IP turning tool
 
Here is the rig I used to rotate the IP on my 240D.
The round notch fits around the #1 element fitting with a little clearance.
The left and right bolts tighten the rig to the square front end. The fixed bolt on top is for a long wrench to act as a push bar. If anyone can use this tool it is yours for the cost of shipping.
My IP rig for my 300D is on loan. When I get it back I will post a pic. It looks much this one but thinner to clear the oil dip stick. No nut on top, instead a 1" x 3" pipe welded on top. Stick in the jack handle and push. The rig is held in place by a 3/8" set screw on the inboard side instead of the 2 bolts as on the 240D tool.. The outboard side of the channel has a small hook that goes under the edge of the front of the IP square by just 1/8". I tried to rig a push device against the fender wall but it was in the way to tighten the easy front nut so gave up on that Idea. The rotation to set the IP is so little the steel lines are only a small problem. After my adjustment I undid the top nuts and bent the lines to fit without any tension. I have had 3 MB cars and the pump needed a little advance on all 3 for better performance and fuel economy. I think MB sets conservative.
Have fun.

charmalu 08-29-2009 01:37 AM

OM617 Engine Oil Cooler Line WRENCH
 
4 Attachment(s)
Since I didn`t have a 27mm, I used a 1 1/16in. Cut out the width on the pipe.

One side has to be ground down to clear the injection Pump. wrench is
8 inches long.

Use a 7/8 open end on the cooler as a back up to take the stress off the cooler incase the nut is corroded on.

cooler is aluminium with steel oil cooler line nut.

Use Anti-seiz on the threads when replacing the lines.

There is a fix from MB called "Screwed Nipples" (for real) if the oil cooler threads get stripped.

Charlie

Stretch 11-23-2009 01:44 PM

What about this one?
 
I'm about to try out this one that seems to be missing from the list

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/OM617CrankshaftSeal

whunter 11-23-2009 02:23 PM

Yes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Army (Post 2345928)
I'm about to try out this one that seems to be missing from the list

http://www.peachparts.com/Wikka/OM617CrankshaftSeal

it works, and beats the $70.00 MB special tool IMO.

toomany MBZ 11-23-2009 02:48 PM

^ Cool, thanks.

dealwithit 12-02-2009 06:27 PM

what does everyone use for the torque capsule adjustment?

whunter 12-03-2009 12:39 PM

More data please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dealwithit (Post 2352331)
what does everyone use for the torque capsule adjustment?

Year, make, model.
Picture of what you are calling a torque capsule would really help.

whunter 12-20-2009 12:27 AM

Heat-shield removal Tool
 
1 Attachment(s)
Special Tool:
A three inch long lag bolt works great for pulling heat-shields.

A quarter or half turn to seat it, then rock it until the shield breaks loose.

The Gears 12-29-2009 02:51 PM

Brake pad and center bearing puller
 
5 Attachment(s)
A 5/8" x 14" bolt and a sliding weight makes a good slam hammer. The two rods with a bend on the end will hook into the holes in the brake pads. One slam and the pad slides out.
The other attachment holding the small bolt is used for pulling the pins for timing chain work. The weight is turned to fit a lower support joint to hammer it out.

The long reach puller is for pulling the center drive shaft bearing. Make the hooks to pull against the inner collar to save the bearing. The angle pieces were cut at the MetalMart for $5.00 for the pair.

Dropping the differential is a lot easier when it is secured to the floor jack. The hand is 1/8" plate. the two holes match the two bottom bolts on the diff door. Drain the oil first.

whunter 03-05-2010 01:44 PM

Make your own cylinder Leakdown Tester

http://www.lovehorsepower.com/MR2_Docs/leak_down_testing.htm

http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/tech/htup_0812_diy_leak_down_testing/index.html

http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520536

http://www.supramania.com/forums/showthread.php?2229-How-to-Make-a-Leak-Down-Tester-amp-Perform-a-Test

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/motorcycle/text/leakdown.html

http://www.650motorcycles.com/LeakDownTester.html


PROCEDURES FOR: COMPRESSION AND LEAKAGE TESTING

http://cust.educ.ubc.ca/wstudents/tsed/Students06/cdemers/PROCEDURE%20FOR%20COMPRESSION%20TESTING.doc

whunter 02-03-2011 11:07 PM

This 19 MM ALLEN tool is needed to remove the blank off plug from the engine block heater port.


http://www.pts-tools.com/

KP3035279 1 Snap-On/Williams - 19mm Hex Bit Socket Standard Length 1/2 Drive
Price: $14.40

Part Number: KN5310988
Description: Bondhus Ball End Hex Key -- 19mm Long Arm 11-1/4'' Arm Length
Brand: Bondhus
MFG Part #: 10988
Availabilty: 8
Price: $24.35
http://www.pts-tools.com/


http://www.mcmaster.com/#metric-allen-wrenches
Metric Sizes
19 mm 10 13/16" 5503A56 $19.64
http://www.mcmaster.com/#metric-allen-wrenches

whunter 02-10-2011 12:46 PM

FYI
 
Some of this data may give you ideas on how to make a special tool.

Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them
http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/device/devicesToC.html#contents


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