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Where to buy Mercedes tools...?

Looks like the bolts on many of the engine components including the cover are hex or something. Where can I buy a tool kit, or is it at Sears and I haven't noticed it yet?

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The various specialized tools are available from a dealer, but probably special order. My guess is that 90% of what you need is available from Sears.

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The various specialized tools are available from a dealer, but probably special order. My guess is that 90% of what you need is available from Sears.
x2 on craftsman for the occasional DIY'er.

Also be careful, what LOOKS like hex head are often really "external torx" head. Make sure you get the right socket. Don't be suprised if the sears salesman gives you a blank stare when you ask for a "external torx" socket set, but they do carry them. There are also lots of "internal torx" used in mercedes. (Often just called torx).


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Another place to look is on eBay. You can sometimes find them on there and get a good deal on them.


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Torx are not Mercedes wrenches. They are used of last decade on refrigerators and microwaves as well and trust me those appliances are not made by MB.
For external torx the 12 point sockets work if you don't have to apply big torque.
Craftsman had limited choices on torx and their sockets had very thick wall. Still lifetime guarantee makes them good choice for amateur.
I bough set of small safety bits at Harbor Freight. The big set includes also standard hex and torx and I am pleasantly surprised with good quality of those.
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