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Favorite MB Tool ?

What is your favorite MB tool? Which one would you like to have ?

Couldn't find this as a topic, so I thought I'd start it - seems like the right level. I don't have many MB tools. I've managed to make do with regular tools. But sometimes you need the right tool to do the job right (and quickly!).

My favorite:

The first I bought was the set of valve adjuster wrenches for my '73 220D (also work on my '84 300DT). Consists of 2 open end wrenches that have bent handles, and are used to adjust valve height. You hold the top nut, and loosen the lower one. The top one changes the height, and the lower one is for keeping the top one from moving. There is also a unique and very important 3rd wrench that goes over the top of the spring, and keeps the whole assembly from rotating while adjusting. That wrench has a clip on the handle end to keep the handle end raised and at the same level as the other end, by itself, hands off, so you can use you other two hands for the other wrenches.

Makes adjusting a pleasure. Doing a particular job often enough can easily justify buying a tool...that was the case here.

Which one would I like to have:

The one for ball joints -- popping them loose. I've managed with the pickle fork on several different vehicles (MB and non-MB), but this tool looks like it would make short order of the task. Doing a particular job often enough can easily justify buying a tool...so far that has "not" been the case here. I've only rebuilt one front-end (300D).

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My favorite MB Tool is myself as I have a full workshop of other MB Tools.


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my favorite mb tool is a custom made set of wrenches with one end being a 16mm head and the other end being a 3/8 adapter. this wrench comes in handy when doing motor mounts on 220's, 230's.
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An unsung hero . . . the alloy wheel alignment pin for changing tires.
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An unsung hero . . . the alloy wheel alignment pin for changing tires.
A very good suggestion.

Mine is shown below--anyone attempting to take their interior apart without one (or using a screwdriver instead) is just plain dumb.

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Not a mercedes specific tool and kind of sad, but an OBDII scanner is a must.

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Brake pressure bleeder is pretty convenient too.

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The car itself, best driving tool they can supply for the purpose.

A car would show appreciation for preventive maintenance by never leaving his owner stranded.

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