E280 OM642 Engine Cover Repair ... And a Question ??

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When changing my oil and filter, I noticed that the metal plate on the bottom side of my engine cover was detaching from the silly little plastic clips that hold it in place.
A little bit of gorrillas glue and a couple of self-tapping scews - An easy repair.

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A question.
The engine cover has always been an ill-fitting thing.
While it was on the bench I had a look at it and found that the plastic receptacles that attach to the studs on the top of the engine are deformed - and look like they've been this way for some time.
Does anyone know if they are obtainable ?
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Yes.

My Indie replaces them if he finds them missing in and I managed to get some on eBay.
Search for :
MERCEDES BENZ ENGINE COVER GROMMETS BUNG ABSORBER x 5 6420940785
 
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Thanks guys.
I've just ordered a pack of 5 of these grommets on ebay for £5.45:
ebay item # 373906561276
 
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There's good news and bad news ...
Good news 1: Received OK and they are the correct item.
Good News 2: Fitted three of them OK - But they are a very tight fit in the housing.
Bad news: They are so tight to fit that, while fitting the last one, I was just a bit too impatient and the pitifully-thin plastic housing went "POP".
"Oh Bother" - I said.
So - The araldite is now setting - And when it's set, I'll beef it up with body filler. That should do the trick.
 

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