Engine bay undershield.

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At the GTG, Koolvin noticed and pointed out to me that my car is missing the engine bay undershield. I did'nt know there was supposed to be one but then thinking about it the Mondeo has one so I suppose the merc ought to.

Has everybody elses 202 got one, should I go back to the dealer and demand that they fit one as it should have been fitted when I bought the car. Any ideas why it is missing seeing as I don't have an intercooler.:p

I could make one out of chequer plate, ideal for offroading or negotiating speed mountains.
 

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Jimmy,

I think you saw that my car has one at the GTG. Once a few more people confirm they have them too (which I'm sure they will) I think a trip to the dealer is in order.
 

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Hi Jimmy

Yep, i have one too, big black plastic thing!
 

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or you could get a STEEL carter protection plate?

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I can't believe you have one of those K ............:rolleyes:
 

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Yes, I have one on my 1999 C240, think there are just two small bolts which hold it on! It's only a cheap looking bit of plastic so probably wouldn't cost too much!
 
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Hmmm,

Plastic or steel?

I think the cost difference will be the deciding factor, but I reckon the steel one should be around £150 which is cheap compared to a cracked sump or radiator.

I am more worried about my spoiler with the blasted speed bumps though!!
 

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Originally posted by fuzzer
I can't believe you have one of those K ............:rolleyes:
He doesn't...that's my steel carter protection plate and all the fittings, which is currently installed on my old car :(
 
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Got one ordered from the dealer with all clips and screws.:)
 

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Originally posted by jimmy
Got one ordered from the dealer with all clips and screws.:)
Are they going to pay for it Jimmy?
 
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Originally posted by Simon
Are they going to pay for it Jimmy?

No, I ordered it from Mercedes of Kettering as they are closer and the parts guy is OK, it's just the rest of them that are t@ssers:crazy:

I bought the car from Evans of Leicester which is too far to keep going to get bits, I should of got them to fit the shield but it would have meant two hours of driving, the hassle of getting a poxy courtesy car, so it would have cost me more than getting the part and fitting it myself.
 
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My new car has one under the engine and halfway down the car under the gearbox too.:)

Also noticed that the old C180 had only a small piece of lining under the bonnet near the windscreen, the C250TD has one under the whole of the bonnet and is much thicker. I presume it is to subdue the rumble that could be mistaken for somebody shaking a bucket of nails under the bonnet.:D :p :crazy: Only joking it sounds lovely.:bannana:
 

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