Engine bay undershield.

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  1. jimmy

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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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    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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    Are they going to pay for it Jimmy?
     
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    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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