W124 E280 Under bonnet insulation

Philirv

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Maybe other W124 owners can confirm:

I noticed after purchase of my car that there is no insulation underneath the bonnet, just bare spray metal.

However, I can see evidence of adhesive on the bonnet surface.

Should there be insulation on there ? If so, ought I get it re-installed or will it damage the paintwork ?

Any advice appreciated.

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You can buy a new foam liner from the dealer for about £20.

I bought one about a month ago, fix in place with normal contact adhesive.
 

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I have just had a look and no i have not got one nor any sign of one ever being there, there is only a quarter piece bulhead end which seems to cover the fuses and battery when the bonnet is closed.
 

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My 1992 260E has complete underbonnet insulatiom as well. Will post piccy of it tomorrow if anyone wants?
 

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260E underbonnet insulation
 

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Apparently there are two varieties of insulation, The full version and a quarter version.

The full version is now only available for the Diesel models....the only difference being that the Diesel models had a reflective silver panel on the left hand side of the bonnet, directly over the exhaust headers. Well worth the £20 if you ask me.
 
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Thanks for the pics.

I'll invest in one as it can't be doing the bonnet paintwork much good
Ta
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