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Old 03-21-2002, 10:04 PM
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Question Suggestions on replacing foam on transmission belly pan on 300 SDL


While I was fixing an engine oil leak I decided to clean the plastic transmission belly pan that is used to protect the transmission from road grime and also lessens road noise. When I took the plastic belly pan down, I noticed that the foam on the inside of the belly pan was soaked with oil. When I touched the foam used to deaden noise, it just fell apart in my hands.

I called the local MB dealership and asked if they sold the belly pan. They said they would have to order it at a cost of $386 . I decided this is too much for a plastic belly pan.

My question to the group is are there alternatives to getting the foam replaced. I forgot to ask the dealership if they sold foam separately from the belly pan. Has anybody else replaced the foam?


'82 240D
'87 300SDL
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