And here's my new hood liner. There's a strange foil area, and compressed square areas on the left and right, as seen in photo.
The foil area is stiff and the edges are folded into a cut in the foam. It looks like the gasket in the engine compartment will hit right in the middle of it (see indented line in old hoodliner) which seems like it would interfere with the seal, and/or work the foil loose.
Anybody replaced their hoodliner lately, and did you get something like this? It's geniune MB, and expensive ($67.00), so I'd like to get a correct replacement if it's wrong.
1999 E320 Wagon