Yes, I meant six-pack, but may have to replace that with an A&W gift certificate so I don't go to jail.
Full six-pack of beer to anyone of legal drinking age that can solve my engine sudden death problem on this thread
though! Solve it cheaply, and I'll make it German beer if you want.
FYI on the hood insulation -- Phil in Parts Shop said this one is the Mercedes specified substitute, and there are none of the original parts in the country. Since I think this one will cause problems (foil hitting the gasket in the engine partition) he's sending me an aftermarket one instead. Also solved my problems with a couple other parts -- one that was my fault and one theirs -- to my complete satisfaction and with no hassle. Great customer service in a time when that's scarce, highly recommended!