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Old 03-21-2002, 11:04 PM
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Question Suggestions on replacing foam on transmission belly pan on 300 SDL

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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?

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Herb
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Old 03-22-2002, 08:34 AM
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My first thought was wonder if you could cut/glue a hood pad like what is underneath the hood of the 240/300D to the tranny belly pan?
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Old 03-22-2002, 09:53 AM
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Jim,

I thought about that also, but the original thickness of the insulation foam is much thicker than a hood pad.

Has anybody in the forum used a hood pad?

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Old 03-22-2002, 02:06 PM
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Bill,

That's a great idea! I think I'll pursue that. I'll head to Hancocks today or tomorrow and see what they've got. I hope they have the kind that have the egg-crate look to it.

Thanks again!

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