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Old 06-22-2002, 09:34 AM
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hood pad swap pics

Just swapped 190E crappy old small hood pad for large one, actually meant for early model 190Ds:

You can see where I've removed the old pad (crumbled off - make sure you cover engine bay with something!)
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Old 06-22-2002, 09:49 AM
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Here is the after-shot, with the new pad fitted. It looks a hell of a lot better, and the engine is definitely quieter. I kinda hoped it would be an 'ultimate fix' to noisy 190Es, but it's not quite, there's still more to be done.

Driving it for a day with no hood pad at all revealed all sorts of interesting noises.. kinda sounded like a race car with all the whining and screaming noises you could hear

But it's now quieter, and sounds so much better than the low mileage good condition '97 Accord 2.0i LS Auto I drove immediately after (more growl, less hedge-strimmer or moped). Is also better built, quicker, better ride, damping, seats, has *much* better steering & transmission, and none of the Hondas squeaks. Only lost out on aircon. I actually thought the Honda might be comparable at first..

later
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2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall.jpghttp://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall2.jpg
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Old 06-22-2002, 11:05 AM
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Nice! Did you clean out the spot where the old one used to be located? as in did you use some sort of cleaner to clean it up?

I have to do mine but I don't really have a space to do it without the building management towing my car away... :p But the hoodpad is too krrrispy now!

BTW, I have a W124 230e with the smallish hood pad too and swapped it for the 300E's... though it didn't help much

I hope it'll help for the diesel though.
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Old 06-22-2002, 02:25 PM
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I used some sort of 'quick drying solvent' stuff to clean the oil & grease off the hood. Once finished it was dry to the touch, but still looked like an un-shiny, matte finish.
The top photo shows it cleaned. The old pad wouldn't come off any better than shown, but the new one stuck onto this remaining material very well.

I then used Evostick - apply to both surfaces, leave to dry for 15 mins (till it feels dry), then push together. They bond on first contact.

Be careful - you can't move or remove it after they contact, so I lined the pad up first, marked a corresponding small rectangular area on the pad and hood, and stuck this first. Then I just worked towards the outside. It's stuck very well now.

better luck on your W123, Holson
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2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
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