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Old 03-11-2019, 04:37 PM
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Engine cover lost the star

Somehow the star on mine is just gone. MB wants $$$ for a whole new cover. I checked mb parts online and at least the dealer is not tryign to rip me off, but, I just don't want to spend that kind of money on something I see twice a year.
Any other cool options out there just to replace the circle?

And, how did it fly off? There is zero trace of it.

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Originally Posted by I.T. Guy View Post
Somehow the star on mine is just gone. MB wants $$$ for a whole new cover. I checked mb parts online and at least the dealer is not tryign to rip me off, but, I just don't want to spend that kind of money on something I see twice a year.
Any other cool options out there just to replace the circle?

And, how did it fly off? There is zero trace of it.

Take the opportunity to upgrade to the Carbon Fiber Engine cover. It comes with a new star too! lol The new CF cover is only about $1400 and the name plate is fairly easy to transfer. But I'm guessing that if the stock cover was too expensive, the CF is likely not an option?? And just in case you didn't know you can swap the covers yourself in about 30 seconds by hand with no tools.
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this happened on mine too lol you dont need a whole new cover. you just need a replacement emblem. If you dont care to change the whole thing then you can put any replacement emblem there I read somewhere on this forum that the circle is the size of a wheel cap. I was considering putting a custom emblem there perhaps an AMG wheel cap if I can find one on ebay. The only part I think you'll have problem sourcing is the mesh material behind the emblem
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Pretty common problem. AMG doesn’t carry the quality they used to...
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Now that the emblem is gone, what's there? A hole or a flat surface? Cuz if it's a flat surface and what amgboy916 says is true "circle is the size of a wheel cap" (I suppose he meant wheel center cap)... buy a set of eBay ones, grind the supports off with a dremel and glue it one there. They cost >$15 for a set of four!
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It’s just a flat recessed surface. Many people have replaced them with AMG or other tuner brand logos.
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Take the opportunity to upgrade to the Carbon Fiber Engine cover. It comes with a new star too! lol The new CF cover is only about $1400 and the name plate is fairly easy to transfer. But I'm guessing that if the stock cover was too expensive, the CF is likely not an option?? And just in case you didn't know you can swap the covers yourself in about 30 seconds by hand with no tools.
LOL
Yeah, I'm not paying $1400 for an engine cover. If I was a baller I'd be DD'ing an FF and not a Mercedes Wagon!
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Now that the emblem is gone, what's there? A hole or a flat surface? Cuz if it's a flat surface and what amgboy916 says is true "circle is the size of a wheel cap" (I suppose he meant wheel center cap)... buy a set of eBay ones, grind the supports off with a dremel and glue it one there. They cost >$15 for a set of four!
This! Thanks for the idea!
I will measure it and post a pic later this weekend.

Hopefully this $12 will fit in there. It comes with 3M tape already too.
https://www.ebay.ca/i/202072302743?c...d=2&dispItem=1

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Originally Posted by I.T. Guy View Post
This! Thanks for the idea!
I will measure it and post a pic later this weekend.

Hopefully this $12 will fit in there. It comes with 3M tape already too.
https://www.ebay.ca/i/202072302743?c...d=2&dispItem=1
NP. I do like the self adhesive emblem you found better than the wheel center cap thing I suggested. Update with pic when done!
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You may want to use a high temp adhesive as the 3M heavy duty may not tolerate engine bay temps
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