I really need to find this before the rains come!
Had a garage gain access to an injector by cutting a hole in the
bodywork above it. They fixed the injector and made a patch, but
suggested that I find some heat resistant material to slide a cover over
their patch in case any pin holes are there that let rain fill the
injector mounting holes.
I imagine something like checkerplate with a bonded on backing would do.
Does anyone know if such stuff is available from the likes of Halfords
or diy sheds and what it might be called?
The place it has to slide into is between the holed scuttle between the
wipers and the holey plastic sheet trim that spans the car under the
I suppose it is good to see a product of US/Austrian/German/Italian
co-operation, but it seems to have resulted in a Jeep where the engine
is too long for the car. The bonnet was off, but injectors 4 & 5 are
under the bit that runs across just in front of and beneath the
Mercedes appear to have thought that a single thinner bolt to hold an
injector into an aluminium head was sufficient.
I'm too old and lacking in skill to have sat astride the front of the
engine to do the job, but I was treated to some traditional anglo-saxon
at the garage who took it on.
The rain has started. I'm about to go out and attempt to fashion a
temporary insert/rainshield from the foil roasting dish that I bought as
a spare when I used one to fashion a new back for my ebay spares or
All I have to do is find the tin snips............
Thanks, Steve. The problem is that there is the metal scuttle, then
above it the rods and metal that waves about linking the wipers, then
above that the decorative plastic covering the whole thing. There's
about an inch and a half max gap and I couldn't find a way to slide
anything in without dismantling all the wipers again. No access either
to press anything down.
I've made my temporary shield from an aluminium roasting dish and slid
it in under the whole assembly but well over the injectors. If anything
gets through it should run off either side of or behind the engine.
If I start to worry about it, I'm hoping I can find some easily shaped
slightly thicker metal to re-do the bodge.
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