Author Topic: Engine compartment decal  (Read 558 times)

ryan.mb

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Engine compartment decal
« on: May 19, 2024, 17:04:09 »
Dear W113 enthusiasts,

I read the forum carefully and checked all published decals, but could not find this one, which is located on the Engine compartment left side before the shock. Has anyone recreated it or has it and can send a clear picture ?

Cheers,
Ryan

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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2024, 17:50:51 »
There you go. I recreated this some time ago.

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DM.

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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2024, 18:53:30 »
Fantastic! Thank you very much!

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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2024, 19:25:10 »
Looks like there are multiple formats for that type of label.  I have no idea which would be "correct".  Maybe both are authentic, but from different time frames?   See attached label that was on an M130 rebuilt by Mercedes in or around 1990.
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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2024, 19:31:21 »
I've never seen one of these so suspect they were applied to US models only.

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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2024, 19:53:10 »
Yes, looks like a typical US emissions control label.
Cees Klumper
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1968 Ford Mustang 302 V8
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Re: Engine compartment decal
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2024, 15:28:49 »
It’s definitely a decal used on US delivered cars.  I believe it was usually attached to the engine block head.  I say “usually” since decal placement never seemed to have been standardized. 
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