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Pelican Technical Article:

Engine Covers Removal

Kerry Jonsson

Time:

5 minutes5 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz W211 (2003-09)

Parts Required:

Engine covers (2)

Hot Tip:

Spray lube the rubber mounts

Performance Gain:

Gives access to the top of the engine

Complementary Modification:

Replace mounting insulators if broken

In an effort to clean up the look of the engine compartment, manufacturers have used engine covers. These covers mask the mechanical and electronic components in your engine compartment. Most of the time in order to perform repairs, the engine covers must be removed. In this tech article we will go over how to remove the engine panels to get access to your engine.

This picture illustrates the engine compartment with the engine covers still in place.
Figure 1

This picture illustrates the engine compartment with the engine covers still in place.

Lift up on the front cover until it is unseeded from its clips.
Figure 2

Lift up on the front cover until it is unseeded from its clips.

Pull the front engine cover forward until it is unseeded from the rear engine cover and lift it out of the way.
Figure 3

Pull the front engine cover forward until it is unseeded from the rear engine cover and lift it out of the way.

Remove the right side engine snorkel by pulling it straight off of the air intake tube.
Figure 4

Remove the right side engine snorkel by pulling it straight off of the air intake tube.

Pull the other side of the air intake tube out of its connection near the radiator.
Figure 5

Pull the other side of the air intake tube out of its connection near the radiator.

Remove the left side engine snorkel pull by pulling it straight off of the air intake tube.
Figure 6

Remove the left side engine snorkel pull by pulling it straight off of the air intake tube.

Working at the opposite side of the radiator, pull the other side of the air intake tube out of its connection.
Figure 7

Working at the opposite side of the radiator, pull the other side of the air intake tube out of its connection.

The main cover is held on by two clips on each side (green arrows).
Figure 8

The main cover is held on by two clips on each side (green arrows).

Pull up on the front of the rear cover until the two clips clear their rubber mounts.
Figure 9

Pull up on the front of the rear cover until the two clips clear their rubber mounts.

The rear of the engine cover is also held on by two clips on the rubber mounts.
Figure 10

The rear of the engine cover is also held on by two clips on the rubber mounts. Lift up on the rear cover until the clips unseat from the rubber mounts.

You can now pull the engine cover out of the way.
Figure 11

You can now pull the engine cover out of the way. By the way the engine cover also doubles as the air filter housing. Installation is the reverse of the removal steps. Position the rear cover for clips over the four rubber mounts and push down until they engage. Slide the front engine cover into the front of the rear engine cover and push the front it down until those clips engage. Position the air intake tubes on their inlets at the radiator and fit them over the air intake tubes on the engine cover.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Chris Cummins Comments: Thank you for publishing this tutorial.
July 17, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No problem. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
carlos Pizarro Comments: I need for my 2005 mercedes E 320, the Air intake tube, taht you show in figure 5, right side. Please answer me.
April 11, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
mal Comments: hi
is there some reason that all of your w211 tech articles which include the e500 begin with the my2004? i own a 2003 e500.
thanx!
January 10, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No reason other than that was our application chart. We will look into the model coverage. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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