John Berryman wrote: > > "Mechanics" must pull them off and throw them in the dumpster or > something.
I tend to suspect chain store lube monkeys. If you catch them at it, I wonder if you could buy new from the dealer and send them the bill? That would get their attention. Here's some confirmation from another forum: 01-26-2006, 08:13 PM Rich300TDMBZ The oil changer places are notorious for "losing" the hush panels. I have friends that took their cars to the shop for oil changes and the hush panels were not put back . A friend of mine who has a son working in one of those joint said it is not uncommon to find a few of these panels lying around at the end of the day, and nobody has any idea which car they came from!!For those who have W124s, the ones for the diesel command $$, and you can't get a used one! Removing the hush panel is not difficult, but it's sure messy in mine (I have to fix that oil leak!).