strange one this. Got the carnet for my merc truck but there's only one problem. The engine number plate has somehow gone missing off the engine block. I know the engine number and I've tried to get Mercedes to issue me with a new plate but they say it's impossible (or to be more accurate "no one's ever asked for it and it's not listed on the parts computer"- Mercedes technical can't/won't help either). So I'm reduced to making up my own plate and riveting it on the block.
My questions are
a) Is this sensible or stupid?
b) Does anyone actually check the engine number on the block with the paperwork-we're going to Senegal?
c) Would you average customs guy know a genuine engine number plate from my made up plate? 'My plate' is a professional looking affair with properly engraved Mercedes Benz AG marking and computer engraved engine number.
All suggestions gratefully received!!
I am writing this while sitting in my customs shed on the Senigal border, if I look out of my window I can see the skeltons of 6 men burried up to their necks in sand each has a fake I.D. plate nailed to there forehead. So, even though, I am only Mr joe average customs guy. Who is just waiting for my pension. I am capable of telling a forged plate when I see one.
I must go now, I have a hole to dig, ready for this Mr Quintin to arrive, with or with out a correct disc in place. I think being burried up to his neck in sand for a week, or 2, will alter his oppiion of the average custom officers inteligence.