I have given up the Search for this Star in Chrome ,1st time ever i abandoned a search for a W140 part .
All M120's have this Star on the Suppressor Cover that covers the Power Steering fluid reservoir in Black Plastic. I rang MB everywhere & they don't even have a part # for the 65mm Star .
E'bay & Goggle show some but they are not the Chromed Star,looks silver painted .
At local MB wreckers which are all my friends (partially) ,we searched a lot of engines that i told them could have this Star on it , these where M104/M103 ,SLK/CL's some R129's , the M104's have it but it is Stamped only so it cant be used or removed,maybe the early M104's .
Here is what i did , looks better then the original as well , everyone i asked which one would you take ,they all choose my new invention (lol) .
1: Find a Black MB 75mm hubcap ,easy found at wreckers for free ( i did) ,if not free then make sure you have lots of big pockets .
2: Cut of on the underside the clips , this way the Chromed Star will just fall out with enough Clip on it for later welding .Remove the STAR .
3: Remove the metal circle holder that reinforces the hubcap & cut the holders where it was in .
4: Get a wide File & file that Hub to Zero up to the last clip ,when all is nice & flush with the Bottom ,stop filing ,make sure it's nice & straight .
5: Now Clean the Star ,Polish it if you like to also clean the black Hubcap part that will be facing or even spray paint it (Use High Heat Paint) .
On the back side of the Chromed Star you still have a few MM of the Clips ,don't cut them of .
6: Once you're happy with the new CHROMED Star appearance & the Black Round Background , re-insert the Star into it's position by adding just a touch of glue onto the clips ,let it dry a few minutes ,then of to Welding .
7: Now you need a Soldiering Iron , Melt the clips on the backside flush ,this will prevent the Star from falling out .
8: Black Epoxy Glue all around the Base of the Star & even inside it ,i used high heat epoxy glue and Glue that whole MB Chromed Star to the Suppressor Cover .
Voila ,a New look to your Engine & the SEARCH for this dam 65mm Star is over for EVER ,Black plastic or chrome ,simply not available anywhere, the black one can be purchased for $30/50 for the whole cover but not the Chromed one .
8 or more Steps sounds a lot but it isn't really ,actually more fun then anything.
On other parts of Benzworld what other owners did is ,they used a fine mesh behind the Star but only because they have a large hole there .