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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:04 pm 
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It sits under the car, and im not sure whether its required?

I seem to be taking it off every time i work on the car, can i just leave it off while driving?
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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Im pretty sure it like a bash plate thing, so you scrape that gaurd instead of your sump.[i] Wrong, what EL Fairmont said 'vvvv'

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:11 pm 
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That part helps air push through your radiator. Not up and under into your engine bay.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:18 pm 
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thanks guys, looks like it will be going on again tomorrow
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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:19 pm 
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i never had one on my old ef wagon and it didnt over heat
but what GeZza200 said you may dent your sump if your not carefull especially if your car has been lowered
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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:48 pm 
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If whatever you hit is hard enough to dent the sump, that flimsy plastic isn't going to help you!

I agree with EL_Fairmont, it's to help airflow through the rad.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:51 pm 
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I thought it was a stone guard for the front of the engine (Belts and so on)
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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:19 pm 
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i chucked mine ages ago...it does jack s**t

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:50 pm 
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I thought it was a stone guard for the front of the engine (Belts and so on)

Same here, hence i heard it was called a stone tray, meh who knows now.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:39 pm 
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It was put there for a reason otherwise it would have been a cost saving over most of the E series range. Mine has a few cracks but i leave it on.
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Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:00 am 
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took mine off but never got around to putting it back on.

havent noticed a difference. i think its a stone guard for the belts

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:26 am 
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if its that plastic piece under the front bumper that has a small 2 inch downwards lip on it, its an aero aid. the lip banks up high pressure air at highway speeds and creates a wall that reduces air getting under the car and thus front end lift. also as already stated is supposed to help stable airflow around the radiator.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:29 am 
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thought it may have been aero, but really, i've noticed no difference

 

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