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A3 - Torn engine splash guard

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jbw, Sep 2, 2008.

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    Sunday Morning I reversed off 'the grassy bank' at my folks house and heard this graunching noise.
    Upon inspection I found I'd managed to rip and bend back part of the plastic that sits at the underside of the front of the vehicle below the engine. :sob:

    I've no idea what this is called but I'm guessing this is to keep water away from the engine. I got some industrial strength tape and stuck it back together so it's not urgent but does anyone know what sort of costs are involved in getting it replaced?

    cheers,
    J
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    If it's the middle sump guard section then it's about £15-£20 IIRC and your dealer usually has them in stock.
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    Dieselgeek do a range of stainless steel ones that look smart and do the job, however are £200ish, have a look at their site. I know ECS tuning did a carbon fibre one. However I am unable to find ones for the A3 only TT or Golfs. So if anyone knows ofmwhere to get them it would be appreciated.
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    Of all the things worth upgrading on a car I'd imagine that particular part has to be so far on the bottom of the list, it's not even on the list, along with a carbon fibre fuel tank and platinum sump plug.
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    lol @ AndyMac

    mine isn't even there on the car. it's sitting in the garage
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    My mechanic calls that a '****-shield' because all it does is stop **** off the road going up into your engine bay. It doesn't offer your sump much protection at all anyway. Mine came off about 6 months ago and I've not bothered replacing it.
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