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Engine undertray missing #1660528
22/09/2022 20:00
22/09/2022 20:00
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 118
Bury St Edmunds
Andrew20V Offline OP
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I've noticed my car's undertray is missing. As an aside I'm not expecting to use my car in the rain. What's the general consensus on whether or not an undertray is necessary?

Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Andrew20V] #1660529
22/09/2022 20:10
22/09/2022 20:10
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It's designed to protect the engine, whether from excess water, stones or anything else that might be kicked up.

There is one going up here but transport would be a challenge.


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Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Andrew20V] #1660530
22/09/2022 20:15
22/09/2022 20:15
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Free State of Jones
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I would never run this car without an undertray. When I bought mine the undertray was fitted but a small "hatch" cover was missing. When I went to check the belts I found a small stone wedged into the aux belt idler pulley and it had ground a grove in to the center of the pulley that was only getting bigger each time the engine was started. I am convinced this stone got in via the missing undertray "hatch".

Take a look under your car and see how venerable the belts are without the undertray.


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Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Andrew20V] #1660535
23/09/2022 03:03
23/09/2022 03:03
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Malaysia..Glasgow at heart
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I am convinced that the undertray not only serves as a protective cover but also helps in aero. I have ran with and without before and the difference is quite remarkable.

Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Andrew20V] #1660554
24/09/2022 08:50
24/09/2022 08:50
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Camberley, Surrey
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I think i have two or three undertrays 'in stock' if anyone wants to buy one


Always seem to have too many 20VT's to count......
Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1660556
24/09/2022 09:08
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Originally Posted by jonnyboy54321
I think i have two or three undertrays 'in stock' if anyone wants to buy one


Pop this in Parts for Sale please thumb


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Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1668263
21/10/2023 05:51
21/10/2023 05:51
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Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
Hi there. I know this is a whole year later, but only just started work on my LE. Do you happen to know where I might find a front and rear!? Thanks from Kyoto. Hamish.

Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Andrew20V] #1668264
21/10/2023 08:17
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1997 20vT
Scottish green / sand grey
Re: Engine undertray missing [Re: Mags] #1668365
25/10/2023 03:04
25/10/2023 03:04
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Kyoto, Japan
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Much obliged. Thanks.


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