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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Adam87, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Adam87

    Adam87 Guest

    Hi all,

    On the A303 towards London on Friday I hit a ratchet strap in the road which pinged up and snapped the plastic cover at the bottom of my engine. I've had to remove it all as it was in a pretty bad shape! Just wondering if I can get away with not having this cover or if it needs to be replaced? '01 1.8 SE, btw.

    Cheers, Adam
     
  2. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    I would replace it otherwise your sump will be in exposure of speed humps etc. You don't want to damage that..
     
  3. AndyHazza

    AndyHazza Ex-Awesome GTi Staff

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    It's not completely necessary, but it is better to have it. You will need to check the side parts as well to make sure they don't need replacing too.
     
  4. Adam87

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    Cheers, the sides are fine, looks like there's a central section that screws to the sides. The central part was knackered so I've removed it completely. I'll get trawling eBay and scrappies to see what I can find.

    Anyone know if the part is the same across the Leon range?
     
  5. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    there are different versions of the undertray.

    diesl
    cupra
    cupra R are all different as far as im aware. there could be more differences but im not sure.

    Not a cheap part from a dealer, around £100!

    IF it just had a crack id be looking to repair it somehow, so i presume it was already in a poor state.
     
  6. Steely

    Steely semiskimmed cupra R

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    yup & the facelift cupra boys didnt get a full bellypan/tray, only a little foot long diffuser :cry:
     
  7. Adam87

    Adam87 Guest

    Cheers mate, yeah pretty bad state. Only half of it was actually there when I had a look otherwise I planned just to bodge it back together somehow.
     
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    It has been talked about before suprsingly (the search is your best friend there!).

    But it might also help with aerodynamics, but there are alot of cars about with them because they get damaged so easy, when I had mine I hit a massive coil spring in the road (which I couldn't avoid due to traffic)
     
  9. jaybeee

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    Are we talking about the one that attaches to the bumper and will cover up the secondary air pump amongst other bits?

    If so, I some how lost mine this year and have thus far been fine without it. I was wondering if it's really necessary. I can see that it may help protect parts of the bottom of the engine bay, but if you're gonna smack something whilst driving it's going to rip straight through the plastic.
     
  10. Adam87

    Adam87 Guest

    Yeah that's the one Jay. That was my thinking too anyway, I hit this ratchet strap at 60/70mph and it ruined it.
     

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