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Title: Missing engine cover
Post by: spanish on October 07, 2013, 07:36:52 PM
Just bought a 05 1.9 zetec tdi 115, there is no engine cover, is this a problem? where can I get a used one to fit?

cheers in advance

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Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: Mirez on October 07, 2013, 08:36:52 PM
The engine cover and under-shield (check this is present) are frequently not refitted by lazy garages so its not a huge surprise to find one or both missing. Have a look for four "prongs" sticking up from the engine - the cover pushes on to these. Providing they are all in place then you can get a replacement cover either a scrappy or ebay to fit. The 115 has an all black cover, the 130/150 have a silver/black one but all will fit :)

 welcome5
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: spanish on October 08, 2013, 07:43:47 AM
Many thanks for the response, will get to scrappy once I have made a complete list of missing items
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: gregers on October 08, 2013, 11:03:57 PM
 welcome5
did you buy it from a dealer?
iirc you have 28 days from sale to notify the garage you bought it from about any defects on the car,AND they are obliged to rectify without cost to you.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: spanish on October 09, 2013, 08:31:39 AM
unfortunately not, private sale, seller has no knowledge of anything vehicle related.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: gregers on October 09, 2013, 09:32:50 PM
ok thats a bummer for you then, :(
ok if you have history with it ,give the garage a call and see if they have it?worth a punt in my eyes.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on July 01, 2019, 09:43:32 PM
Does anybody know more about the “under cover” for the engine
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: regw on July 02, 2019, 02:18:03 PM
I changed the oil recently which reminded me mine doesnt have an under cover
Not aware of any ill effects, am I missing something important?
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: johnnyroper on July 02, 2019, 04:55:13 PM
It’s main purpose is for eu noise emissions regulation, on Alfa Romeo 159 which suffer subframe corrosion due to it they get binned with no ill effects. Makes servicing far easier and spotting oil leaks before they get too bad.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on July 02, 2019, 11:07:44 PM
Thank you very much, that is good to know
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: brianh on July 02, 2019, 11:12:25 PM
Others have said the power steering pump belt can slip if it gets wet from water splashing up onto it if its raining, though can't say i've noticed it happening.

Its a large plastic box with some sound damping inside, attached with 2 nuts and 4 bolts. There isn't really much else to say about it.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: Chrispb on July 06, 2019, 01:15:23 PM
Driving through heavy rain at speed is not good also debris could be thrown up into the running belt with consequences, have always replaced the cover even though it is a pain.
Title: Re: Missing engine cover
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on July 06, 2019, 04:27:38 PM
I once drove over a stone which got into the fan belt and it flew up into the intercooler pipe and caused it to burst open