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Hi all

Not sure what it is exactly called, but the plastic tray underneath my engine is rather worse for wear, and mostly held on by cable ties that keep failing !

Is there any point to keeping it there or will I be better off removing it?

Thanks
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scotchegg75 wrote:Hi all

Not sure what it is exactly called, but the plastic tray underneath my engine is rather worse for wear, and mostly held on by cable ties that keep failing !

Is there any point to keeping it there or will I be better off removing it?

Thanks
Keep it to protect the engine from damage by stray stones and debris from the road.

You problem is that the original factory clips have been replaced by cable ties :(

The correct clips are available in ebay (here) cheaply. but you will need more than 5 for the full kit.


the male part of the clip
Citroen C3 under engine tray clips
Citroen C3 under engine tray clips
and they come with a corresponding female part which attaches to the car.
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Thanks - it finally gave up today on the motorway so I had to remove it. As you can see it has lost bits and some of the fixing holes have broken !!

Think a visit to eBay is in order for a new one.....

Citroen C3 under engine tray replacement
Citroen C3 under engine tray replacement
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scotchegg75 wrote:Thanks - it finally gave up today on the motorway so I had to remove it. As you can see it has lost bits and some of the fixing holes have broken !!
Yep, it looks a mess compared to a new one :(



and only around £25 on ebay (here) via Poland :shock:
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Wouldn't use those Citroen clips, as there tend to just fall off after a while. A nut and bolt is a lot better
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saad-jay wrote:Wouldn't use those Citroen clips, as there tend to just fall off after a while. A nut and bolt is a lot better
The tray needs to come off for each service. The quick release clips do save a bit of time.

I have found a full set of clips when fitted correctly on an undamaged engine under-tray stay fixed between services.
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