Do they all have engine undertrays fitted?

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Hi,

I have a Diesel 1.4HDI C3 & my partner a petrol C3 Sensodrive which we recently purchased. The sensodrive doesn't have a protective undertray but my Diesel does. I can pick an undertray up cheap enough but I am unsure as to whether fitting one would cause issues with the car. I took the one off my Diesel & held it up to the Petrol. The fixing holes are there for the rear of the undertray (but the hardware is not there) but the front is where the problem is. One bolt hole lines up but the two on the left most side of the car do not exist! ANy ideas?
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zebedee2001 wrote:Hi,

I have a Diesel 1.4HDI C3 & my partner a petrol C3 Sensodrive which we recently purchased. The sensodrive doesn't have a protective undertray but my Diesel does. I can pick an undertray up cheap enough but I am unsure as to whether fitting one would cause issues with the car. I took the one off my Diesel & held it up to the Petrol. The fixing holes are there for the rear of the undertray (but the hardware is not there) but the front is where the problem is. One bolt hole lines up but the two on the left most side of the car do not exist! ANy ideas?
If Citroen thought it necessary to fit one, they would have. If you don't have all the holes, then I wouldn't expect yours to be missing.

Citroen describe it as sound proofing, so you will probably only find this on diesels or maybe some luxury petrols?

The clips often wear or go missing, luckily they are cheap and easy to replace. Have a look here (on ebay) for a kit of the male and female parts.
Citroen C3 Under Engine Tray Clips
Citroen C3 Under Engine Tray Clips

A pattern part under engine tray was about £20 when I needed one here on ebay which puts my sad and repaired one to shame :(
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I'm just concerned that it should have one & someone removed it & never bothere fitting it again at somepoint. Afterall this car has had 8 owners!!! The ABS (?) ECU at the front left end of the engine bay looks rather vunerable with it exposed connectors.
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zebedee2001 wrote:I'm just concerned that it should have one & someone removed it & never bothere fitting it again at somepoint. Afterall this car has had 8 owners!!! The ABS (?) ECU at the front left end of the engine bay looks rather vunerable with it exposed connectors.

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If you look under the engine for the female receptacle of the two part clips and find them, you can be quite confident that there was a tray there at some time previously.

It is the male part that usually falls out or is not refitted. The female part is quite well wedged in the various fitting points.
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zebedee2001 wrote: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:45 pm I have a Diesel 1.4HDI C3 & my partner a petrol C3 Sensodrive
I think you will find it has more to do with the fact that one is petrol and one is diesel. You will also notice the diesel has the thermal blanket under the bonnet and the petrol doesn't.
I can't tell you exactly why but none of the petrol models/variants/engine sizes have the splash guard but the diesels do.
As C3CAR says it may act as sound proofing for the diesel engines.
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