I was changing the oil for the first time since I bought the car in April (first oil change was done by a mechanic because I needed my starter replaced anyway) and when I was under the car, I noticed a think plastic-type mat under the engine hanging a bit loose. I'm not sure what it does, but I just re-clamped it down and moved on. Does anyone know what this thing actually does?
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NOOO!!! You should have left it there. The flapping plastic hanging down actually over rides the negative affects of the brick like shape of your jeep increasing your gas mileage by up to 10 mpg.
Actually it should be left if you do any water crossing. It will help build a bow wave in front of the jeep and keep the waterfrom gettiong into the fan blades. With the flap out the water that would normally push in front of the jeep is able to push up into the engine compartment, which could cause problems.
i made one out of tin that i planned to screw into the frame but i never got around to trimming/notchign it for steering and exhaust junk.... figured it was just easier to deal with a dirty engine compartment....
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I'm looking for one of these for my 4 cylinder 2.5 liter 1995 Wrangler. I crossed some muddy water a while back and now my engine bay is painted completely brown. I can totally see water getting into the alternator or something else and frying it.
I had the splash guard installed, but it fell off last year and I never replaced. Big mistake. It will never be clean again. At the end of the trail I popped the hood I was shocked how muddy it was in my engine bay.
I had one. But it was really nasty and beat up and it just sat on the D30 or flapped around... I took mine out too
[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
I'd like to see some pics of this installed.
Was it also there to promote air flow through the radiator instead of under/around it?
I'm asking because my 5.2 runs warm on the highway and I'm thinking of making one.
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Mine had one too when I bought it new in 93.
I got tired of trying to keep it fastened and took it off long ago.
If I remember right it was held to the frame with the type of pins that hold the door panels on.
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