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Unread 12-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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what is that rubber engine protector cover thing? lost mine

that rubberish cover that protects the engine and alternator etc . some how blew off as I was driving. lol where can I find another ?

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Unread 12-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Any junkyards near your area? I can pick one up for you if you'd like, don't know what pricing would be on it though.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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If I knew there was a demand for them I would've kept mine. Ripped mine off during the engine swap and never put it back on. But it already left with the garbage week's ago.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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yeah I like the concept but mine was always in the way of my checking stuff out.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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I plow so it keeps the salt off .... ill look local for now thanks
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Unread 12-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #6
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I ripped mine off also, wouldnt mind tracking down another though to save the alternator some water exposure. Its in a pretty vulnerable location.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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We throw ours away in Florida. Swamps here those end up tore up and knocked into steering
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Unread 12-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #8
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I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
It's a "fitted sheet" of rubber that goes under the motor to act as a splash guard. Only reason I knew what they were talking about was I'd seen one on an XJ at the boneyard once and wondered - what the hell is this inconvenient piece of junk?

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Unread 12-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #10
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leave it off you'll get 2 mpg better and 1/2 second faster in the 1/4 mile. Its a win win!
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Unread 12-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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leave it off you'll get 2 mpg better and 1/2 second faster in the 1/4 mile. Its a win win!
Seriously? I live in Maine, heavy salting this time of year
Not sure if I should take mine off our leave it
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Unread 12-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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Seriously? I live in Maine, heavy salting this time of year Not sure if I should take mine off our leave it
I thinks Spokes is having a bit of fun. Leave it on for the salt season. You'll probably rip it off sooner or later though, whenever you need to fix something behind it.
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Unread 12-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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I thinks Spokes is having a bit of fun. Leave it on for the salt season. You'll probably rip it off sooner or later though, whenever you need to fix something behind it.
Is yours on? A couple of the eyelets or whatever they are are ripped so it sort of sags at the sides
Ill take it off when I need to do work behind it or this spring
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Unread 12-17-2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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Why not just get a front skid plate ?
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Unread 12-17-2013, 08:27 PM   #15
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Why not just get a front skid plate ?
Ill look into one, its mainly a DD so I can't imagine I would need one? My xjs still stock too, would that make a difference?
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