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Old 09-17-2016, 02:09 PM
Rustynuts Rustynuts is offline
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Splash Guard Needed?

Been chasing an oil leak for weeks. Is there any risk in running without the plastic slash guard underneath the engine? The alternator is down low, so worried about that. Rain an issue?

Too lazy to replace it every time I get under to monitor for new leaks after each "fix".
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:34 PM
BMWaufKS BMWaufKS is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 X3
Been running without mine reinstalled since I bought the X3 in January. Same reason as you why haven't reinstalled.

But if planning some 130+ MPH passes, put it back on to restore the aerodynamics.
Since 1/2016, restoring a
2008 BMW X3 M-Sport
All stock except dashcam

Since 3/2017, also restoring a
2008 BMW X3 base-model
None yet
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