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Got her first oil change today, and the Tech discovered that the engine skid plate was damaged. There is a gouge and a small hole in the metal.

I havent hit anything that I know of, so not sure how it happened. It could have been there when I got the car.

Anyone know what this part is called? I can't find it in the parts catalog.

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I'd be tempted to stop-drill the crack, re-install and drive on. Once you see the price you may be too.
 

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Got her first oil change today, and the Tech discovered that the engine skid plate was damaged. There is a gouge and a small hole in the metal.

I havent hit anything that I know of, so not sure how it happened. It could have been there when I got the car.

Anyone know what this part is called? I can't find it in the parts catalog.

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i would just hammer it out
 

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Assuming you haven't been off-roading, I would say a piece of road trash (disintegrated truck tires being the most common) must have took a tumble underneath your car (there's multiple hits). I'd take a look all the way back and make sure there's not any other damage.

$87 is cheaper than I thought, but that's probably not the last time that "skid plate" could take a hit. Guess it's doing it's job (but man is that metal thin, .. not much more than a beer can).
 
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Assuming you haven't been off-roading, I would say a piece of road trash (disintegrated truck tires being the most common) must have took a tumble underneath your car (there's multiple hits). I'd take a look all the way back and make sure there's not any other damage.

$87 is cheaper than I thought, but that's probably not the last time that "skid plate" could take a hit. Guess it's doing it's job (but man is that metal thin, .. not much more than a beer can).
Its for aero and fuel economy.. Hense why its thin as possible... If it were mine id just put a sticker or something on it... Maybe go as far as riveting another small piece of metal to it for a buck or 2...
 
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Thanks guys.

Yes, I'm going to keep using it for the moment. The hole is small enough that I may stop drill it and just use some JB Weld to fill the gap.

She's on a lease and if it can get that much damage without my knowing it, good chance it will be beat enough to need replacement before my lease is up.
 

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The shield for the 2.0L engine has a different shape and does not have the extra soundproof material. Interesting.
 

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$87 is not bad at all....maybe my standard is different since we used to own Euro cars only...
 

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$87 is not bad at all....maybe my standard is different since we used to own Euro cars only...
Ur correct as euros have had em for years... But a few $ to fix is better than $87
 

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I ran over an orange cone and now I have to replace this part. Mine is mangled. I haven’t had to buy any parts for my civic. Anybody get a good price and where? Thanks!
 

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I just found out the skid plate for my Civic gone missing. Maybe it fell off or the guy forgot to put it back after oil change.

I tried to order it online but it's too big and heavy and huge shipping cost.

Will the car be fine without it? Any long term issue beside fuel/milage?
 

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The shield for the 2.0L engine has a different shape and does not have the extra soundproof material. Interesting.
And it vibrates/resonates like a motherf***** with intake and tune. I'm painting mine when I take it off during my downpipe install.

Also, not to hijack the thread, but speaking of under the car, is the underside covering supposed to be hanging down like this?

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I can’t say for sure, but all my years as a mechanic says, “that ain’t right”
 
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I cannot find this part for this price. In Canada they want $512!!!!!
You could order it from College Hills Honda, even with shipping and the exchange its still way cheaper.
 

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