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Re: Think I know the answer but... Do i really need an under engine sump cover?
It definitely isn't worth the risk. A neighbour of mine removed his undertray during an
change and never bothered to put it back.
A few weeks later the engine stopped and you've guessed it. Small stickey tarred stones from the road surface adhered to the auxiliary belt causing it to fail and taking the timing belt along with it. The vehicle was just over 3 years old and required a replacement engine.
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l