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Looking for a nice engine protection plate.


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Hi

I am looking for a nicely designed engine protection plate, I saw one once that allowed you to change the oil with out removing it. The one from Performance Products looks cheap.

Any idea's on a good German one for the 99 996 C2 ?

Thanks

D

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Like Dell said the Porsche shield has a hole for the oil plug. The plate is around $95.00 to 100.00 now at Sunset very easy to install with just 3 bolts.

Part number: 996-107-981-00

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The plate works well. While it crushes against the oil pan, it seems to distribute the impact well (obviously on #2). Its difficult to drain the oil without getting it on the top side of the plate. Then it drips for days unless you get in between the pan and the plate and clean it out. Pull the plate for oil changes.

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I've never had oil drip on the top side of the plate. I loosen the oil drain plug and let it fall straight down into the oil catch and the oil follows suit right behind it. Gives me a reason to get it dirty so I have to clean the plug again as replace the o ring.

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Here is my home fabricated one (with cut out clearances for oil filter/drain plug etc).... Slighty beefier construction than the stock unit without being too strong to cause damage to the motor.

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Will it help to protect the engine, fittings, etc. from road salt that gets splashed on when driving in the snow and slush?  Thanks. 

b-man

The protection plates are not designed to protect from road salt, snow + slush. They are there to prevent crankcase damage in the event that something hard is run over by your car and in turn it strikes your your engine crankcase - especially if the car is lowered etc.

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Will it help to protect the engine, fittings, etc. from road salt that gets splashed on when driving in the snow and slush?  Thanks. 

b-man

The protection plates are not designed to protect from road salt, snow + slush. They are there to prevent crankcase damage in the event that something hard is run over by your car and in turn it strikes your your engine crankcase - especially if the car is lowered etc.

I like the look of your plate. Looks strong.

On ROW P/cars this is pretty much a 'standard' option because the roads aren't as evenly and smoothly paved in the USA and many of them are 10 -12 mm lower than US cars. In any even it is an excellent option whereever you are to protect from debris striking the pan, or hit curb risers.

If there is a concern that the plate interferes with the oil down flow at time of oil change, then simply make sure the car is on even ground and place a shop cloth into the space around the drain hole between the pan bottem and plate to to pick up any directional leaks that may occur.

I've never had any problem with the plate during oil change.

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