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I have a 2004 2.0d X-Type, and at some point today, probably half way up the M1, the big plastic cover/shield/tray (I don't know its proper name) became detached on one side, and was dragging along the ground as I discovered when I left the motorway.

Anyway, having established that only two screws were now holding it on, I removed it and drove the remaining 1.5 miles home, and then discovered that in fact the other screws and clips were missing. Don't know how/why, can only assume that when I had an oil change a couple of weeks ago they were less than careful putting it back on, or broke the clips maybe.

My question is, will it matter driving the car until I can get some replacement clips/screws and so get the cover back on? Is the cover for noise-reduction only, or does it have a more essential purpose like protecting the CAT etc? Also, does anyone know if the clips I'll need are jag-specific, or will any garage be able to whip it back on for me in 5mins on the way home from work, kinda thing?

Any help/advice appreciated, don't want to be driving around if there's a risk of damage by not having this cover present.

Many thanks,

Phil
 

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Our Skoda Superb didn't have one fitted in the 18 mths we have owned it.

More risk of road debris, grit etc getting into the engine ancillaries, but apart from a bit more engine noise I don think it makes a massive difference

Picking up our first Jaguar, an 08 reg X Type, this coming Thursday!
 

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Took mine 2.0D out for a quick drive today to test some work I'd just done. Much more noisy! But no, not essential.
 

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Hope you enjoy the X-Type Webby. This one's my first, have had it since last August and am LOVING it. Peteski, thanks for the reassurance!
 

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Never had the engine undertay on mine since its oil change 2 yrs ago.Will show any leaks on the drive sooner rather than collecting in the underside of the tray should it ever spring a leak
 
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