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2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? #5260419 11/07/19 04:43 AM
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I was driving yesterday & ran over a chunk of mud from a farm tractor. I thought I should have enough clearance, but no. When I got home the aluminum/ tinny center part of the engine cover was on by one fastener. It’s the part one has to remove to change oil.

Truth be known I never liked it, mild pain to remove. The surrounding plastic seems moderately secure in place, no other damage. Today I will look at the damaged center piece, don’t think it can be bent back into shape to connect up.

Before I run out and order new, any other options? My 1st thought is to leave it off. Our CR-V about never leaves pavement, not that the cover protects anyway. I don’t care about slight changes in airflow.

I guess one could get more spray around the engine area, a concern on Winter salted roads.

The part is cheap, I am leaning to replace. Just checking if there are other ideas. Thanks. No I don’t feel like tracking down the farmer to complain. With more effort I could of swerved.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260438 11/07/19 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Joe
........... The part is cheap, I am leaning to replace............

I would simply replace it and motor on. I think leaving it off would enhance what you want to avoid. (Snow and salt spray in and around the engine compartment).

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260440 11/07/19 05:45 AM
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I think you answered your own question. What would have happened to the oil pan if the sheet metal was gone? Replace it.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Boomer] #5260456 11/07/19 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Boomer
I think you answered your own question. …. Replace it.
+1 Thinking the same thing. "Part is cheap. I'm leaning to replace." Right call imo.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Sayjac] #5260461 11/07/19 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Sayjac
Originally Posted by Boomer
I think you answered your own question. …. Replace it.
+1 Thinking the same thing. "Part is cheap. I'm leaning to replace." Right call imo.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260479 11/07/19 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Joe
Our CR-V about never leaves pavement, not that the cover protects anyway.


Well apparently it protected something if IT got damaged and nothing else above it it.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Astro14] #5260483 11/07/19 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Astro14
Originally Posted by Sayjac
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I think you answered your own question. …. Replace it.
+1 Thinking the same thing. "Part is cheap. I'm leaning to replace." Right call imo.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260488 11/07/19 07:10 AM
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I would try to hammer it back into shape. If that didn't work, I would order part and replace.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260523 11/07/19 07:54 AM
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See if you can find a replacement at a wrecking yard .


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260588 11/07/19 08:59 AM
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Thanks, yes, I’ll order & replace. The rest of the area looks unaffected.

The one that came off is to banged up to hammer in shape, plus the holes are ripped.

Time to get more fasteners too.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260598 11/07/19 09:06 AM
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The one on my civic has been replaced and is gone for the second time. Unbelievably flimsy aluminum. I will not replace it again. Why it is made from aluminum and not plastic is beyond me. Poor design.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260607 11/07/19 09:11 AM
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Those fastners ain't cheap. Don't know why they are so expensive.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Schmoe] #5260622 11/07/19 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Schmoe
Don't know why they are so expensive.


Because most people will rather pay $4 each for two from the dealer than $12 for a box of ten aftermarket clips they probably will never use again. Get the part number and Google it. If it's a common part, there is probably an aftermarket alternative.

Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260656 11/07/19 10:05 AM
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I don't think they use clips for the aluminum cover, they use fairly stout phillips head bolts.


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Re: 2017 CR-V, Tin ‘Skid-Plate’ Off? [Re: Mr_Joe] #5260677 11/07/19 10:25 AM
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It's made for aerodynamics and possibly to keep some water/debris out away. I'm thinking it's metallic due to the potential of high heat?

If I couldn't fix it and the part is reasonable enough, I'd probably want it back on there. My experience with Honda when we owned our Odyssey minivan was OEM parts I ordered were relatively cheap. Door hardware, side mirror assemblies, etc.


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