[A4] Front Bumper's Valance and Under-engine Shroud on B5 1.8T q

Doug Johnson ur-quattro at msn.com
Sun Nov 12 18:16:58 EST 2006

Shoot, Tom, thank you!
There's no local Audi dealer, just VW.  :-)


~ Doug

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Tom Love" <theloves at localaccess.com>
To: "Richard Hurt" <rnhurt at gmail.com>,"Doug Johnson" <ur-quattro at msn.com>
CC: <a4 at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [A4] Front Bumper's Valance and Under-engine Shroud on B5 1.8T 
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 07:57:50 -0800

I gather it is more for noise than impact protection. Keeps debris and such 
out of the engine bay too. Audi part is over $100 but go to VW and get the 
W8 pan for about $60. Direct fit and built a little stronger. Better venting 

----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Hurt" <rnhurt at gmail.com>
To: "Doug Johnson" <ur-quattro at msn.com>
Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:09 AM
Subject: Re: [A4] Front Bumper's Valance and Under-engine Shroud on B5 1.8T 

>Hmmm...there _should_ be a plastic belly pan/shroud installed on the bottom
>of the engine.  It runs from the valance to the rear of the transmission (I
>think) and from fender to fender.  It's a 3' x 5' square of molded plastic
>that protects the bottom of the engine.  If it's not there, and you didn't
>take it off (on purpose :) then yea, your sphincter tightening did not go 
>It's not biggie though.  It's not required and I have been running without
>mine for several months trying to track down an oil leak.  I don't know how
>much they cost, but it's probably a dealer only item.  :(
>  Richard
>On 11/11/06, Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> wrote:
>>So, I'm under the car trying to coax the cat to come home for dinner.
>>And, I notice something that reminds me of my sphincter tightening a
>>of weeks ago as I passed over SOMEthing real big at about 60 MPH a couple
>>weeks ago.
>>Now I notice that the trailing edge of the front bumper's valance is all
>>wavy, and at both rear corners aft of the engine are what appear to be a
>>couple of bolted connections with some shards of plastic attached to each
>>So, did I maybe tear off a shroud from beneath the engine by not
>>my sphincter enough?  Also, does the trailing edge of the front bumper
>>valance tend to get wavy after a few years, or might that also be the
>>of whatever I did not clear on the freeway?
>>Thanks for your wisdom.  :-)
>>~ Doug
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