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Old 07-27-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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This is probably aimed more towardt the vets, but feel free to add.

When you have worked on your car and needed to pull the splash shield, did you put it back on or leave it off and please give a reason as to why you did either.

I pulled both mine off when working on it and left them off originally to monitor for leaks. Now I am considering whether or not to put them back on based on any advantages of having it in place.
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I pull mine off when necessary (usually to drain the radiator).

I always put it back on when I'm done. I figure GM designed it and put it there for a reason. Therefore, I just put it back.
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thanx Bill for remining me to put mine back on! left it off since i took that radiotor off
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thanx Bill for remining me to put mine back on! left it off since i took that radiotor off
Steve...put that raddiator back in, you need it to cool the car. You might overheat and think you blew an engine without it.
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i keep it on because it actually helps, there was a time when i had it off and in hevay rain if i hit a big enough puddle it would cause the stereo to short out, i assume because of water hiting the battery altho notihng else would short out, anyway after putting it back on it hasnt happened
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the splash shield is not just there to prevent water from spashing up.. it also helps direct airflow for aerodynamic purposes, also on many cars (not sure about the bonnie) it help to direct the air flowing through the radiator for more efficient cooling
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What splash shield? Got a pic?
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It'* called a splash shield. It'* that black plastic piece under the front of your motor. The one you have to take off to do anything to the front half of the motor.

Pics to come later...I got two of em
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Hmm, me thinks it was not present when I bought the car.
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thanx Bill for remining me to put mine back on! left it off since i took that radiotor off
Steve...put that raddiator back in, you need it to cool the car. You might overheat and think you blew an engine without it.

oh yeah...i forgot to mention that i DID put the radiador back on and reinstalled the trans cooler lines and stuff. Just didnt put the shiled back on
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