This, get a real Volvo aluminum skid plate. Offers real protection.Get an OEM aluminum version....simply amazing.
Weird! Maybe Volvo just didn't like the cars that they sold me...I don't know ... mine was shipped here, bought here, and lived here until I bought it last year and it had the plastic skid plate. The ways it mounts is pretty flimsy though, rubber/plastic (?) mounts with torx screws ... not as solid as my P2's with 12mm bolts.
Monday or Friday car?I swear sometimes someone was asleep on the job when mine was built. Had a defective hub in 5K miles, completely drove the DTSC & ABS equipment nuts. Quickly fixed by Volvo but, yikes. There's also an amusingly small uneven curve in one of my rear fenders where it meets with the bumper. Little quirks.
Search with the part number, probably better prices out there.
Nope, it isn't that big a deal....and I'm changing oil @ 5k anyway. I'll take the added protection and I always use oil changes as a chance to inspect for other damage/issues...Just curious - has anyone gotten fed up with taking the cover off over-and-over-and-over again and just cut an access panel into the shield for the drain plug? So I may or may not have just done that , but perhaps I should have done it a long time ago :beer:
Is that the plastic cover? That aluminum skid plate that I have, and the iPd plate, have a small opening for oil draining already.Just curious - has anyone gotten fed up with taking the cover off over-and-over-and-over again and just cut an access panel into the shield for the drain plug? So I may or may not have just done that , but perhaps I should have done it a long time ago :beer:
Yep, the plastic (OEM) cover. I cut about a 3 x 6" hole, starting at the drain plug and going back towards the car to allow the oil to clear when draining. A couple things that inspired me / always annoyed me about the shield - 1) no access / access door to the drain plug (my subaru outback, by example, had such an access hole for the drain plug and a removable panel for the filter) 2) the ipd shield has said access hole.
To be honest, I was always pissed I had to take the shield off to do routine maintenance (obviously so is everyone else, that's why all the fassenors are always missing) and I'm surprised this idea came to me so late in my p1 ownership
Fumoto- effing brilliant. Never heard of this before now....that will be useful for more than just my car!i did the oem plastic cover cutout at the same time as putting in a fumoto valve. oil changes are now nice and clean and convenient. the fumoto valves saves time not needing to find drain plug washers and torque wrench.