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Was the oil pan guard standard on S3 Spiders?

Were engine guards for the oil pan standard issue on S3 cars?

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They are aftermarket parts.

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There has been a lot of discussions about this topic. I have had two spiders in my life. My first one had a oil pan guard and my current one does not. Since I live in SF Bay Area I have never bottomed out. So I never really worried about it.


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Not sure if this helps. When I bought my 1974 (Series 2) Spider new from a dealer in early 1976, it came with the panguard. But that very well could have been a dealer add-on. Mine was one of the last 5 '74 spiders sold in L.A. so I was just pretty excited to get it at all. Didn't even ask about the guard...

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Yes, I think it was a common dealer add-on, along with radios and side bump strips. Alfas of this period didn't have options, so dealers had limited means to make extra money on them.

I wouldn't use one. Had a Spider that hit a curb, the pan guard tore away and took the front sway bar mounts and radiator underneath area with it. Yes the engine was hurt, but that would have happened with or without the guard. Fixing the body was more work than fixing the engine.

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They were a dealer installed factory option if there is such a thing ... part # 105.26.01.871.02 ... doubt there was a car that ever came out of the factory with it.

Agree with Andrew's observations ... if you hit it the wrong way rather than skidding with it over a bump it creates body damage ... the redeeming feature is that it ties the front body together .... if you jack the car up with it and then pull the bolts you can see the front drop.
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Can you jack the front of the car up using the pan guard?

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Can you jack the front of the car up using the pan guard?
Yes, once.
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There has been a lot of discussions about this topic. I have had two spiders in my life. My first one had a oil pan guard and my current one does not. Since I live in SF Bay Area I have never bottomed out. So I never really worried about it.


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I live in the same area - used to have a [well several] pan guard(s), but spent many weekends, removing it, pounding it back into a very close to original shape, rattle canning the thing back to gold or satin black. You don't have to, if you can stand the vibrations buzzing through the whole frame of the car anytime the pan moves a little ( how are your engine mounts testing ), depending how hard you smack something, where it's smacked, and how much the pan moves toward the guard.

Then I had an epiphany. Now I only scrape the pan on very steep drive ways. Still using the original pan.

I of course, have no strong opinion on this matter, just some experience spent on my back under the pan.

I spray paint other things now.

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