BMW 323i Engine Splash Shield
What to Do with a Problematic Bmw 323i Engine Splash Shield
Driving around with a bare undercarriage is bad for your car's engine. This is the reason why the BMW 323i engine splash shield was designed for your vehicle. As the name suggests, the splash shield protects the underside of your car from water and mud splatter. Because of its function, your car's splash shield suffers from early wear. Here are some issues you need to watch out for on your BMW 323i engine splash shield:
Ill-fitting splash shield
Unlike other vehicle accessories, splash shields are not a one-size-fits-all automobile accouterment. The fit issue you are having may be due to incompatible splash shield installed on your vehicle. The wrong splash shield will not bed in properly on your car. Check your car's requirements in your car manual-it should have the undercarriage specifications that will help you choose which splash shield to get for your car. If you have the right splash shield installed but still can't get it to fit properly, check if the clips are put on properly.
Cracks on the splash shield's surface
Your car's engine splash shield is at an unfortunate location. Road chips, water, and mud can make the splash shield fragile, especially because they're usually made from plastic. Cracks are common occurrences, and while they can certainly be annoying, there is something that you can do to fix the problem. You need to check first how much damage was sustained. If there are only small cracks on the surface, you can easily seal them out with polyester resin. Just make sure to let the seal dry completely before sanding off the surface. However, if the cracks are huge and plenty, you need to have whole splash shield replaced.
Hanging on one side
Road bumps and sharp objects on the road can unfasten your car's splash shield. Those things may cause your splash shield to hang on one side only. If this problem doesn't get fixed immediately, you just might lose the whole splash shield while driving. You can reattach the shield to the vehicle by adjusting the clips that hold the splash shield in place.