What a Dieselgeek Panzer Skid Plate will do for you:
Give Peace of Mind. The stock belly pan offers no protection against broken oil pans.
Save you money. Replacing oil pans, stock belly pans or complete engines is expensive.
Save you time. Have you ever lost an oil pan? It is such a time wasting ordeal, especially on an Audi A4.
Protect the environment. Hundreds of gallons of motor oil is spilled on the road every year from broken Passat oil pans.
- Keep snow and ice out of the engine bay.
TDI Passat owners can change their oil from the top of the engine bay since the oil filter is right up top.
A Pela 6000 oil extraction device (or similar) may be purchased from oilchangekits.com to allow you to suck all of the used oil out of the dipstick tube.
If you drive a gasoline model you will need to remove the Panzer Plate to change your oil as the oil filter is located at the bottom of the engine bay. Not to worry since removal and reinstallation of the Panzer Plate is easier than stock!
Ground clearance and total weight:
The Panzer Plate has as much ground clearance as the stock plastic belly pan. The Panzer Plate weighs in at only 12 pounds. It’s a must-have for any Passat owner!
$9.99 Supersaver FedEx Ground shipping to US addresses is now available (to lower 48 states). To get an exact shipping quote for international delivery, add the plate to the shopping cart, go to the shopping cart page and input your country, province and postal code and click "Get Shipping Options".
Click here for a printable PDF install guide. (Printed instructions are not provided with kit.)
Rivnut Installation Principle