My 94 E420 has the plastic belly pan which extends from the front bumper to the rear of the engine. It has the propensity to fall down at inopportune times, despite my having ordered new hardware. I have been forced to employ a "Rube Goldberg" fix which includes some thin gauge wire, a washer, and a nut and bolt to keep everything tight. Is there any major downside to simply removing it altogether? I live in San Diego, so water, salt, etc. really are not a problem. I think my homebrew fix will hold everything together, but I just wonder what the major benefit is to keeping the belly pan.