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Old 02-09-2011, 05:51 PM
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Installing Oil Pan protector skid plate

The front arm of the OEM oil pan protector skid plate in the diagram doesn't fit into the slot on the car.

The arm meaning the arm that bolt #14 goes into. Seems the slot is too narrow. What am i doing wrong?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:00 PM
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Here is a picture of the part.

Along with the MB part #.

I have a 81 300CD.

Is the arm suppose to go into a slot. cuz it don't fit.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:56 PM
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Found this picture of the slot and the pan arm

comments?
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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The slot next to the arm is to access the spring clip nut #11 on the parts diagram.
That photo should give you a good clue how to attach your skid plate.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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see the little nuts in the drawings? they fit into those slots, the skid plate attaches to the nuts.
I took pictures of the skid plate I took off a parts car. I'll try to help you installing yours if I can.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:18 PM
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How's a spring clip nut work?

Nice pictures and nice diagram. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:39 PM
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Those nuts just clip on to the sheet metal. They're usually used when there's limited access for a regular nut with a wrench.
It looks like in your photo someone actually stuck a regular nut inside that slot.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:50 PM
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yeah I see. To keep the nut in place. just like my seat belt.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:23 PM
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clip orientation

Here's a picture of the clip in place on my skid plate. I took the picture tomorrow.

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