Underside Trim Damage

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Underside Trim Damage

Post by ant_in_wales » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:55 am

Oh no!
I love my XE, and after only a week I've damaged the underside trim, possibly going down a steep driveway.
I've attached a photo - does anyone know the name of the affected part?
It's on the underside, underneath the passenger door.
Is this trim important, or can it wait for the service in four months?
Is this a job for a general bodywork garage, or a job for the dealer?
Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 am

Feel for you but these things happen from time to time. Hard to tell from the photo but it looks as if you had a bit of luck and if I'm visualising correctly I think the atf cooler looks undamaged. As for the plastic parts then I suspect your dealer will order and fit. I would also imagine the sill will simply need a bit of tlc and repaint. Shouldn't cost too much but it's a Jag so that could be wishful thinking. As for when to get it done, I think I would be very aware the atf cooler is now very vunerable so I would suggest get it done sooner rather than later.
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by mash101_98 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:20 am

Must be gutted!

How steep was the drive? Every time I go over a sleeping policemen in my Fiesta I worry about what will happen with such things when I get my Jaguar.

My drive is downhill towards the house. :|
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by ant_in_wales » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:30 am

I AM gutted.
One week!
I suppose first month is when you find out what you can't do any more.
Thank you for the advice- I hadn't even heard of the ATF cooker!
Although it is winter in Wales ...
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by ant_in_wales » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Thanks for identifying the ATF cooler, BRC, at least I was able to sound knowledgable with the mechanic I know.
He thinks he can fix it up,or order new trim, and 2 weeks without it shouldn't be too bad (I don't it protects the ATF cooler much)
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Good to hear it's in hand. Have to say the ATF cooler is somewhat exposed and I'm surprised others haven't raised concerns about its location.
Let's hope the fix is straightforward and doesn't bash the wallet too much.
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by Domfow » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:07 pm

BRC wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Good to hear it's in hand. Have to say the ATF cooler is somewhat exposed and I'm surprised others haven't raised concerns about its location.
Let's hope the fix is straightforward and doesn't bash the wallet too much.
The Cooler is exposed as I found out to my expense over Christmas see link

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1666&start=40#p80973

to replace the Cooler is £445 and your car is immediately declared illegal (Jaguar assist said I couldn't drive it and it was taken away on a flatbed) on the road as the car is dripping diesel directly onto the road, that may cause other road users (especially bikes) a major accident.
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:18 pm

I honestly believed that was the ATF cooler. I can't understand why you would have a cooler on diesel fuel :?
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by BRC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:43 pm

Looking at the workshop manual it does appear as if it is a diesel fuel cooler. Why would you cool diesel fuel? Seems the ATF cooler is nearer the front of the car as per the following detail item 9:
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Re: Underside Trim Damage

Post by PaulC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:13 pm

BRC wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Why would you cool diesel fuel?
The obvious answer; so it's not hot ;-)

It cools the potentially hot diesel returned from the engine before it goes back in to the tank. Rather than cooling the diesel going to the engine (that would be pointless).

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