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Hi all, I am hoping this is a stupid question I have a 53 plate 2.0 GTV JTS, on the under side of the engine there is a black plactic cover that covers half of the underside of the engine on the passenger side. I had some work done on the car and now I cant remember if there was one on the drivers side making two seperate covers. Can someone put my mind at rest before I ring them up and make myself look stupid! Thanks.
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I'm not too sure I'm afraid as I don't have one. However I enquired with an Alfa dealer and the undertray costs £190 from them and I got the impression there's only one piece!
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I've seen mention of 51 plate, 52 plate, 53 etc here recently and being from Ireland its over my head? I thought license plates in the UK were done on the initial letter more or less?
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Not any more, we ran out of letters! 0 means winter, 5 means summer and the last number is the year hence 53 is summer 2003. Easy huh?!
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You guys got six seasons over there or something? 0 to 5, what's that all about??
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Lol... No its only 0 or 5..

Not 0-5... that would be mental.
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Lol... No its only 0 or 5..

Not 0-5... that would be mental.
The idea being that when we get to "09" & "59" that we then move on to "10" & "60", etc..
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The idea being that when we get to "09" & "59" that we then move on to "10" & "60", etc..
Ahhhhh, I see. Well that is REALLY simple then, isn't it? I mean, it's much clearer than using 01 for 2001, 02 for 2002 etc......
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Ahhhhh, I see. Well that is REALLY simple then, isn't it? I mean, it's much clearer than using 01 for 2001, 02 for 2002 etc......
"01" would have been 2001 and "02" 2002, but we change plates twice a year. So "01" for early 2001 & "51" for late 2001, etc..
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"01" would have been 2001 and "02" 2002, but we change plates twice a year. So "01" for early 2001 & "51" for late 2001, etc..
I knew about the twice a year thing, but what's with that?

I mean, it's only to support the motor industry so people can feel good about have a brand new car twice a year rather than just once, isn't it? Is there any logical reason for changing plates twice a year?
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Getting back to the original question, my 2001 GTV came with the 1/2 size plastic undertray from new.
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I knew about the twice a year thing, but what's with that?

I mean, it's only to support the motor industry so people can feel good about have a brand new car twice a year rather than just once, isn't it? Is there any logical reason for changing plates twice a year?
i thought it was to stop the rush once a year, how nieve of me
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