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I have a 2023 lariat power boost. Going to do an oil change and I realize I don't have the large fiber board / felt splash guard held on by the four 8 mm bolts that I have seen in the YouTube videos for doing an oil change. Of course all of the videos are 21 or 22 models. The truck is only 2 months old so I contact the dealer. The dealer is going to look out on the lot to see if he has another 23 power boost to see if that is something that got deleted. Does the 23 PB have that splash card?
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I don't think they are on a truck by default, although I'm not completely sure if it's just trim level dependant, or perhaps more granular than that. (4WD, FX4, etc)

But with the never ending supply chain issues that automotive manufacturers face, I bet the criteria is a moving target.

There's a bunch of them, "the diaper", brand new sitting in garages after the first oil change. :)
 

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Mine had it..
 
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Thanks. I will tell the dealer that I know of a 23 PB that did have it.
 
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I don't think they are on a truck by default, although I'm not completely sure if it's just trim level dependant, or perhaps more granular than that. (4WD, FX4, etc)

But with the never ending supply chain issues that automotive manufacturers face, I bet the criteria is a moving target.

There's a bunch of them, "the diaper", brand new sitting in garages after the first oil change. :)
There's a lot of stuff under there that is exposed. hoses, coils, etc. It isn't protection from something big, but running over a small piece of metal etc., could provide some protection from a punctured hose. I would guess the 2022 has the same guard since I don't think the frame and mounting holes changed.
 

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I don't think mine has it either but not entirely sure where it's supposed to be. I just see a tin cover on the bottom but it's open in the front.
 
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Thats crazy. I think there should be one there.
 
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That's nice. I may end up getting one of those if the dealer doesn't give me one.
 

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I don't think mine has it either but not entirely sure where it's supposed to be. I just see a tin cover on the bottom but it's open in the front.
It basically extends from the rear of the oil pan to the rear of the transmission pan.
If it were an actual skid plate, you'd consider it as transmission protection.
 
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About 3/8" thick. About 3'x4'? I'm estimating. I don't have one. Snake would know.
 
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If you see a YouTube 21 or 22 PB oil change, its the first thing to be removed.
 

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About 3/8" thick. About 3'x4'? I'm estimating. I don't have one. Snake would know.
Snake has 2 of them in the barn.
If I thought it offered enough protection to warrant the trouble of taking it off/on 4 or 5 times a year, they wouldn't be on the shelf. :)

I DON'T like not having real protection for the plastic transmission pan though. I need to pony up for that sweet plate that has the oil change access door in it.
 
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Perhaps i should investigate one of those.
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