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Just completed timing belt and coolant service on my friend’s 07 OB 2.5 SOHC. I have been servicing this car since 2012 right after dealer replaced head gaskets. For the first time I realized it does not have an engine under cover with the hatch to access oil filter. It does have the side mud covers...had to remove passenger side to access radiator drain. I’m guessing dealer removed undercover while doing head gasket job and did not bother replacing it. I assume this car came with an undercover because it shows on the parts list. Actually, two different undercover are called out so who knows which is the right one. Is it possible this car was not fitted with an undercover? Thanks.
 

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Her car has these 56410AG10A, B for left and right side. These are the numbers for the undercover which covers the center: 56410AG08F ; 56410AG08A; 56410AG08B; 56410AG08C; 56410AG08D; 56410AG08E. The one image of this carticle very shows it has wings which seem like they would duplicate the side mud covers she has. So, I’m wondering if they came one way or the other. You either got the two mud covers on each side leaving the oil filter exposed or you got the undercover with wings which has a hatch to access oil filter.
 

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Just talked with Subie dealer where she bought it new. This car comes only with the side mud guards, no center cover. Mystery solved. Again, I have never seen so many variations on a car theme. Subie must have the most complicated parts inventory system known to mankind. Thanks for your help.
 

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Do you mean the skid plate? Heres a diagram if it helps: http://opposedforces.com/parts/lega...under_cover_and_exhaust_cover/illustration_1/

I just crawled under my new to me 2009 2.5i and found mine didn't have it either. I thought it had gotten ripped off ( another user here said that was likely the case) but it's interested to hear that maybe it actually didn't come with it. Picture of mine attached for comparison.
Subaru calls it a front under cover. I wouldn’t call it a skid plate considering it is plastic. Your car looks exactly like my friend’s.
 

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My '09 2.5i looks just like that...nothing in the middle. I don't believe there was anything in the middle on mine when it came from the factory since I do not see any place where it would bolt or clip to. If you're worried about it, RalliTEK and Primitive make aluminum skid plates that cover that space... :)
Good info but owner is 72 and drives 5k miles per year, mostly shuttling grandkids to/from school.
 
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