My skid plate from Diesel Geek has arrived. I figured its a whole lot cheaper than buying a new oil pan or even a whole new engine. There is an OEM add on available from the New Beetle convertible that fits all MK4 Jetta/Golfs (2.0, 1.8T, 2.8, 3.2) as well but its heavier and more expensive. I had a close encounter due to a friend not knowing where reverse is on my car which caused some DEEP scratches on the oil pan. I figured why take the chance a second time.
Top view of the skid plate and accessories.
Now I just gotta figure out what this piece is and where to attach it. Unfortunately, Diesel Geek did not include any instructions .