Nick Barrel: I noticed that there is no dust shield on the transmission. I've seen other cars without them, but should I be worried about this?
DavidWalker: I have no idea why it took almost 3 years to answer this question. I'm guessing it's not an urgent necessity to use the dust cover. Seeing the gears out there exposed to the elements is somewhat disconcerting, but i drove mine like that for years. I purchased an aftermarket cover and it scertainly dresses the transmission up. I'd recommend it.