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    Cat Heat Shield Rattle

    Ok, i have had this problem since i bought the car and now its getting on my rag more than ever.
    One of the bolts securing the heat shield/guard has rusted and sheared off, meaning when the car is at idle, it vibrates and makes a horrendous metal on metal din.

    Is there any way i can sort this short of drilling out the sheared bolt? or can i simply take it off and do without? will this cause any problems?

    thanks

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    You can do without but the heat will transfer to the floor pan and the interior might get a little hot lol.

    You could get a spot of weld put on it to fix it in place.

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    My Bad....its not the shield between the cat and the floor pan....its the guard thats underneath the Cat. Is this just a stone guard or something?

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    I see yeh not sure what its for, maybe just a shield against damage I guess. Still would suggest a weld, would be easiest I reackon.

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    wouldnt fancy driving into a petrol station without that shield have u seen a cat glow when the cars been ragged?

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    Take it off i did, mine rattled like hell, only there to stop mechanics burning themself's.

 

 

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