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Cat Heat Shield Rattle

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by LordNelson, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. LordNelson

    LordNelson Member

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    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 :think:
     
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  3. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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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.
     
  4. LordNelson

    LordNelson Member

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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?
     
  5. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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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.
     
  6. S3Lee

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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? :unsure:
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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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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