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Who else has removed the Catalytic converter shield from under the cat?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3mad_dude, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. s3mad_dude
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    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    The catalytic converter underside shield has started vibrating. I've just been under the car and only two bolts out of five still attach it to the cat. I've removed these bolts (one broke off) and I removed the shield. In order to refit it I will need to drill out the remainder of the four bolt threads.

    Is it worth re-attaching the shield or can I leave it off and save a bit of weight ;-)
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  2. CMcKenzie
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    Mine did the same, never reattached it, that was a year and a half ago.
    Callum.
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    ToonRing-G Audi Virgin

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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    mine rattled aswell, so I got a dp, decat, and milltek lol suppose removing it woulda been cheaper lol
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    [Jan 22, 2014]
    i also removed mine had no issues since
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    Same here.
    Rattled so removed it and all is good now.
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  6. s3mad_dude
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    s3mad_dude Noggies ruuuule!

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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    Yeah maybe on a nice sunny warm day I'll jack it up and drill the rusty bolts out and re-attach, but for now I'll just take advantage of the reduced weight ;-)

    Cheers all
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    [Jan 23, 2014]
    I don't have one on mine, if anyone wants to free up some garage space and donate one I'll look after it :)
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