Removing a Heatshield

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Chris_2oo6, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. Is it safe to do so??

    The heatshield on my cat is rattling like a ****, very annoying
  2. what car?

    in most cases there is no problem,but,look out for rubber hoses or parts that may get burnt thru when you remove this?

    or an even better suggestion,secure it on properly ;)
  3. and as with anything..
  4. Is this on your exhaust by any chance ?

    Mine started rattling on a new cat, remove by brother in law with a big hammer and a gs screwdriver

    No worrys !
  5. mines a focus st170 and that rattles the best advice i got was to wire it tight to the exhaust.
  6. its a mk2 saxo vtr

    just had a proper look now, seems that it isnt the heatshield

    but centre of the exhaust, where it connects to the cat convertor

    any ideas??? rattle seems to die down once the exhaust gets hot, still noticable but only slightly

  7. msr

    msr LE

    Have your car thoroughly checked before you part with your cash?

  8. was fine when i got it and was checked over

    no big dramas anyway just me being picky

    an 8 yr old car isnt going to sound brand new, although id like it to
  9. to be honest you'd need to get someone there that knows what their looking at to find where the rattles coming from
  10. Might be the cat.
  11. could be a loose screw that vibrates due to sound resonance (sp) from the exhaust,but you cant tell by someone posting on the internet saying 'my exhausts rattling'

    get someone who knows what to look for to have a look
  12. Have a look at this web site, I got a back box for a vectra from them for £25, Theyy are dirt cheap and they deliver to BFPO for £16 up to 10 KG of parts.

    I use them all the time and have NO problems with wrong parts etc....