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Old 19th June 2017, 02:50 PM
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Had a rattle when going over speed bumps which sounded like a heat shield. Took the car to a tyre and exhaust place near me and they lifted her and a tiny (between A5 - A4 paper size) heat shield had become loose and was resting on top of the exhaust. The tech got their pliers and bent/ripped it out before inspection if it can reattached . This heat shield protected the joint in the prop shaft. I don't think this will be a problem but I will have drop part, if not all, the exhaust to add a new shield.
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Old 19th June 2017, 03:52 PM
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How did that come loose???
Trying to remove them can be a pain when you intend to so how has this happened on its own?? Mystery.
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How did that come loose???
Trying to remove them can be a pain when you intend to so how has this happened on its own?? Mystery.
\_(ツ)_/ mystery to me also! Maybe I should get her lifted again and inspect the centre support bearing as that's above the shield.

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Old 19th June 2017, 09:09 PM
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Heat shields are generally fixed with a pretty poor type of rivet that are prone to failure. Heat shields are quite cheap but fitting will involve serious labour for access, might best left alone for now.
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Old 19th June 2017, 10:15 PM
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One of my Heat shields had worked itself loose too. It hadn't started rattling or anything, but the fastener wasn't holding it in place anymore. It's getting changed as a precaution while they fit the OEM exhaust.

I'd have a good snoop around the affected area, just in case something else caused it. If there's nothing immediately apparent, replace it and forget it.
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