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Old 08-11-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default In the process of removing all exhaust shielding...

So ive been removing all the heat shielding that was wrapped around the exhaust manifold.

Ive removed all of it before the two sides collect together. Now there is a large shield bolted on beyond the 2 into 1 collection that looks like it is covering a cat. Is this the primary cat and the smaller one right behind it is the secondary?

I can see some sort of sensor plugged into it.

Will it be alright if i remove the shielding? I still have a pretty good rattle going on down there.

I know the cat is one of the hottest elements of a running car, should i just leave the shielding on and get used to the noise?
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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nevermind, i found the answer
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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what did the rattling noise end up being because i have it to
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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exhaust heat shields, and people have removed the shield i was asking about without adverse affects
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:30 PM   #5
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So the answer you found is presumably "it's ok to remove the shielding".
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:37 AM   #6
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There are metal straps under and inside the metal shielding that break over time and allow the outside sheet metal shields to rattle against the pipes. I used ss pipe clamps around the ends of the shields and got no more rattles but some people have removed them entirely.

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Alex - 1
heat shield - 5 or 6

finnaly got the bottom off, burned my arm on my work light a couple times, got pretty dirty

now the top part, is the easiest way to remove it is to unbolt the cat?
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:41 AM   #8
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I actually just used a short sawzall blade and cut the exhaust shield off the bottom, then twisted the top shield up and sliced it off. It looks a bit ghetto up close, but then no-one's looking underneath this car.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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So ive been removing all the heat shielding that was wrapped around the exhaust manifold.

Ive removed all of it before the two sides collect together.
i most definitely have a rattle coming from the shielding on the manifold runners, before the combine. i "fixed" it temporarily on a couple occasions with hose clamps and such, but the rattle is persistent and i'm tiring of it.

how closely do the manifold tubes run to the steering rack boots on yours? i know on mine, the heat shield is about 1/2 th 3/4 of an inch from the boots. my concern is that cutting the heat shield off will eventually melt the boots, which i really don't want to do. have you had a problem with this yet?
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #10
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You won't melt the boots.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #11
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cool. i didn't figure there would be a problem, but i just wanted to check and make sure before i go hacking away. thanks.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:02 PM   #12
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The answer on here was left at a "Presumably".

So, it's ok to remove the shields with no side effects at all? Will it change the sound at all?
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:14 AM   #13
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no, i removed my heat shield near the axleback and no more rattle
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:54 AM   #14
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The answer on here was left at a "Presumably".

So, it's ok to remove the shields with no side effects at all? Will it change the sound at all?
If you do a search, the answer on here is "No problems with removing heatshields". It is more work to do than just clamping the shields, but you will never have to get under the car again to reclamp them.

The only sound that will change is you will avoid having the shields clanking around. It's purely an aesthetic "mod".
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #15
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Thanks huffer.

Maybe that's a project for me today.
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^^ no worries.
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