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Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:35 AM
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:01 PM
400 watt stero with a sub woofer
doesnt that increase vibrations?
I think washers would work best, what do u think? but is the problem that the heatshields are rusted? and need to be cut off, soo hmm:-\
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:14 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:38 PM
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:46 PM
I haven't actually looked at mine to see where they're rattling at so I don't know if I can get a hose clamp on there, but if it's possible I'd probably just undo it and open it up, slip it around or whatever and then reassemble and draw 'er down.
The sheilds are fairly robust, thats why whenver i see the hose clamp im a little
i cant even bend them with pliers where they ratle, so i dont see hoe a hose clamp would bend them
Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:50 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:39 AM
On my previous car (92 Eclipse), the shield over the muffler broke off on one side one day and I had a HORRIBLE rattle in the back. Thought the car was going to fall apart. Brought it Midas to see what they could do. Guy put it on the lift, broke off the remaining part that was attached, lowered the lift and said, "All fixed, no charge"..
From what I've heard, the Japanese manufacturers are more concerned with heat problems than other companies and they over-do it, so it's safe to remove them if they're a problem.
Guess it depends on if you're driving through tall, dry grass and like to park often with the engine running in them though..
edit: how did this get out of order?!
Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:34 AM
Are you talking of that short approx. 90 deg bend right where the exhaust attaches to the engine? My 97 has/had rattles from those pieces as well. I don't know just how they are attached, as it is under the shields, but I assume it is the same tactic as the other shields.
Mine rattle where they curve up fight before the engine. How does one affix a hose clamp there?
When I got my car at 2 yo, I noticed that someone had ingeniously used the "nail" approach to quiet these shields. A picture would be worth a thousand words here, but I'll try to describe. What they did was to use a screw (about #8 or 10, 1.5 or 2" long) and screw it into this short shield at about a 30 deg angle (from horizontal, pointed up towards the front of the car) at the lowest part of the shield and where this short first shield butts with the next sheild on the pipe. The screw was turned into the little gap where the 2 halfs of the short first shield come together. In other words, the screw is wedged against the exhaust pipe itself and the 2 halves of the shield itself. In order to screw into this spot, the head end of the screw will be pressing against the next piece of heat shield. It serves to 'wedge' and tighten everything up.
The original screws rotted away a couple of times and I've had to redo it. Last time, I picked up some stainless steel screws. They should last a long time. Nice and quiet so far.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 04:26 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:06 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:40 PM
On my car, i'm using twisted baling wire to hold them on, but they rattle anywase. It really doesn't matter much, everything else on the car makes noise, why shouldn't the exhaust?
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