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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 21-01-2008, 08:22 Thread Starter
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Foil exhaust heat shield

Hi All

Had a search, can not find an answer....

The foil heatshield on the CDT - what does it protect ?

Reason I ask is mine has just got mangled and I was wondering what would happen if I just removed it ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 21-01-2008, 21:30
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I don't think it makes that much difference whether you have it on or not. I had the flexi pipe changed on my car a few months ago and after they repaired it I was getting this terrible metal-on-metal noise. It turned out to be the heat shield vibrating against the exhaust as it was pushed on too close. In the garage they told me it wouldn't make a difference to take it off completely. So, I don't think it's worth stressing about if it's mangled.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 21-01-2008, 23:17
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The heatshield is exactly that. It shields the floor against heat radiated from the blistering hot catalyst and exhaust system. The temperature of the cab will be affected very slightly I suppose. I guess the underseal coating may suffer heat effects over the long term, but most cars manage without this refinement. It's primarily a refinement, like many aspects of these fine machines.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 22-01-2008, 11:48 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by T-Cut View Post
refinement. TC
That is why we like the 75.

I was trying hard to think if there was anything that might be upset by the heat eg Fuel tank ( but I know thats under the seat), brake pipe etc..

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