Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23-11-2013   #1
Rust never sleeps
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 86
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
fiatritmo has donated!
Norway 
Metal band around the 1.6 cat

See the metal band or "clip" that I've highlighted in the attached picture (which I lifted from eBay, by the way ).

Does anyone know what the purpose of this is? My guess is that it's used to fasten the heat shield, am I right?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stilo-cat-thing.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	52.0 KB
ID:	126891  
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

fiatritmo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-11-2013   #2
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coventry
Posts: 2,544
Thanks: 118
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

bolts to a bracket that bolts to the block just to stop it flexing i believe its a big ol'weight to be slung off solely the manifold studs
Thanks fiatritmo thanked for this post
__________________
Rich (Stain)
'02 Stilo, 1.6, Dynamic, Black, 3 door, Full Leather
'99 Coupe, 2.0 20v VIS, Portofino Blue, 2 door, Full Leather
OBD2 Diagnostic Codes
Throttle and MAP Relearn Procedures
richydraper is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-11-2013   #3
Rust never sleeps
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 86
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
fiatritmo has donated!
Norway 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Thanks.

I don't suppose anyone knows whether the two holes on the lower end of the heat shield (see the attached pic, again lifted from an eBay ad) are used to fasten the heat shield somehow? If so, what is it fastened to? Or do these holes serve no such purpose at all?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stilo-heat-shield.png
Views:	21
Size:	412.4 KB
ID:	126896  
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

fiatritmo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-11-2013   #4
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coventry
Posts: 2,544
Thanks: 118
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Yup... there should be studs in the manicat. The sheild locates on the studs and then its a nut and washer/flange nut to secure
__________________
Rich (Stain)
'02 Stilo, 1.6, Dynamic, Black, 3 door, Full Leather
'99 Coupe, 2.0 20v VIS, Portofino Blue, 2 door, Full Leather
OBD2 Diagnostic Codes
Throttle and MAP Relearn Procedures
richydraper is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-11-2013   #5
Rust never sleeps
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 86
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
fiatritmo has donated!
Norway 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Quote Originally Posted by richydraper View Post
Yup... there should be studs in the manicat. The sheild locates on the studs and then its a nut and washer/flange nut to secure
I know there are three studs at the top of the manicat, but I cannot see anything at the bottom?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

fiatritmo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-11-2013   #6
NobodyBlamesTheHappyGuy!
 
Morty Mort's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 69 North
Posts: 2,771
Thanks: 126
Trader Rating: 1
Morty Mort has donated!
Norway 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Quote Originally Posted by fiatritmo View Post
Thanks.

I don't suppose anyone knows whether the two holes on the lower end of the heat shield (see the attached pic, again lifted from an eBay ad) are used to fasten the heat shield somehow? If so, what is it fastened to? Or do these holes serve no such purpose at all?
Jeg vet / I know. Had to get this shield on and off when I mounted the engine heater.

http://www.fiatforum.com/stilo-guide...il-top-up.html
Thanks fiatritmo thanked for this post
__________________
jet blue. eibach pro system. omp bar. gsr in. supersprint out. hella eyes. phoenix gold watts.

member of the 5-door massive attack.
Morty Mort is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-11-2013   #7
Rust never sleeps
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 86
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
fiatritmo has donated!
Norway 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Takker/thanks . From what I can tell, my heat shield does not have a bolt where the "bolt 2" arrow is on your picture, and I wonder if that may (at least partially) be the reason why I have this very annoying resonance at ~ 2800 RPM that nobody seems to be able to locate the cause of...

__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

fiatritmo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-11-2013   #8
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Painting pigs blue
Posts: 260
Thanks: 11
Trader Rating: 0
Dominican Republic 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

I think there's a bracket bolted onto the engine block. Should have asked last week - had my car on the ramp refitting these very bolts after a head rebuild & could have checked!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

maggers is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 26-11-2013   #9
NobodyBlamesTheHappyGuy!
 
Morty Mort's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 69 North
Posts: 2,771
Thanks: 126
Trader Rating: 1
Morty Mort has donated!
Norway 
Re: Metal band around the 1.6 cat

Quote Originally Posted by maggers View Post
I think there's a bracket bolted onto the engine block. Should have asked last week - had my car on the ramp refitting these very bolts after a head rebuild & could have checked!
Yes, it's s bracket of some sort - with threads, so no need to fiddle with the nuts.
Thanks fiatritmo thanked for this post
__________________
jet blue. eibach pro system. omp bar. gsr in. supersprint out. hella eyes. phoenix gold watts.

member of the 5-door massive attack.
Morty Mort is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One man band Honeymonster Leisure Lounge 0 05-06-2012 01:40
(T) Metal on Metal rattle in front of the car - Known issue? spyshagg Stilo 9 29-06-2010 12:44
Tribute Band Dobby Leisure Lounge 13 08-01-2008 23:25
a band? you are not in a band.... Jai Leisure Lounge 29 21-11-2006 16:30
help naming band... CinquePunto Leisure Lounge 4 14-02-2006 12:45