General Exhaust Bracket Rusted!

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General Exhaust Bracket Rusted!

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my exhaust bracket on my cinq under the engine, has rusted through, and is causing one hell of a noise, I was trying to find a replacement one, but none on shop4parts and ebay.
I think it should be easyish to fit as the bolts dont seem to be that hard to shift,

any idea where i could find one??
 

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if thats the one i think it is, then i just took mine off :p mine didnt even had a bit going around the pipe anymore :D
 
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Just come back from getting the part from fiat, put some more WD40 on, but the bolts seem very good condition, gave one a go with a spanner, and it turned a bit, so (y) (y)

Thanks for the help
 
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Sorry to double post, but a new problem has come to the fore.

Changed the bracket, that sorted out one rattle, but the other rattle, seems to be coming from the heat shield around the catalytic converter , I put a peg into the gap and it has stopped rattling for now, but with Edinburgh roads i don't think it will stay in very long:bang: :bang:

Is there anything i can do to wedge or remove the heat shield, but i dont know how it is held on in the first place, and access is very tight.

Thanks in advance, I also uploaded some more photos , as you can see in the first picture , where the peg is lodged is the part that is rattling
 

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silicone sealant (y)

its often used to seal stainless pipes, as normal paste doesn't work very well, so i see no reason why it wouldn't be ok there.....thats a lot cooler than where my manifold ends, and that stood up ok.

Kristian
 

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heat sheilds are prity bendy,give her a slight tweek.

Also a peg has to be one of the best bodges ever :ROFLMAO:
 
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sorry about the late reply had to do a journey (450 miles) to go back to the house :bang: , kept banging in more pegs when they fell out :D

i will try to bend the shield to stop it rattling, and also as a double measure put some silicone sealant round it, that should get it sorted.

Cheers for your replys:slayer:
 

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just take it off. Mine was loose at one end on my first sporting.

All it is is a shield for the cat, its kinda hard to hit, my current cinq is lowered 40mm and i live in speed hump central and havent managed to hit it :p
 
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its also to keep water off the cat....if cold water hits it, it contracts, and crushes the internals.....bye bye cat.


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so it doesn't cook iteslf? Not much water would get throught the holes...imagine a bucket of water hittting a) no shield b) the shield with holes.

reckon there will be a BIG difference.

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The holes aid cooling an limit the amount of water spraying on the cat and so reduce the likelyhood of thermal shock.
 

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Im joining the rattly heatshield club to:D . only happens when im breaking and its bouncing around abit
 

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does it look like the welds holding the guard are on their way out? a quick wire brush over the part thats gone and a spot of mig weld will sort it.

I would have thought that pegs, and I assume they are wooden ones, would just burn away as the cat gets very hot indeed. Good bodge though, if it works!

nothing like a good bodger!! (y)
 
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