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Old 10-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Exhaust heat shield, is this bad?

So the PO duct taped over the drain holes. I pulled it up, and in the rear/pass side, the hole was packed with dirt. I poked it to dig the dirt out, and stuck a key through to see how packed with dirt it was... Key went straight through... the heat shield over the exhaust...

I need to figure out how to clean this all up. I need a new muffler anyways. Is the hole in the shield ok? or do I need to replace that now too?

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Old 10-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Go buy some aluminum tape and put a few layers over that hole, it'll be fine. That particular heat shield is actually over the top of the catalytic converter which gets really hot, the muffler is to the rear of that.

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Old 10-29-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Thanks! Good call on the cat, I didnt actually get underneath as it was pouring/sleeting. I was only out side to see where the water was coming in around my dash. I'll clean up the hole and tape up the heat shield when this awful weather leaves.
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