W210 Estate Exhaust Heatshield

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by ShinyF1, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. ShinyF1

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    Still driving along country lanes and traced an annoying 'squeak' to a small heatshield (approx 8"x6" curved profile) above the exhaust tailpipes. I pulled it off as it was about to fall of its own accord.

    Will I cause any heat damage whilst this is not in place? I would have refixed it but one of the anchor points seems to have disappeared, which I think was the root cause of the problem. What do you recommend to solve it

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    it will need to be tack welded in place in that case... no damage if its not on the car for a while..
     
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    Hi
    Usually what happens is that the heat shield corrodes where the steel nut bolts it to the floor causing the heat shield to pull through the nut. I have put bigger washers on when this has happened. The heat shield is aluminium hence the corrosion when it is in contact with the steel nuts. If yours is a 7 seater it will result in an underfloor heating effect for their feet.:D

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    this exact thing has happened to my 210 estate .. fix just as above too .. not yet done, waiting to go to Steve
     
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