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Old 08-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Request for bolt guidance - heatshield to muffler

Hi all,

Somehow, a bolt holding my exhaust system heatshield to the muffler has dissapeared during my travels. This has made the car develop a nasty/trashy rattle.

Does anyone know the size/length/setup of this bolt? I'm asking while at work - if this fails, I'll pull the other side and go to a shop to get a matching version

And if that fails, JB Weld! Hehehe

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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the only heat shields that bolt to the exhaust are for the cats, so i'll assume this is what you're referring to. they should be M6x1.0 and 12mm long.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Are you sure...

more importantly, are you sure the bolt is gone? Usually what happens is the shield corrodes (due to the different metals - alum & steel) and the ensuing hole causes it to fall from the bolt. If such the case w/ yours as it has for so many others, just pick up some fender washers to put on the bolt and reattached heat shield.

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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When I looked for what was rattling (and evaluated whether I could simply bend it out of the way) I saw a clear bolt hole going through the heat shield and down into the exhaust. I will re-evaluate

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