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Old 10-28-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Smile Boxster S Exhaust Rattle...

Hi all,

I'm about to pick up a 2002 Boxster S I've just bought, and I can't wait.

Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions as to what can be causing the exhaust to rattle gently at a standstill?

I haven't had a look at it yet, but I have heard stories of cats going, but also of it being heatshields.

Any ideas, and prices?

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Eddie.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I'm about to pick up a 2002 Boxster S I've just bought, and I can't wait.

Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions as to what can be causing the exhaust to rattle gently at a standstill?

I haven't had a look at it yet, but I have heard stories of cats going, but also of it being heatshields.

Any ideas, and prices?

Regards,

Eddie.
It can be any number of things causing the rattle... A loose heatshield, clamp, connection pipe, or even a broken baffle inside the muffler or loose parts inside the cat converter. The only way you're gonna find out is to get under the car and start shaking the pieces to see if anything is loose or banging at those parts with a rubber mallot to see if you can isolate the noise.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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When Boxtaboy says "heat shield" note that there are two kinds. The thin aluminum ones that are bendy and the steel ones that make those rattles.

If you find one is loose, take a hammer and whack it a couple of times to bend it and tighten it up.

This is one time when using a hammer on a Porsche is authorized
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #4
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I have 2 Boxster S cats that are in good condition if you want to buy them
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Smile Donít bother with the hammer

Donít bother with the hammer. I used 2 large jubilee clips these were easy to fit take about 15 minutes. I had mine fitted 8 months ago and there still isnít a rattle.

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Old 01-31-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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sounds like heat shields. 2 of mine are loose, one on the passenger cat and the other is on the pipe leading to the cat. I haven't put much thought into the one ont he pipe, but i'll prob hit it with a hammer.
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Most likely heat shields on the cats.

Unless you are emissions tested, do what a few of us have done and install bypass pipes to delete the cats. The sound is better, weight is reduced, and power is (slightly) increased.
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rattle

Had a rattle from rear cat found it to be the lamber sensor probe loose tightened it up and the rattle has gone. You will find the sensor above the cat
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