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    driving down the road to the shop just........could hear this horrible noise....sounded like metal dragging along the floor......shot round to the inlaws house and had a look under the car........huge sheet of rusty a55 metal hanging off the back box....looked like some kinda outer skin to the rear silencer hanging off onto the floor.... well not impressed

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    Vehicle : VXR8 6.0 muscle SRI ESTATE XP1

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    that sounds like a heat shield bud
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    na it was underneath the exhaust....the heat shield`s still there above the back box.....looked like the thing had like a double skin cos it was dead thin stuff

    oh well whatever it is the back box still sounds fine.....so i chopped it off and it seems ok,and no more dragging rusty crap
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    Common problem m8 as its double skinned as you said,maybe time for a new s/s system........

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    maybe time for a new s/s system........

    yeah its on my list........as long as it`s ok 4 now i`m gonna keep it till it drops off or lotto win

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    This will be the heat shield that sits above the exhaust system mine dropped down a few weeks backs around the 2 back boxes and spare wheel well.

    I found that around the securing nuts the heatshield had corroded, i just loosened all the nuts off and put big washers on and hey presto the heat shield is now all secure, a handfull off washers and half an hour of your time is better than a new exhaust

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