Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
County: Kanton Sarajevo
I had the same noise. All the mechanics told me it's the heat shield, but it wasnt. I was emberessed too while driving down the road. It rattled only on about 3000 rpm.
It was an exhaust manifold holder. You can see it from under the car. Or when you remove the heat shield from under the bonnet.
It cracked and made that noise. I changed it and the noise was gone.
Tell me if you solved the problem.
Sorry for my english