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Embarrassing rattle from engine: CURED!

Hello,

I had the exhaust manifold heat shield replaced two days ago, because the rattling became unbearable and quited embarrassing.....The new ones seems much much better in terms of build quality and materials, although time will tell. FYI, it cost 31pounds (inc VAT) from the Alfaworkshop (although EBSpares gave me a similar quote)

However, the rattle came back today, although not as bad. I got the car up with a friend (bless him!) and we discovered that the rattling was caused from the exhaust flex pipe.

THE CURE: We used a metal hose clamp on the flex pipe, and the rattle has gone! completely! I dont know how long it is going to last, but I dont mind doing it again!

Hope this helps!

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Re: Embarrassing rattle from engine: CURED!

But sooner or later you have to replace the exhaust pipe with the flex piece in it, an expensive part !!!

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Re: Embarrassing rattle from engine: CURED!

http://www.eu.tenneco-automotive.com/latestnews2113.htm

Hopefully the flex parts will be more readily available.
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...OMOBOX:NEWLIST
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Re: Embarrassing rattle from engine: CURED!

chances are it will be the mounting bracket form that part of the exhaust onto the back of the gearbox, ive had the same prob with mine after fitting a replacement pipe the brackets dont quite match up
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Re: Embarrassing rattle from engine: CURED!

think the bracket RyanC refers to is the bit that sheered off my 156 1.8 SW yesterday. Local "garage" said "not serious" or expensive - haven't had time to look myself but my own rattling (which I put down to the shield haveing corroded around one its top bolts and being loose as a result) diminshed as a result which is doubly weird
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