Gluing exhaust heat shield on
What car is it?
I had it happen on a heavily modified fiesta, standard heat shield over the back box on a £700 exhaust system.
I took it to the tuning shop that did most of the work for me, and the owner just ragged it off completely and said ‘problem solved’.
Never caused any issues.
Also any excuse to post some exhaust porn.. Can you guess which one was the standard exhaust?
I miss that car!
Posted 1 month ago
It’s an Alfa Mito QV, I know I could probably get away without it but would rather get it on properly with new studs. but doesn’t look like its happening if i cant get it in the garage i trust.Posted 1 month ago
also cant even slide it off and deal with it some other time wont get over the boxandylMember
You want to glue it to the car? Something silicone would be my advice due to the warmth. https://www.everbuild.co.uk/product/heat-resistant-silicone/
Something I have used before called Stixall. I used to it to glue radiators to the walls of flat after it was tanked! But only rated to 100 degcPosted 1 month agormacattackMember
been here myself, was worried mot would flank it up or as it was near the fuel tank i was worried about heat. lots said just leave it off, i got this and its brilliant.Posted 1 month agodownhillfastMember
The wire option has worked for me in the past, it’ll stop it rattling and won’t melt.
Ripping the annoying heat shield off also works.
Had a Friend who used cable ties when the exhaust mount broke on the back box. Needless to say it lasted about 3 miles and left nice smelly plastic goo on the back box 😆Posted 1 month agoSaccadesMember
I used coffee cans, it’s plastic coated aluminium so gets around the galvanic rusting.
I cut them up to make big washer type things so the bolt can hold the mesh again. Lasted another 80k miles before the thrust release bearings went in the gearbox/clutch writing it off.Posted 1 month agoNorthwindSubscriber
Like above, just rip it off, their entire purpose (in the UK at least) is to cause an annoying rattle after 10 years then mutilate your hands while you remove it. Oh and sometimes they make it really awkward to adjust the handbrake
grahamh – Member
What glue did NASA use to fix the heat tiles onto the space shuttle?
What every it was try that.
That way, next time it falls off everyone aboard will diePosted 1 month agoStuueySubscriber
Had this happen to my car. It’s not bolted on but pushed onto studs, which look like rusted bolts but are fine. The fixing washers have rusted away and the heat shield has fallen past them. I pulled the old washers off (all but one which wouldn’t budge) treated the posts with some anti rust stuff. Bought some generic fixing washers from eBay and fixed it back on.Posted 1 month ago
Stuuey – Member
Had this happen to my car. It’s not bolted on but pushed onto studs, which look like rusted bolts but are fine. The fixing washers have rusted away and the heat shield has fallen past them. I pulled the old washers off (all but one which wouldn’t budge) treated the posts with some anti rust stuff. Bought some generic fixing washers from eBay and fixed it back on.
That’s exactly what it is, I thought it was rusted bolts! The heat shield is still in good condition with the old washers attached just with no grip.
Had no idea press fit washers were a thing, ordered some from ebay, wouldn’t get it done this weekend anyway I’m not lying in the snow/slush to do it.
Sneaky bonus pic included,Posted 1 month ago
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