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Squeaking exhaust, crossover, heat shields

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by ploose, May 15, 2016.

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    ploose Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hello folks

    I get squeaking from somewhere in the exhaust system mostly 2k-2.5k rpm under throttle. I think it might be the heat shields. Had it with the original MG exhaust but also now on my Agostinies. Tightened bolts etc but to no avail. Any remedies?
     
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    Noises are nearly impossible to diagnose via the net... But I'd start with just checking to see where/if there is any metal to metal contact. Assuming it is on the rear covers(?). The front has a fiberous washer on the very front mount. All the rest are spacer clips. Perhaps just pushing on them will let you know where the noise may be coming from.
     
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    ploose Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Todd, I discovered that the small heat shield (right exhaust) touches the right foot board / break pedal. For some reason the right exhaust pipe gets very close to the break pedal and my heat shield was touching the lower part of the break pedal. I fixed it by bending the heat shield's lower front corner inwards (away) from the break pedal, see pics attached.
     

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    Very good... thanks for posting. That front heat shield stud should have a fibrous washer under it, which may be why it was touching. I highly recommend red loctite on that bolt, and keep an eye on that stud for cracking around the weld.
     

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