Been watching the Rattle underneath
thread with interest as I've had a rattle too.
Anyway got the car up on ramps for the first time today since I bought it last summer. I also replaced the oil (with some of that GM oil as recommended on another thread) and the filter, put a plastic shield around the wires by the aircon pipes as the outer covering was being rubbed away and then started looking to see if I could find my rattle.
My brake shields are still reasonably shiny so I'm guessing they've been replaced by the previous owner but I did find two things:
- a couple of clips that secure the plastic shields underneath were broken so those have been sorted
- similar to what Simon from the custom300cshop said in a post on the "Rattle underneath" thread the silver lining on the exhaust heatshield was a mess and hanging down; it was rubbing on the prop - thanks Simon for that idea.
However now I have one question. As I've had to removed the silver foil or whatever that shiny stuff is i.e. above the first exhaust box, I have the rest of the liner in place without that shiny top covering; so what I want to know is whether that's OK to leave or whether I need to replace the whole exhaust heat shield?
Anyone have any views on this?