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Re: Heat shield

> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 19:49:06 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Shane Allen Snyder" <snyders2@pilot.msu.edu>
> Subject: Heat shield
> I am replacing the rear muffler on my 86 4kcsq.  I noticed the aluminum heat
> shield is falling off.  Is that thing important?  Any ideas how to repair it
> it is important?

I would keep it. BTW, I have the same problem on my car. I will probably fix it
by patching the holes with aluminum sheet metal pieces using aluminum pop
rivets, and making new holes for the mounting screws. I would also put
insulation (electrical) under those steel mounting nuts, as it seems to me,
that I had galvanic corrosion from the dissimilar metals (steel nut, aluminum
shield, and lots of salt during the winters).

Good luck, Peter

Peter E. Orban
National Research Council of Canada
e-mail: peter.orban@nrc.ca