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Is it ok to drive on the motorway with your shield being a bit loose on the exhaust as i want to drive to somerset for the weekend? And from where i live its 139 miles away.

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A loose heat shield is mostly a nuisance. It can't be repaired without spot welding it back into place. I prefer to remove the shield to eliminate the noise it makes when it vibrates. Leaving it in place won't effect how the car drives and is safe to travel.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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You can easily re-secure the shield using short self tapping screws and a drill.
You can drive with it loose but it may drive you crazy with the rattling!!! The lower half is not really important unless you drive in high dry grass, so if its too rotted to re-attach just cut it off!!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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