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    X16SZR - Metallic rattle when revs drop

    Hi all,

    I have a metallic rattle when my revs drop (i.e when changing gear or after revving lightly while stationary).

    I have an incline it may be something to do with my exhaust, but have not found any loose items in there! Another suspect is the catalytic converter, could this cause it?

    It tends to happen when revved around 3000rpm, my engine the early 1.6 8v X16SZR, recent cambelt change and service etc. No problems after the cambelt change until now, so around 1500 miles trouble free since (Thats a year ).

    Any other ideas or help is appreciated


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    if u still have the original heatshield fitted to the manifold - check it aint that

    mine used to rattle like hell so i snapped it off and the sound was no more

    if it is the cat thats gone - i have a nice shiny 6month old sport cat front pipe in stainless steel u can have for 100 of your finest british pounds

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    Thanks mate, I have already replaced one bolt and added a nice big washer to the heatshield, but I might take that off completely tomorrow and see what happens!

    I need a new cat anyway, but don't want to pay extra for more noise


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    hi maskell

    i have a 1.6 8v club 2000 and mine had a metalic rattleing noise which became louder the more i used it but thought it was the heatshield. i had the car serviced and got told that the silencers in the centre and back box had became dislodged and that the cause of the rattle(new system from after cat ) hope this may help u find the reason

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