Bad Vibrations…

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I’ve noticed just recently that when the engine is running at idle there was a very annoying, metallic rattle emanating from somewhere within the engine bay. I managed to have a look in there today and check for the suspect component. Eventually I traced it to the turbo heat shield. There was a bolt missing from the rear of the guard, as usual it was nice and awkward to get at! After much fumbling with various bolts, I found the thread to be M8. I’ve replaced the missing bolt with a stainless steel one I had, adding a good dollop of copper grease to the threads to aid any future removal. Access was very tight, with the access hole being very near to the bulkhead, eventually a 13mm socket on a 1/4″ drive extension and ratchet did the trick.

Location of missing bolt

Location of missing bolt

The bolt in question. Access was through the hole in the heat shield to the right of the bolt. (Viewed from below)

The bolt in question. Access was through the hole in the heat shield to the right of the bolt. (Viewed from below)

Modchop

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