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do i need this "foil" above exhaust?

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I had exhaust like rattle every time start stop engine, quite loud, i heard nothing when driving, mild rattling at idle. Checked today, it appeared to be "foil" thats above the exhaust

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holes bigger than washers...

anyway, managed to "secure" front from touching exhaust, but rear bolt just broke whilst undoing, and cant find a way to attach the rear of that foil.

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Do I need that "foil"? Why is it there? Can I rip that foil off completely?

Thank you


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it's a heat shield.
you can remove it but be aware of why it was there in the first place.
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Probably some cheap alloy, try it with a magnet and see.
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