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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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They are aluminium. You can get 'rolls' or sheets of it to cut and fit yourself or you can get replacements from Honda if you'd like to retain them. Otherwise, take them off. I've done several track days without them. Just don't go for a spirited drive with any perishables or frozen goods in the boot and you'll be fine!
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