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hey last nite i removed the head shield that goes around the exhaust manifold on my 2.0 jetta. the reason i removed it was b/c 2 of the mounting points on the shield had been corroded and weren't attached which made a annoying rattling noise while driving. is there any precautions of driving without the heat shield on? j/w
 

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Heat sheilds are designed to reflect the heat away from the firewall/floor. Many people remove them b/c of this problem. I would suggest to keep a eye on your floor...meaning feel it to ensure the floor is not getting hot. Other than that you should be ok.
 

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ok ok i didn't think there would be that big of a problem removing it. i figured it'd be ok b/c its the same set up if you were to put a aftermarket header on. thanks.
 

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Hey, let me know if that works out. I too am getting very sick of that noise. Thanks a lot man.
 
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