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the heat shield that is around the orginal cat, is it possible to take off as mine is rattling like a bloody kids money box with a penny in, would anyone recommend taking it off or is it there for a reason?
 

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Whilst on the subject of cats mine is in my shed now as its not being used if I was to sell it what are they worth second hand..
 

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Take it off and forget about it
id like to do that but if its there protecting something then ill have to think of something else, I wouldn't mind going decat but I really cannot be bothered with the light on plus want to keep standard exhaust,
 

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Whilst on the subject of cats mine is in my shed now as its not being used if I was to sell it what are they worth second hand..
id guess on what its like internally if its goosed or not, some have gone from £50 to £100 dependant
 

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Got decat on at the moment and it sounds too good to change back and to be honest I won't be pitting it back on any way ..
 

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the heat shield that is around the orginal cat, is it possible to take off as mine is rattling like a bloody kids money box with a penny in, would anyone recommend taking it off or is it there for a reason?
The shield can easily be cut off as it is just tack wielded in place. It doesn`t do anything of any use. I have had several people on here send me their standard cat pipe to have sport cats wielded in place and wield the shield back in place to look like standard again.
 

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U can fix the rattle. The oem damping material has fallen out from the front side of the heatshield. That can be replaced using a thick steel braided electrical battery earth cable from Halfords, £7. Stuff it around the rim of the heatshield just like the oem one was. Then tie the ends together to stop it from falling out. There's a how to guide on vw vortex which I followed to do mine.
 

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U can fix the rattle. The oem damping material has fallen out from the front side of the heatshield. That can be replaced using a thick steel braided electrical battery earth cable from Halfords, £7. Stuff it around the rim of the heatshield just like the oem one was. Then tie the ends together to stop it from falling out. There's a how to guide on vw vortex which I followed to do mine.
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Here you go, I've copied and pasted the link from VWvortex for you. All you need is some braided earth cable (halfords sell a suitable one for car batteries (it's in the car battery section in halfords))
I got mine from Halfords for £7 I think it was. You do need to tie the ends of the cable together to stop it from working it's way out, I used copper wire.

Here's the post from Vortex:

The catalytic converter shield is tack welded on the front end but free on the rear end. There was originally some braided wire packing at the rear to keep the shield from rattling against the pipes. Mine was deteriorated and had been damaged, I think, when I sustained some oil pan damage last summer -- big jolt to the system when running over a muffler on the highway.
The fix is simple. Bought a foot of 3/16" braided stainless steel cable. I used about 8 inches and layed in the lower bead line on the catalytic converter shield (see picture below). You can see a bit of the cable thru the gap in the upper/lower shield on the left side. (1/4" cable would be a better fit, but this will work for a long time.) Cost: $1.84



The local VW parts man dug out an exploded drawing of the system but it showed NO parts or packing for this problem.
 
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