My heat shield between the exhaust and the driveshaft has been loose for quite some time and it makes an annoying sound. So i am planning to remove the heat shield. But will that screw up my drive shaft, will the drive shaft deform due to the heat.
Just wondering if anyone else has removed there heat sheild did you guys encounter any problems.
I'm not quite sure where your talking about exactly, but the heatshields are there to protect NOT the metal on the driveshafts but the JOINTS if the rubber gaiters get too hot they will crack and wear sooner, also the grease inside the joints will break down sooner if it gets too hot from heat radiation from nieghbouring components. Some underfloor heatshields are there to protect your soundproofing and carpet from getting too hot as well, although in truth this will only affect the materials in "heatsoak" situations, but all the same its better to have the protection there than not.
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