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#1 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 06:46 PM
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I have had an exhaust rattle for a while, and been unable to figure it out. Its loud as hell, and doesnt take much of a bump at all to make it do it. Yet when i I shake the tailpipe or midpipe...nothing, its solid. I have heard that when the cats go on a 528i it can sound like loose marbles bouncing around, I believe this is my problem, and its friggin annoying.

Now to my question. Does this sound right? If so what are my options, cheapest cats, "nonbmw" cats, or can I hollow them out (done it before but will this set off a check engine light or somthing else). Basically what is the cheapest way to make this rattle go away?

Any tips are much appreciated.

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They sell them for a bout $400 here
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/cats/par...997&models=true

If this is too much money...you may want to consider an auto wrecker (used)...for a straight pipe? you'll be running the risks of failing inspection/check engine lights etc....good luck
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