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Offline gti16v

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Exhaust Rattles at 2500 rpm..... ?
« on: 24 April 2003, 12:47 »
Hi,

I have recently bought a Golf GTI MK3 16v, which I think is a fantastic car. The only problem is that I get a resonant rattle at about 2500 rpm.

I think it is due to the exhaust heat shields vibrating against the chassis and have been under the car and tightened all the front shields from the bulkhead to the rear box, but this has make absolutely no difference what so ever.

Im stuck as to what to try next, has anyone else had this or a similar problem?

Thanks...

James.
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Re: Exhaust Rattles at 2500 rpm..... ?
« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2003, 19:45 »
James,

I have exactly the same problem with the same car, and would be keen to know if anyone has any ideas for a fix.

I get the rattle which I cannot really place, at between 2,000-2,500 in all gears


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Re: Exhaust Rattles at 2500 rpm..... ?
« Reply #2 on: 28 April 2003, 16:28 »
I had the sam problem but mine kept getting worse.  What it was is that one of the rubbers holding the exhause had come off and when the exhaust was getting hot it was rubbing against the car.  You will need to put the car in the air and have a look to see if one has come off.  Make sure you put it on stands.  If not bend the heat shields away from the body work untill it stops.
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Re: Exhaust Rattles at 2500 rpm..... ?
« Reply #3 on: 28 April 2003, 16:43 »
hi,

yes, i get the exact same noise between 2000 and 2500 rpm. but sorry, no cure - i have also checked heat sheilds and hangers and they're all tight.

slightly annoying, must fix it  :-X

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Re: Exhaust Rattles at 2500 rpm..... ?
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2003, 19:20 »
I had a similar prob on my mk 2. turned out to be the 1st small silencer box. had split inside and was rattling.
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