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    Is this even required? What does it protect? Mine's hanging down and in a attempt to fit bigger washers to it i've sheared 2 bolts (because vauxhall must supply bolts made of paper) but managed to secure it a bit better on the 3rd one.

    Gonna have to take it to my local garage to get it sorted if it does actually protect something or, depending on replies, I might just remove it at home, shearing the rest of the bolts as well, more than likely anyway.
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    I'm sure it was said before that it prevents heat build up inside the car.mine was loose aswell and same happened to me sheared the bolts.so now it's on solid with a blob of silicone
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    Quote Originally Posted by f1slikki View Post
    I'm sure it was said before that it prevents heat build up inside the car.mine was loose aswell and same happened to me sheared the bolts.so now it's on solid with a blob of silicone
    Thought about using silicone but was concerned it may melt/come loose with heat from the exhaust.
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    Someone on here said that's what they done so thought I'd give it a go,been over 6 months now with no issues.
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