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Old 10-10-2018, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Driveshaft tunnel liner?

I replaced the fuel filter on my ti the other day, and while I was under the car, I noticed a few other things :/

first is the liner above on the driveshaft: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d5u7i7gt7b...52.30.jpg?dl=0

the end is falling down, and rubbing on the driveshaft. What's this liner for? just sound deadening? Any reason I shouldn't just cut the end off?


The other problems I found are the exhaust bracket end rusted off, and one of the bushings sheared. At >$60 for new parts, I'm gonna pass on this (maybe see if I can get to the one in the junkyard, but I don't think so, the car is sitting on the ground). And the transmission is leaking it seems.
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I cut mine out, It is for sound and I think possibly for heat insulation as well. I really only use mine for AutoX so the extra noise (not really noticeable) and heat (again, not noticeable) really don't bother me. I have also lost the muffler support you describe. It has been gone since I bought the car 6 years ago. I have deleted the resonator and the muffler shop that did it welded in a straight pipe in its place and it holds up well without the support.
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awesome, thanks for the response! 6 years with no exhaust bracket is reassuring to hear, guess I really won't worry about that.

My ti is already pretty noisy, so a little more won't hurt a ton. I'll just cut out the section that's falling down and be done with it. I'm actively trying to be as cheap as possible with this car.
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I've always wondered if someone has found a good replacement for that channel liner. Mine is sagging as well.

I assume the answer is to remove it and insulate from the inside. But am all ears if someone knows of a product that can hold up on the outside.
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