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  1. Can someone please advise on the difference in sound between a rattling cat vs. a rattling heat shield on a V8? Better yet, can someone please post a picture of heat shields on a V8, so I know where they are?

    I have a rattling sound -- sounds like marbles in a can -- and I'm thinking it's the $$$ cat that needs to be replaced. I'm going for aftermarket high-flow cats. But I don't want to spend the money if it's just the heat shields.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. "They all do that, Sir."

    Additionally, I've noticed that when my car is crawling in 1st gear (vehicle moving slowly, with 1st engaged, and feet off all pedals), and I suddenly push down the clutch pedal, the engine revs up to 1100-1200 for a second or two before coming back down to around 900.

  3. bristolrun2copyag8.jpg

    -Colt State Park, Bristol, RI. Lots 81-84 July 26th 2008

    -All proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation.

    -There will be two caravans... One for those coming up from CT, NY, and Jersey... and a second caravan from the north for those members coming from RI, MA, NH, Maine and any from VT.

    -Food is included in entrance fee

    -Mezz Music will be playing all day

    -Raffle Prizes will be awarded

    -Awards for cars will be handed out

    Please register by emailing [email protected]

    Subject: Bristol Run 2008

    Full Name

    Year/Make/ Model

    Forum

    City, State and Zip Code

    Cars already registered include 997 GT3 RS, Audi RS6, and Lamborghini Gallardo

    Hope to see you all there

    -Peter

    Here is the list of cars, so far...

    Paid:

    00 ML55

    06 E500

    03 M3

    05 Gallardo

    06 SLK55

    04 CLK55

    07 C300?

    03 SL55

    06 CLS55 030

    06 STi

    Registered (without payment):

    72 Cougar Cobra Jet

    65 Pontiac GTO

    02 MB C240

    95 Toyota Supra TT

    04 MB C240

    01 BMW 330 or an Exotic

    05 MB SLK350

    06 Acura TL

    SL600 Renntech Carbon Edition

    08 Porsche 997 Turbo

    Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series

    08 Audi S5

    03 MB S500

    05 SLK350

    02 C240

    08 ML63

    06 Lotus Elise

    99 Ferrari 360 Modena

    01 MB E55 AMG

    03 Nissan 350z

    03 BMW M3

    01 Audi S4

    00 Audi S4

    99 BMW 323

    01 Audi S4

    01 Audi S4/ 03 Audi RS6

    997 Porsche GT3 RS/ 06 MB SL55 K2

    Mercedes Benz CLK55/ MB C36 AMG

    Porsche C2S

    01 ML55/ 04 S4

    01 Nissan Pathfinder

    Nissan Armada

    00 Nissan Maxima

    08 MB C63 AMG

    08 MB SL550

    86 BMW 325

  4. Well, all my "major" questions have been addressed for the moment, so it's on to the "fine details" inquiries.

    My driver side door speaker grill (Alpine) is concave, not convex like the passenger side. I have to assume that the PO created this indentation (which actually doesn't look all that out of place) either by accident or by design, in order to gain more space for swinging his legs/feet in or out when entering or exiting the vehicle. We're only talking fractional gain here, but I got the impression that he was a bigger than average fellow from the single phone conversation I had with him. Is it possible that the car came this way from the factory?

    Simply curious.

    John

    Mine is the exact same way...since 53 miles on the odometer when delivered new. Questions is...is there anyone out there who has both convex speaker grills on both sides?

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