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Hi all, quick question.
I could hear a terrible rattling noise from the engine bay so decided to have a look this morning. Turns out that the metal casing at the front of the engine bay (see pic) was rattling as part of it had sheared off from the bolt near the back. So my question is, what is the metal casings correct name so I don't sound like a wally on the phone :-)

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ullmanio wrote:Hi all, quick question.
I could hear a terrible rattling noise from the engine bay so decided to have a look this morning. Turns out that the metal casing at the front of the engine bay (see pic) was rattling as part of it had sheared off from the bolt near the back. So my question is, what is the metal casings correct name so I don't sound like a wally on the phone :-)

Cheers
Ryan
Hi Ryan, its purpose is a to shield the heat from the turbo, so a good name would be a 'heat shield'.

I will try an dig up a part number and the citroen name for it.

citroen C3 heat shield for turbo and cat
citroen C3 heat shield for turbo and cat
The metal part I have highlighted, the one at the front of the engine covers up the front of the catalytic converter and citroen call it "EXHAUST SYSTEM HEAT SHIELD" with the part number 1723.Y4 - the number may differ for different engine configurations.
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thanks for the reply. It is actually the metal casing that is attached behind where you have highlighted as it has sheered off from its bolt.
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I have had to buy two replacement heat shields is there a common problem why these snap off frequently.
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Hi - I was just thinking - if this is the second time the piece was broken, perhaps there is something weighty (motor?) pulling where it should not be pulling ... But as I am no mechanic I do not know about the anatomy of the car. I just thought, if some weighty piece inside was not fixed correctly, could be the weight was pulling and breaking the shown piece ...
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dougine wrote:Hi - I was just thinking - if this is the second time the piece was broken, perhaps there is something weighty (motor?) pulling where it should not be pulling ... But as I am no mechanic I do not know about the anatomy of the car. I just thought, if some weighty piece inside was not fixed correctly, could be the weight was pulling and breaking the shown piece ...
That makes sense to me. The part that breaks may not be at fault, but some other part acting on it is causing the failure.
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