F430 Exhaust Rattle / Missing Bolt - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 2 Old 03-28-2013, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Rattle / Missing Bolt

My F430 exhaust is making a rather annoying rattle when at idle speeds. It is worse at startup and/or when it's cold.

I looked at it briefly and could see what appears to be a bolt missing in one of the brackets.

I also see what appears to be said missing bolt & washer on the floorpan.

I'm assuming this is the cause of my "rattle".... and need to get it fixed.

Couple questions:

Is it safe to drive for a day or two until I get it fixed and;

Is it a relatively quick fix?

Any suggestions/insight is much appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-28-2013, 07:39 AM
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Hi Ari, I would fix this before driving the car again. It's a very easy fix. If you don't you risk to loose this bold and damage the wheel/suspension. Also break off the weak stock exhaust brackets.

The most difficult part if I may say so will be to fish out this bolt
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