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    HI Guys


    If I drive my Puma open road the floor starts cooking so bad it burns your feet.


    Please give me your DIY's to solve this problem.


    On my previous Tdi's I stuck , cool room dense sponge, and on the other, house hold aluminium roof sealer.


    The sponge I recon worked a bit better.


    My Puma has rubber type matting and not material matts as my County had.


    Please advise.
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    Remove the CAT and middle silencer this will reduce the heat by 80 %.

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    There was a whole thread about this some time ago

    Of course I cant find it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma 130 ADJ View Post
    Remove the CAT and middle silencer this will reduce the heat by 80 %.
    +1

    I only removed the CAT, made a huge difference.
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    Thanks guys.


    Never thought to remove the CAT.
    I'll give it a go.
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    Just took a look under her, there is no CAT, only the middle and back box.
    The heat is under the front seats feet floor, if I look under that area, its more the gearbox than exhaust or am I missing something?


    What if I fitted steam pipe lagging around the exhaust pipe?
    This would stop the heat radiating out to the body.
    The pipe will however itself become hotter as it will have not have any air cooling.
    Just thinking, this could cause the pipe to become hotter at the engine manifold?
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    I have the same problem with my puma. The handbrake lever also gets hot as hell too. I'm going to try the removal of cat converter and centre silencer route and give feedback on how effective this was on mine.
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    Better to just remove the "honeycomb" inside the cat-housing, thus retaining all the heat shields. Few guys on the forum has complained about a humming sound when a straight pipe was used. I have no silencer boxes in my Puma's exhaust system, no difference in exhaust tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostrok1 View Post
    Better to just remove the "honeycomb" inside the cat-housing, thus retaining all the heat shields. Few guys on the forum has complained about a humming sound when a straight pipe was used. I have no silencer boxes in my Puma's exhaust system, no difference in exhaust tone.
    +100000!
    Just remove the honey comb internals and leave everything else intact. SAME effect except you retain original heat shields and mountings and some rigidity in the pipe which prevents it from rattling on the flex joint and driving you nuts. The straight pipe also gave me a drone. Trust me I learnt the hard way and now busy preparing my second decat as decribed above.

    Look carefully its basically attached to the turbo. It does help, and while the pipes out I will also be wrapping it in exhaust fibre glass tape to further reduce heat transfer (last pic).
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    1) you can wrap the front half of exhaust in ceramic heat wrap and tie into place with binding wire (not cable ties)
    2) you can install Dynamat on the floor inside the cab
    3) i've had a couple of Defenders rubberised inside and it help somewhat but over time still builds up heat.
    4) you could also buy offcut carpet and pad the floor
    5) you could also get your local exhaust place to slit a 76mm pipe in the length and use this as a shield above the existing exhaust pipe. place on top of the existing pipe and tack onto existing pipe like an umbrella.
    6) you could also replace the front section of pipe with stainless as stainless is a poor conductor of heat and tends to transfer the heat further back.

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    So I see I do have a CAT!!
    Was looking for one that looked like the one that was on my Disco2.


    The position of the Puma CAT definitely looks like the cause.

    Removing the comb sounds like a good idea.
    I also like the idea of splitting a pipe to use as a heat shield.


    Will be doing both. will give feedback of results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
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    2) you can install Dynamat on the floor inside the cab
    Thanks Ladyluvver.


    Where can we find Dynamat? and what is the cost?
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    IIRC the exhaust is already stainless.

    Just remove or gut your cat. It will make a huge difference. It did on my Puma.
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    same problem , thanks guys

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    VERY helpful stuff in here thanks.

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    I removed my cat for the same reason, much better now, still gets warm on really hot days but nothing like it used to.
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    I also temoved the CAT on my Puma. Huge difference with the heat inside the cabin.

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    Also, don't drive with any windows open, as this draws the hot air from underneath the vehicle into the cabin.
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    very successful mod is to modify the bonnet to incorporate an air scoop. the bonnet being steel is easy to convert
    you can buy some very nice air intakes off other popular Oriental pickups that will fit easily.
    just to test the effect remove your bonnet and drive a fair distance without and see what difference it makes.
    try it. contrary top popular belief, creating a draught down the back of the engine actually improved air flow through the radiator as well
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