Well now, the present Mrs C was walking down our long concrete drive the other day and noticed a foreign bit of metal on the ground. Being the conscientious, tyre-aware person she is, bless her, she picked it up and brought it back to the house. On the way, she passed her beloved CR-V and because the drive is sloping, she could clearly see underneath, where a similar bit of metal was hanging down under the front middle of the car. Anyway, she duly presented me with the first bit of metal and when I donned the overalls and crawled under her vehicle, the other bit came off in my hand with very little persuasion. As you can see from the photos, both bits are from one side of a somewhat fatter section of the front end of the exhaust system and seems to be part of some kind of heat shield or protective casing. They have rusted around their bolt holes and broken in half. There are a couple of sensors plugged into this section too. Is this where the cat is or what? I know I should look it up but it gives me an excuse to post a couple of pics and drivel on at you guys, which is always enjoyable! So here they are and where they came from: Any info/suggestions welcome. I suppose what I'm asking is how vital is this shield thing to the wellbeing of Mrs C's V, how soon should I be doing something about it - and how easy/expensive is it likely to be? Cheers all.