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This is a discussion on wrecked within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; today i was driving on ice, slid in 2 360's and lost control, slid into a curved ditch and my ...

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    today i was driving on ice, slid in 2 360's and lost control, slid into a curved ditch and my exhaust tip dig about 6 inches into a muddy hill, causing mud to be crammed into it, What do you think is the best way to get it out, without pushing it further into the pipes, or without taking off my exhaust?

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    jacked the front up, use water hose

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    I'll give it a try when everything unfreezes, thanks! im just afraid of shooting water into it and it being stuck

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    Use a wire (straighten out a wire clothes hanger) to make a small hole in the mud in your exhaust. Or use a drill with an auger bit to make a hole. Then start the car and blow out the rest of the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 024mula View Post
    Use a wire (straighten out a wire clothes hanger) to make a small hole in the mud in your exhaust. Or use a drill with an auger bit to make a hole. Then start the car and blow out the rest of the mud.
    that was kinda what i thought

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    Just start the engine. I bet most of it will blow right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Just start the engine. I bet most of it will blow right out.
    Either that or it'll turn over but it won't fire at all. Kinda like sticking a potato up the pipe...

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    I mean, I can start and drive it just fine, ive got two pipes, and i guess it just all goes out the other? ill try getting it all out today if anything, just put a hole in it to releave the pressure.

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    Just use a straight blade screwdriver and dig at it. Once you get the majority out, start the car and blow the rest out. I do it all the time trailriding my Jeep in the summer.

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    Man, I hope you got your tail pipe unpluged by now? The longer you wait the more the mud is going to settle in there.

    If the exhaust keeps going out the other pipe? First, dig as much of the mud out with a wire or long screwdriver. Then use a rag a stuff it into the clear pipe and hold it in there. Then have someone else gun the motor and that should blow it out. Then pull the rag out you stuffed in the other pipe and you should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 024mula View Post
    Man, I hope you got your tail pipe unpluged by now? The longer you wait the more the mud is going to settle in there.

    If the exhaust keeps going out the other pipe? First, dig as much of the mud out with a wire or long screwdriver. Then use a rag a stuff it into the clear pipe and hold it in there. Then have someone else gun the motor and that should blow it out. Then pull the rag out you stuffed in the other pipe and you should be good.
    yep, if you plug up the other good hole with the rag you should get more pressure in the clogged one which will help to clear it out. Clean as much as you can 1st.

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    Yup! for the most part its completely clean, its unplugged and flowing! All i need todo now is just clean the little dribbles of wet mut that comes up when its cold outside, but for now its okay, im glad it was an easy fix, and the wreck didnt bend my exhaust, good thing its a straight tailpipe or it would have crushed it!

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