How to get snow out of muffler (car exhaust pipe)?—Asked by AQ
Girlfriends car slipped while she was driving to work into a snowy ditch. She’s fine and the car was driven after taken out of the ditch for the next few blocks until parked. She says there isn’t any visible exterior damage and it seems to drive fine except it sounds a bit funny when accelerating. I haven’t taken a look at it myself yet but she says there’s dirty snow in the exhaust pipe and a lot of it. I’m just wondering what the best way to get that out would be? vaccum cleaner? or just revving the engine while parked should push the snow out? any other suggestions? I’ve just never had to deal with this before. lol any help would be appreciated. It’s -20C where I live right now and I’m at work. I wont be able to do anything to it until the evening. Thank you to everyone who responded!
Best Answer —Asked by Mad Jack
Open it up as best you can with a wooden or metal rod. All you need to do is to open it enough so that some exhaust will flow through the tail pipe. Start the engine and allow it to run for a while so that the heat from the exhaust can do the rest of the work.