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Pine Cone in Exhaust :S

06-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Hi, this is gonna sound like the stupidest thing ever but...

I backed into my parking space too far and the exhaust dug into the ground a little. After that I was hearing a strange farting noise coming from the tailpipe. I soon discovered that there was a pine cone stuck in there, and my attempts to retrieve it have only pushed it further in. Now I'm pretty positive that it is in the the muffler. :uhoh: I've driven it since (with caution) but I'm afraid its causing some sort of damage... even though it doesn't seem to be affecting anything, and I cant hear it anymore.

What should I do?

06-20-2007, 06:44 AM
Remove it.

You do realize pine cones are highly flammable and taking into account the fact that exhausts get hot - you have the proverbial sh!t just waiting to hit the fan.

06-20-2007, 03:07 PM
Ya, only problem is...I dont have the means to replace the muffler right now. And the end piece of the pipe bends in such a way that I cannot retrieve it myself.

Me trying to remove it is how it got back there in the first place. I was kinda just hoping it would disintegrate slowly in there, cause I can't not drive my car.

Thanks for the advice though. Although I'm terrified to drive now...

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