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An old bushies trick is to stretch a piece of bicycle tube over the end of the tailpipe to prevent water getting into muffler/catalytic converter. just enough length to flap like a whoopee cushion. It is easily removed after crossing water - ensure you do, otherwise it will melt off after a couple of klms, with a chance of starting a fire.



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I have two exhaust pipes so could use both ends!



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Might've been handy when we crossed the Pascoe when leaving the Cape recently. We made it across without stalling on the power sucking drifted sand bars, but had a couple of 'pucker' moments. The bow wave in front of the tarp covering the front of the car was at about the same height as the front of the bonnet. Actual water depth was between 600mm & 700mm. 

 

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"I have two exhaust pipes so could use both ends!, "

The perfect recycle solution.

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I wouldn't like to have the car stall midway through that crossing Cuppa.

I think a few "big lizards" might arrive before the RACQ.



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Cuppa wrote:

Might've been handy when we crossed the Pascoe when leaving the Cape recently. We made it across without stalling on the power sucking drifted sand bars, but had a couple of 'pucker' moments. The bow wave in front of the tarp covering the front of the car was at about the same height as the front of the bonnet. Actual water depth was between 600mm & 700mm. 

 

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 That's how we traveled Cuppa, as well as using a  swimming pool cleaning pipe for the exhaust, tied up under the boot lid on our Sigma Galant to cross creeks on the Bloomfield Track in the 80's.



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