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I have a little mud in my muffler and is affecting the idle. What is the best way to clean it out? Just take the muffler off and rinse? Thanks in advance.

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I'm wondering how to do that too. would it rust if you washed it? also is there any paint i can use to get rid of any rust( make it look a lot newer) on my stock muffler?

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I forget...does the can am have a bung in the bottom of the muffler? If so you could try removing it and blocking the exhaust hole with a rag and rev the motor to remove crud first. This is normally done to remove carbon but it might work for mud.:2cent:

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I would just take it out and wash and clean it......
I wouldn't worry bout ny rust or anything, as they get water and as you see mud in there just from riding it.... Least mine does.....

I think the stock mufflers though dont open.... I cannot remember either revicm

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I know the polaris I had did...I think the can am does too but prolly better to remove and throw some water at it anyway.

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Yep, the have the blow-hole underneath. But it's only like 1/4" or so. I'd just take it off, fill it up, swish around and drain. :2cent:

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If you are worried about water in there after you clean it just plan on running it for a bit once you rinse it out. Exhaust temps should be enough to dry it out. That and make sure to leave the plug out of it for a bit to let excess water drain out.

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Yes there is a drain hole on the rear on the bottom of the pipe. problem with doing what you are talking about is there are like 3 or 4 chambers inside the muffler making it very very dificult to get all the water out. I had the same problem with my exhaust cloging up as well. What the problem is the holes for the spark arrestor gets all clogged up. On mine I took the pipe and cut it apart and modified the arrestor. After doing mine I did my buddies as well but without cuting the pipe apart and then welding it back together. All I did on his was used a large flathead screwdriver and slid it into the exhaust pipe at the tail end untill it bottomed out in the pipe. Then with a hammer hit it a few times to spread the pipe back open from the way it was closed. after you get the screwdriver in then twist it a few times to open the pipe a little bit more . next remove the screwdriver and fire the bike up and enjoy your new power.

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