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Help!!! Snow issue

Here is the short and sweet of my ordeal- I backed into a snow bank and then just parked the car. The next day is snowed like crazy, I got some help and pushed the car out. Afterwards the car runs like a piece of crap, symtoms
-Engine light is on
-Car hard to accelerate
-Burning smell after I stopped the car

Now the latest and greatest new I just found out, when popped the hood I notice the Oil dip stick was kinda loose--soo I just pulled it out a little more and the car ran WORSE, but when I put it back it ran a bit better-also i tried to remove the oil cap to see wat happends, samething car runs worse when oil cap is off..WTF is going on??? Did I fry the transmission or is there broken vaccuum house somewhere?
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If youv'e got a CAT fitted I would say youve killed it as they run a a very high temp, if it all of a sudden got covered in snow! what happens is the outer casing contracts and crushes the core inside, making the CAT blocked, which is why you may have pressure coming back through the oil cap etc.

Or you have your tail pipe/box filled with frozen snow so the pressure cant get out.


I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
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I had that happen once. Snow got in the pipe. I took a long screwdriver and removed the snow immediately.
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