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Old 09-24-2013, 02:39 AM   #21
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Re: Why does my 330i tinkle?

Mark the spot next time with tape marker or anything. See if it can hit the same spot again

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #22
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Re: Why does my 330i tinkle?

Anybody else have any ideas on this? Has anybody else had this happen before?

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #23
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See pics. 5 or 6 times now i've pulled into my garage and my car shot out this little puddle of water about a foot from the wheel. Always in the exact same place. Looked around under the wheel well and saw nothing. And about a minute later (still just sitting in the garage), she made a sound that sounded like a gate creaking for about 15 seconds. Between that and the freeway moaning sounds, i'm thinking she's possessed. Any idea what this is???
Did you actually see the water shooting out? Does this happen in dry weather?

The creaking noise is the DISA. It's normal after shutting the car off. You probably also hear an electric humming noise that stops after the creaking noise.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #24
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Anybody else have any ideas on this? Has anybody else had this happen before?

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If it is just a small amount of water and is just dripping out it is probably just condensation from the AC. All cars do this.

If it is a large amount or actually is "shooting" out like you said then I have no idea.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #25
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Before you mentioned you were sure it was the car, I was thinking water dripping from your garage door as its opening (since it's in the exact same spot every time). But definitely agree that a GoPro sounds like a good idea.

My money is on low blinker fluid, though!
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #26
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I have to agrree with SilberVogel. It's either from your side view mirror or the garage door. If it was shooting out from the wheel well, there should be drips of water between the well and the puddle, I should think. Kind of like when you're at the urinal; the stream doesn't just cut off, it tapers until you dribble on your shoe.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #27
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You need to be using LL-01, and distilled water in the radiator.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #28
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If it is just a small amount of water and is just dripping out it is probably just condensation from the AC. All cars do this.

If it is a large amount or actually is "shooting" out like you said then I have no idea.
Except the AC would drip under the car, not 2 feet from the side.


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Does it do the same thing everywhere you park, or just at home in the garage? I'm on board with water dripping off the top of the garage door.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #29
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Ya, I don't think it's coming from the car.

Have you actually seen it happening?

Try to park the car head first then back it in and see if the spot follows you or just stay where it's at.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #30
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that's not from your car
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #31
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Except the AC would drip under the car, not 2 feet from the side.


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Does it do the same thing everywhere you park, or just at home in the garage? I'm on board with water dripping off the top of the garage door.
oops missed that part.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:51 PM   #32
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After you check the garage door.....check the kidney grill hoses. One of them may be the culprit
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #33
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that's not from your car
The first time I didn't think so. But I've noticed it a half a dozen times now. Always same spot next to car. And it left a short trail behind it this last time (zoom in on the pics and u can see it). Always in dry weather with or without the a/c on. Definitely coming from the car. Weird.

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:14 AM   #34
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Except the AC would drip under the car, not 2 feet from the side.


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Does it do the same thing everywhere you park, or just at home in the garage? I'm on board with water dripping off the top of the garage door.
I never really notice anywhere else, but I'm not usually paying attention cuz I'm always in a hurry.

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #35
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Is there another car in your garage? Parked next to the 330? I honestly don't think it's the car
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #36
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Why does my 330i tinkle?

Judging by the splash marks surrounding the puddle itself, definitely a drip from a vertical point. Like others said, either from your side mirror possibly or not your car. Check garage door and also put the door down and check the ceiling more importantly


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Old 09-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #37
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Why does my 330i tinkle?

This is turning into a really weird riddle. I can't wait for the answer to be revealed!
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #38
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Try parking in the driveway and opening the garage door. See if your car sprays on the driveway and see if the water splash is on the garage floor without the car in there.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #39
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[QUOTE=MiniXP;15731924]If it is just a small amount of water and is just dripping out it is probably just condensation from the AC. All cars do this.
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It's so humid here in middle GA. I take it for even just a short drive and I'll get serious condensation drips.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #40
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There's a million ways to find the answer ...

Park the other way, park a different car ... don't park at all ...

OP feels like doing nothing but insisting it's from the car.

Fine, it's from the car.
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