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Old 09-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Why does my 330i tinkle?

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???
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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Re: Why does my 330i tinkle?

Is it an oil based substance? The only thing I could think of would be a a power steering leak streaming out from underneath. That or condensation dripping from the side view mirror when you open the door. Very odd to say the least.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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is there a stream coming from the car? do you see it happen? if it's water, it's the AC
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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Is it an oil based substance? The only thing I could think of would be a a power steering leak streaming out from underneath. That or condensation dripping from the side view mirror when you open the door. Very odd to say the least.

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It's pure water.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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is there a stream coming from the car? do you see it happen? if it's water, it's the AC
I have never seen it happen, there was a trail of drops for about a foot before the puddle, so it looks like it's happening as I'm driving in and coming to a stop.. I've just noticed the water in exactly the same place on numerous occasions. I haven't used my a/c over the last few days because its been in the low 70's here. I looked underneath and under the fender well and saw no signs. So weird. This car cracks me up.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
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You sure it's from your car?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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You sure it's from your car?
Lol, i wasn't the first couple times, but now i'm sure. She needs to wear a depends....
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #8
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Why does my 330i tinkle?

Prolly a boost leak.


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Boost leak???? Oh you mean like from the nitro????
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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Lol, i wasn't the first couple times, but now i'm sure. She needs to wear a depends....
Weird. You'd think that if something was spraying out from underneath, the puddle would be more linear-looking. Like a splattered line. Only thing that would seem logical is, like someone else said earlier, condensation from the mirror But even that doesn't seem right.

Or wow... Yeah your NOS is leaking man.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #11
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Does your 330 lift the tire or just squat?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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Mine always runs for fire hydrants and people's legs first.
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Weird. You'd think that if something was spraying out from underneath, the puddle would be more linear-looking. Like a splattered line. Only thing that would seem logical is, like someone else said earlier, condensation from the mirror But even that doesn't seem right.

Or wow... Yeah your NOS is leaking man.
I know, it's so weird! I've never loved and hated a car as much as this one... It does the weirdest crap i've ever seen. I checked the mirror too, no signs of anything. Maybe an exorcism is in order, cuz I'm tired of working on her right now. I need a month or so off....

NOS is probably leaking from when i raced that CIVIC earlier....
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LOLZ man that's funny
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Mine always runs for fire hydrants and people's legs first.
Ok, so i'm not alone then??? Embarrassing right? LOL
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Why does my 330i tinkle?

I'm seriously leaning towards bad alignment or burnt ECU battery


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Ok, so i'm not alone then??? Embarrassing right? LOL
E46's, y'know? So misbehaved.

Try calling a mechanic or something. I really can't think of anything.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #19
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E46's, y'know? So misbehaved.

Try calling a mechanic or something. I really can't think of anything.
Nah, the Indys in my area suck. I'll just mount a go pro and catch her in the act. Lol


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Ikr?

GoPro's probably the best idea right now. Hopefully you can see where it's coming from, at least.

But seriously, it's got to be your license plate bulbs.
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