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      08-28-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Drives: A4 quattro 3.2 MT6; E92 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston

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Small fluid leak on hot days

I've noticed a hissing sound, after I get out of the car on hot days. Some kind of fluid is dripping on something very hot, though only a few drops and I haven't been able to pinpoint the source of the sound. It sounds like big drops and they only sizzle for a second.

I also have had the impression I smelled antifreeze (not then, but other times), but that could just be me.

Anyway, is there any chance it's something trivial, like condensation from the air conditioning? Or is it definitely something bad?

If it were tranny fluid or power steering fluid, would it have a distinctive odor (like burning oil)? I didn't really smell anything unusual, at the time.

BTW, when I say "hot days", I mean by New England standards. Like mid 80's or 90's. I know some of you will scoff at that, but it's also humid, FWIW.