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      08-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question Normal noise?

My 2011 M3 is about two weeks old with 500 miles. I notice that after parking my car in the garage I hear a hot water (sizzle) noise every 15 seconds or so for several minutes. Is this normal? What is the likely cause?
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      08-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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My 2011 M3 is about two weeks old with 500 miles. I notice that after parking my car in the garage I hear a hot water (sizzle) noise every 15 seconds or so for several minutes. Is this normal? What is the likely cause?
Hmm, that's a first. Never had that issue on mine.

Is your a/c on full blast? Are you outdoors whenever this happens? When the a/c is on full blast, condensation on the piping takes place, allowing water to drip on the ground. If the ground/asphalt is VERY hot (100+ degree weather), the water that drips on the ground causes it to sizzle.

Or there might be a leak somewhere in the engine causing it to touch the manifold/hot engine parts which creates the sizzling noise.

Just my $0.02.

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yes totally normal. is your friend...this has been discussed a million times
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yes totally.
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It's a feature. Learn the timing, and then lick your finger and touch the car when people walk by, to prove how hot your car is.
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