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Old 10-23-2012, 01:26 AM
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Mein Auto: '03 330i ZHP 6MT
Mine does it too if I wash the car right after I've driven it. Any "gutter" areas where water runs off might drip onto the exhaust manifold or heat shield. Don't worry about it it can survive that! Our cars can handle driving through even a large puddle. Imagine how much cold water is forced up into the exhaust manifold when that happens at speed. If you're worried about it then open your hood up for 15 minutes and then close it to wash the car after the metal has cooled enough that you don't hear the sizzle. Or just wash the rear of the car and wheels first.
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