M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.
Does anyone get a weird "hissing" sound that's pretty loud when they turn their steering wheel all the way to one side or the other? I know the car tends to work a little harder when steering while the car is still, but this noise is pretty darn loud.
Just wondering if this is something I should have the dealer check out right away...
Very interesting...first of all, my car is only 6K miles old and if it's low, there's a problem...which leads me to an interesting point: I've noticed that sometimes after a long drive, there's something dripping underneath the car that seems to fizzle upon contact on the ground. Does power steering fluid do this? I'm not sure what the make-up of power steering fluid is...
No more about the fluid but I did find this warning also
Power steering fluid does not get "used up" - other than a leak, there's no reason that the fluid should be low. Fill the reservoir to the proper level and check frequently if you find it low. If it continues to be low, check for leaks and go see your mechanic. An empty power steering pump can be damaged very quickly and is costly to replace.
Hey alpine, were you in Saratoga today? I saw a whiteM3 and just thought of you for some weird reason. Although, there are probably over 100 white M3's in saratoga alone...LOL too many M3's around here
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