Water dripping from rear bottom of muffler
When I pull into my drive I see water drips on the left side all up the driveway (like in the summer time when the A/C has been running and you get a regular dripping) In the garage a small pool of water forms with black soot in it also. Looked under the Terrain today and saw that the water dripping from the rear lower of the muffler (2011 FWD I4). Also black soot around the area from which the water was dripping.
I do not see a manufactured drain hole in the muffler, it just seems to be coming out from the joint between the end piece of the muffler and the oval shaped shell tube.
The tailpipe itself seems to be dry, but posssibly with a little higher amount of black soot than what I would expect.
I know it is water as I touched, smelled, and tasted it, and it also evaporates in a few minutes off of the driveway.
I know that water condensation is a normal by-product of combustion, but I have been driving for 57 years and have never seen a drip like this. ( Have noticed it since new [2100 miles ago], but just now looked under the Terrain. )
So my question is what do you think is going on. Would some one please look under their Terrain (or maybe Equinox) with the I4 engine and see if they are seeing the same thing. (Water and no drain hole, etc)
FWIW, I am talking a central Michigan environment, where we have been having cold weather, but as of late it has been somewhat milder, but still get the dripping.
Searched the forum and found no question like this. Checked Google and all responses say "normal", but I say after 57 years of driving, this is different.