Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but whenever I turn off my car after driving it always makes a ticking noise from what I think is the exhuast. It sounds like rocks are moving around in it for a while then it stops. Is this normal?
This is normal. Unfortunately with this car it is a very prominent sound and happens even if you are driving your car fairly lightly. My dad's 02 Civic only makes the noise, well, it's only audible if you've driven it really hard.
Any cars that I have bought new have done this really bad for a while, then it starts to subside after the cars gets some miles on it. That being said, I think my new 3 has been the worst/loudest about it. Even my wife commented on it.
Got around 5K miles now and it's settled down quite a bit, unless I have really been running it hard, heh heh