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engine pinging

Discussion in 'Florida' started by rus maru, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Sep 18, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    rus maru

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    we have a 2008 tacoma prerunner V6 4.0 some times the engine pings when vehicle is under a load in 5 th speed we carry nill in the vehile it has a 5 speed auto trans. in june we put on a missing right side catconverter 2 piece cover we assume the vehicle was not pinging the past year, we use 87 oct good gas. We will be bring it to a dealer soon no signs or lights show up on the dash.appreciate any suggestions....Thanks Bill R..
     
  2. Sep 19, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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    skytower

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    Seafoam first, to remove deposits. Check/replace air filter. Replace plugs and coil boots, if approaching 100K miles.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    High test is my thing helps keep the insides clean and no ping ever!!!
     
  4. Sep 19, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    Derpy Derek

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    I remember a couple of weeks back someone also had that pinging issue.. He said that he used premium gasoline for a couple of tanks and it went away.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    Jon4x4

    Jon4x4 I said MEOW!!!

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    Yes some good gasoline would be the best thing to do.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Yeah I just heard a ping tonight too. Only when the AC was on and I was maintaining about 50 - 55 mph. I never heard this before, I either use Chevron or QT 87 Octane.... I went to Walmart for some Seafoam, but of course they were out, so I got the Lucas oil equivalent. Does it pay to use the 89 and higher octane? :confused:
     
  7. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    Jon4x4 I said MEOW!!!

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    It's a good regiment to do one good tank of 93 with like a additive like 104+ and then just drive like normal.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    Thanks for the tip...

    I filled up with 91 today. Havent used that 104+ additive since my 81 Camaro !! :D
     
  9. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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  10. Oct 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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