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Date Registered: 11-2004
TOTAL POSTS: 10
Re: engine pinging?


"Often wondered if he has all the necessary whiz-bang computer equipment for doing the service, or is that stuff standard across all new cars these days ? "

Geoff, for most straight servicing like oil change, plug change, air filters and brake pads etc you don't normally need any computer work anyway so anybody can do that part of the service. I know Nissan may have engine diagnostic machines for when your ECU play's up or when there is serious engine management problems but at that point, most people would pay anything (within reason) to get their beloved car back on the road. But certainly for all your other general servicing, go to somebody you trust and like dealing with.

A mechanic friend of mine will do a service on a Falcon for instance, 6 new plugs, air, oil and fuel filter, new oil, grease all the front end and do a safety check on your front end and brake pads and he charges around $80. Ford would quote at least $150 'ish at the least for the same thing. It's crazy.

I've never owned a brand new car so I haven't needed to save my new car warranty but I always do my own oil changes, brake pads etc because it can be just so expensive when you pay for somebody elses time and marked up parts.

Keep it real ........

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi Guys,

Octane Booster has solved my engine pinging problem and it's running much smoother now.

I went to Repco and bought myself a couple more of this stuff, as they had them on special.

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Date Registered: 09-2008
Location: Gippsland
TOTAL POSTS: 244
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I had this same issue, I just started putting in premium fuel (higher octane).

it has minimised the issue somewhat. I had my dealer investigate the whole issue at length. After finding the had filled the thing up with 100W50 oil, I promptly offered to rearrange their service schedule with a 9lb Sledge hammer, and they fixed this immediately. Many issues were resolved after this.

However still a tiny bit of rattle, to which several of my automotive oriented friends have commented sounds like injector noise.

Also left with the occasional stall on a hot start - but planning to swap out the cam angle sensor and later the crank sensor as well.

I also notice that I get a bottle of injector cleaner thrown in every now an then at my services. The rattle goes away for a week or so after this.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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I have had pinging ever since about 45,000kms and it does seem to go away after a bottle of injector clean but not for long after that. I use premium fuel all the time now. I notice it more through summer than winter.
I would be interested in your findings after replacing the crank-angle sensor.

My initial thoughts have been that maybe one of the cylinders is running hot due to some casting sand impeding the water flow around it but a back-flush by the dealer did not see any and the pinging is still there.

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Date Registered: 11-2008
Location: Perth
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Kev, that doesn't sound like pinging at all, I think alot of people in this thread a mistaking pinging for an unrelated noise. If your engine is pinging hard enough to hear it over road noise, then I very much doubt it is real pinging, because most engines couldn't survive more than a few seconds of real pinging, let alone a few thousand kms...

Alot of things in our engines make these sorta noises, our injectors are noisy and because our QRs are made from all aluminum, combustion noise is transferred very easily.

Maybe try replacing your spark plugs emoticon

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Date Registered: 11-2016
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Hey guys, I have a 03 X-Trail [sign in to see URL] petrol A/T, with bolt-ons (4-1 header, CAI, custom 2.5" exhaust system and HKS Hi-Power universal muffler).

The thing is after all that, I had issues with sensors, such as (o2, maf, knock sensor) all faulty due to time and mileage over 150,000 km, i changed all of them and cleaned the throttle body cuz it was dirty, after that did cleared all the codes, before that the ecu used to tell me system too rich, now it's all the way around, system [sign in to see URL], I managed to do a comparison with the fuel, for a week i used half a tank of 85-90 octane premium (depending on rhe gas station and the company, almost every gas station here uses 85 premium, there is one that is called Sunix that sells 90 octane and 100 ocatnr, the street racing fuel, the others are Texaco, Total, Next, Axxon) the next week i used the racing fuel (100 octane), it does runs well, but after the bolt-ons and changing the sensors, I still need ti retune tthe ecu or get an S-AFC or a piggyback, to get it work properly.
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi There,

As a new member to the forum, you're kindly asked to make your first post in the introductions section before posting anywhere else. It gives you the chance to introduce yourself and your Exy and be assigned a Member ID. Thanks

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