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From: DUEDUC aol.com
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 22:47:07 EST
I'm new to the list. Couldn't find much info in the archives about this topic.
I have a '98 Explorer 5.0 v8 with 45 K miles. About a couple of months ago it
started pinging when the engine was under load (hard acceleration or pulling
a small trailer). I talked to the dealership service department. They told me
"not to worry, just use higher octane gas, all trucks ping occassionally".
It's my understanding that detonation is not good for the engine. I'm
planning to keep this truck until the wheels come off.
Would appreciate any comments on this subject: should I worry? any additives
worth using to clean carbon deposits? will the truck last long enough it the
engine is pinging?
thanks a lot for your help.
You are right, pinging is not good and can harm the engine if left
unattended. My 97 F150 4.6 V8 would ping occasionally, I changed the plugs
and wires and ran a fuel injector cleaner called 44K and all was good
afterwards. If I were you, I would start with the 44K, it costs about $18
for a bottle. You can get it from the dealer. Few auto parts stores carry
it. That would be the easiest and less expensive solution. OR, you could
just try running high octane fuel for a few tank fulls. Carbon deposits
build up easily running low octane fuel. To get rid of them you can run
high octane through your engine or get the fuel injection cleaner. If the
fuel/fuel injector cleaner fails, I would then go to the plugs.
>From: DUEDUC aol.com
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [97up-list] pinging
>Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 22:47:07 EST
>I'm new to the list. Couldn't find much info in the archives about this
>I have a '98 Explorer 5.0 v8 with 45 K miles. About a couple of months ago
>started pinging when the engine was under load (hard acceleration or
>a small trailer). I talked to the dealership service department. They told
>"not to worry, just use higher octane gas, all trucks ping occassionally".
>It's my understanding that detonation is not good for the engine. I'm
>planning to keep this truck until the wheels come off.
>Would appreciate any comments on this subject: should I worry? any
>worth using to clean carbon deposits? will the truck last long enough it
>engine is pinging?
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