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2.3L ('83-'97) Pinging?


bilbo

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Messages
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Location
North Dakota
Vehicle Year
1983
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
0
Total Drop
0
I was driving home on the freeway today at about 75mph and noticed a metallic noise when I was accelerating to pass someone. I’ve never had pinging demonstrated to me so I’m not exactly sure what it sounds like, but I suspect that is what was happening. I have a small exhaust leak just behind the cab, and it sounded like that but sharper. Thought timing maybe drifted but it’s right where I left it at 8 degrees. I’ve never noticed this sound before and I can’t get it to do it in any conditions other than freeway speeds in OD. I’m going to try running some chemtool this weekend in case it’s carbon deposits. any other ideas what it might be?
 


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Dirtman

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Location
41N 75W
Vehicle Year
2009
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.


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