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Guest Message by DevFuse

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95 legacy knock/ping/pre-ignition under partial throttle or modest load @ 2250-2500 RPM

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#1 FleaDog


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

95 legacy stock 190K miles

I get that characteristic faint rattle sound of knock, pre-ignition, gas ping, whatever you want to call it at around 2250-2500 rpm under mild partial throttle conditions only, such as slowly accelerating or going up a hill.  Most pronounced using 87 octane and gets about 50% better with 93 octane. its still winter grade gas here but this has been going on no matter what the season.  Could this be a bad knock sensor - I know they can go bad and not throw a code. thx for any tips.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:37 PM

could also be carbon buildup in the cylinders.


Perhaps a SeaFoam treatment and knock sensor investigation to start?

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