Hi, im living in the UK and i just wondered where i could get hold of some fuel injector cleaner?
Mine sound very clogged, i get a tapping noise when i accelerate which i have researched and it looks like its either the hydraulic lifters or the fuel injectors, makes me think its the injectors because the noise is only there when i actualy press the accelerator, if i take my foot off but the car is at high revs there is no noise.
Also i have no idea about this one but if i have my AC on, the car idles a little higher than usual, if i turn it off, the car idle sometimes drops low down then will stabilise after about 2-3 minutes of driving, got no idea what that could be but its not too bad yet, was wondering if it is possibly related.
Anyway, when i get hold of the injector cleaner, how do i run it through my car? do i run the car low on fuel, take it for a run then fill up with petrol normally?
Im not sure if it is 'pinking' i would definatley describe it as a ticking rather than a 'pink' and it only happens when i am accelerating. When i release the accelerator pedal it pretty much goes even if revs are high 3000+.
Ive not really paid attention to it much until i realised after about 4 months of driving it was starting to bug me a little bit
I also have another problem with it but my independant specialist i took it too said hed never heard of or seen the problem before.
The clutch pedal seems to vibrate so excessivly that it causes a funny rapid ticking noise behind the dashboard, which sounds like a cable being vibrated against a piece of plastic very very quickly, so it sounds almost like a drone noise.
I have found a quick fix for this, although its not very comfortable, i have to keep my foot covering the clutch pedal to stop it from vibrating, then the noise never happens, altho all the vibrations go up my leg and i doubt its good for my joints :P.
Clint, what you describe certainly sounds like it could be pinking, it might be worth just to find out next time you fill up pick somewhere that sells super unleaded, and put a tank of that in, if it goes away or diminishes you might get a better clue.
As to the clutch vibration?
Although I am sure I read in here somebody was complaining of a ticking noise from behind the dash/IP.have a quick search, see what pops up in here.
Ok, theres a BP near me that does BP ultimate, ive tried some of it before but only in small quantitys, quite possibly mixed with regular unleaded.
If it diminishes with the higher grade fuel, what would that indicate? that i need to keep paying 97.9pence a litre ?
Yeah the clutch vibrating stumped the BMW garage too, and he said to figure it out would take 11 hours labour to remove the front inside the car + take a look, and might not be able to fix it.
Yeah there was me and one other guy who questioned the ticking noise from behind the dash, although that was before i figured out it was just very intense clutch vibration, i have no idea why the clutch vibrates, is it even supposed to?%%
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