| Originally posted by M3WKY+Oct 23 2004, 06:06 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(M3WKY @ Oct 23 2004, 06:06 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-///M3 FX@Oct 22 2004, 09:45 PM |
OBD1 cars do not deal as well with pinging as OBD2 cars.
What Kind fo Fuel are you using ?
Our cars have something called a knoc sensor, its a microphone that picks up these "knockign sounds" and when its picks it up it lets the computer know and reduces the power and screws up the timing.
Also, do you have a performance chip in your car? if so which one ?
useing shell Optimax with a min octane rateing of 98.
My car has these Knock sensors too, and they should if faulty, bring on the engine check light.
just orderd from your neck of the woods a fault code reader, so maybe that may help. I know I can read on a pre 1996 model useing the trottle pedal but thats way too fidley.
Actually hopeing it does show a fault with a sensor or somethin cos that sounds cheaper than the re-build option.
will try some fuel addatives after that, see if that has any affect.
Not had car since new so don't know if it's been chipped or not, (is there an easy way to tell)?
Thanx for your reply.
Does it have a rev limiter. Where you the first owner? usually its beacuse a previous owner decided to use less then 91 octane which is why it was doing it. However if your car is chipped the chipped cars have been known to have this problem alot more then others. Dinan and JC chips have offered to customize your chip to minimize the ticking sound.