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Exhaust pinging my 2008 pontiac g5 makes a pinging noise after being shut-off from driving it anywhere. Oncer shut-off will make pinging noise for 15mins after. what could this be.......

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It is the exhaust actually cooling down, this is fairly normal especially in brand new vehicles or vehicles with new exhaust. the metal used in the exhaust expands with heat you shut the car off and the heat goes away so metal contracts. nice car by the way, my neighbor around the corner just bought a black one. good luck

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It's not normal!
Dealers are deaf to issues!
My moms dealer told her the grinding noise from her starter was because it was new and needed to break in!

Try using better grade gas, stick to one brand for a couple of tanks. Some new cars need higher octane too.
But stick to one brand and grade for a few tank fulls.

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