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Pinging sound on 1998 Ford Windstar

1998 Ford Windstar v-6 starts out fine but pings when it gets to tempeture, the vehicle does NOT overheat at all but eventually after about 30 min of running sounds like a diesel train. I took to a mechanic but after 4 hours of checking things he said it is 90% chance of being a bad computer. I am not a mechanic but am a working father of 3 boys who has to manage every dime and would like to ask the community their thoughs on this. I am willing to buy and pay to have install but cant afford to keep changing parts. Does anyone have info input or maybe a similar situation?
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Right try this cockney cowboy bodge and see if it works ---three squirts of fairy washing up liquid in the oil filler and about half a pint of diesel ,use car as normal for a about a week and see if the noise gets less,if it does then drop oil and refill and repeat ,if it doesnt then dont bother because the hydraulic tappets are not the cause of the noise.To be honest without hearing the noise its difficult to diagnose and i have to rely on information you have supplied from other mechanics so i can only make suggestions like the one above .But i have had this sort of thing before and i know that this works on vehicles that have not had regular oil changes

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