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Pinking (pinging) on my 2000 Jaguar XJR8

Pinking (pinging) problem. Symptoms: Part load, around 2-3k RPM, increase throttle and pinking, left bank only (wind windows down and clearly left bank). Took to main dealer, chains, compression and plugs checked, all OK. Replaced two injectors, performance much better, like a new car, but pinking still there, but much reduced - should knock sensors detect this and ****** ignition? If knock sensor faulty - why wouldn't this trigger a fault code? No fault codes found by dealer. Any pointers gratefully received, the technician at the dealer was helpful and knowledgeable, but has clearly run out of ideas...

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If your getting misfire codes also and all on one side then it is oxygen sensor and or the catalytic converter on that side

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    If your getting misfire codes also and all on one side then it is oxygen sensor and or the catalytic converter on that side


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Your burning cheap gas,use high test gas. and you might have to advance your distributor

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