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V6 calibra engine pinging

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v6 2.5 Calibra pinging on part throttle during acceleration. Car is run on 98 octane fuel. Use additional octane boost and it still pings. The vehicle has done 145,000 kmh.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You need to test the electronic spark control, it has a knock sensor, only way to verify all is well is to have a dealer hook it up to their diagnostic testers.

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Using that high of octane fuel can cause the problems you might be having. using a higher octane is great but higher octane means higher cylinder pressures which pulls a very high demand on th ignition system, you need the ignition system to overcome aif/fuel and compression/cylinder pressures. try lowering the octane of upgrading your ignition system. the kocking/pinging you are hearing is incomplete combustion sounds. hope this helps

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