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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As a vehicle ages, the timing gets off, and the Octane of fuel will compensate for an out of timing vehicle.
Bad gas is main culprit, also dirty/clogged fuel filter, or clogged carberetor or injectors!
Use a "GOOD" fuel system cleaner for the next 3 tankfuls, and use a higher octane fuel at the same time!!! This is important. After 3 tankfuls and 3 additions of a Fuel System Cleaner, go back to a lower octane fuel. Drive up a hill and see if the problem is gone. If not, then either take it to a mechanic and check timing, hopefully you replaced the fuel filter by then.
this noise is detonation. It is an uncontrolled untimed ignition from hot spots in the combustion chamber igniting an incorrect air/fuel mixture. IT is harmful if left un repaired as it has the capability of melting holes in pistons.. Run the fault codes or check /change the air/ fuel mixture settings and ignition timing of the engine . Most engines run around 10-12 degrees advanced and any more than that will help cause the problem, as the spark occurs too early and the extra pressure built up by the combustion will combust the rest of the mixture in the cylinder. Fuel quality is important so if you are using a standard grade fuel( 89-91 octane rated) fill with a premium fuel with a higher fuel octane rating . Give a miss to E- fuel mixtures
If you are using 91 octane and there are problems with performance and economy and pinging in the engine under acceleration then shift up to 98 octane . I would steer clear of any e- fuels as they are not doing the job generally. Any Honda hand book will have the recommended octane rating for your engine.
this is called detonation ( spontaneous combustion that is un planned ) and is cause by incorrect a/fuel/timing and octane rating of the fuel. If you have an ECM controlled engine then the combination of knock sensor/MAP/VAF sensor and position sensors and o2 sensors should be adjusting all items to eliminate the detonation. So I suggest running fault codes to check if there are sensor faults. If you have a carby operated engine then check the air/fuel mixture -float level and timing to eliminate it . If your engine is running a compression of 10:1 ( from the compression pressures from a compression test) then you may have to run a 98 octane rated fuel to overcome the problem
Hello, Thomas. Check the knock sensor. This sensor is suppose to send signal to
the computer if the engine start to knocking or pinging. The computer will
change the setting on various other components to keep from doing this knocking
or pinging. I remember in the older cars that weren't fuel injected but
carbureted and had to burn high octane fuel. If one put low octane in the fuel
tank the engine would knock/ping, and continue to run after the ignition was
turned off. Try the knock sensor or do an diagnosis test on it. Look in your
owner manual it tell how to self diagnosis test on you car. GB....stewbison
The only reason to run higher octane fuels to to reduce the chance of (engine ping) or (engine knock).Try the regular gas(dont completely fill car) and take notice under hard acceleration if engine makes a pinging noise.If pinging happens then add some high octane gas to compensate for regular.Unless this is a modified engine the regular gas will not do any damage it will result in pinging and loss of fuel milelage.
Your ignition timing may have advanced too far. Or it is now where it should be and is making more cylinder pressure during combustion causing the gasoline to ignite to early causing detonation or ping.
Make sure the ignition timing is correct. If it is try better fuel meaning the octane rating.
If you can go up to the next octane level. For example if you are using 87 go to 89 and see if it goes away. 3 of my wife's last cars a 1986 Honda Prelude, 2000 Neon, and a 2003 Neon had some ping under medium to hard acceleration. She switched to 89 octane and the ping went away completely in each vehicle. Each of the vehicle had a good deal of miles on them.
The 2003 Neon has 75000 miles on it now and runs great on 89 octane. About a year ago I tried 87 Octane in her car and the ping came right back.
Are u using the recommendedfuel ? if so try running a couple of cans of fuel injection upper cylinder cleaner through the system with the next few tanks of gas, try LUCAS brand, it is among the best, the next step is to have the engine de-carboned by the dealer, this works very well, you can also remove an octane selection jumper, it retards the timing 2 degrees, that will most times stop the ping.