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Pinking sound when hit the gas.

When I need to apply the gas - speed up, hill, etc. Car has an awful pinking/ticking sound. Anyone know? Thanks.

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You may be using gas that has too low octane.

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Was a bit of carbon build up, after few bottles of techron and few tanks f premium gas, ts good as new. Thanks.

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