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#9 of 10 My Outback engine pings too
Dec 15, 2009 (7:03 am)
The engine on my 2008 Outback pings as well, but I only hear it when I shut the car off. Other than that the car runs fine. I use mid-grade gas, and it does have 10% ethanol. [If I ran the country, the first thing I'd do is tell the corn lobby to take a hike. Actually I'd use stronger phraseology, but I try to keep things clean when I post to a messageboard! ]
#10 of 10 Re: My Outback engine pings too [dpalka]
Dec 15, 2009 (9:39 am)
Only when you shut the car off? So, you shut off the car, then your hear.... what? If it is more of a ticking and soft popping, that is just the metal parts cooling and is entirely normal. Pinging is a result of detonation, which only happens when the engine is running.