Engine & Gearbox Pinkypinky pink?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by gongoozler, Tuesday 18th Nov, 2014.

  1. gongoozler Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I noticed it a while back, maybe under load...a pinking sound occasionally. Now, a few months later it seems to be there most of the time, particularly at 60mph plus..even a little press of the pedal and it makes the pinking sound. I can detect no smoke from the back via the rear view mirror, but even so it's worry.
    I know this has come up before but has anyone reached a conclusion about what this pinking means??
     
  2. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Try filling up with a premium fuel a couple of times and see if it goes away. All this bio/ethanol muck plays havoc with our motors!
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Diesel or Petrol car, please add your car to the garage it will make it easier to know which car you got.
     
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  5. gongoozler Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks for the replies, yes it's an oil-burner!
    I will try the posh fuel rather than the usual stuff and post again if no better....
    OK I will fill in some details too, sorry!
     
  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    What's the latest @gongoozler ? Are you still having issues with pinking or did the premium fuel help ?
     
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  7. gongoozler Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ah yes, partner filled up with VIN-ordinaire, but trying the premier-cru over the holiday! Thanks for the interest!!