Mine's never pinged, and I've run everything from low test to high test in it! In fact, I really can't tell the difference unless I'm on a long highway trip, then the higher octane (89 or 92) tends to give me a couple extra miles per gallon over the 87, but still no ping!
Paul... 99 F-150 XLT SC Sport, 4.6L, Auto, Captain Chairs, Class III Towing Package, 3.55 LS, Sliding Rear Window, White, 4X2, CD, Soft Factory Tonneau Cover, K&N Filter, WMS Velocity Tube, Line-X Spray on Bed Liner, Gibson Side Swept Cat Back System, F150online Decal... Flip Chip on it's way!
Alas, I am the lone pinger. It started at about 30K. Dealer was no help! Chevron w/Techron was no help. This Romeo is a lemon. But I do get 20mpg on the highway, so my anger is somewhat tempered. I wanted to change the plugs, and wires but the Ford mechanic said that was a waste of money. Any help would be appreciated....
Red 97 F-150XL SC,SB,4.6 pinger, 3:55ls, tow pkg.,Rhino Liner, K&N Filter, Smittybilt Nerfbars.
If haven't been able to fix the problem, I wouldn't put much faith in their opinions:
"Dealer was no help!"
"Ford mechanic said that was a waste of money"
I'd at least give new plugs and wires a shot. I've seen several postings here concerning the stock plugs and folks being shocked at their condition afet 30 - 40 thousand miles.
1999 F-150 XLT Supercab
Black factory steps
Flareside Sport Package
17" wheels, K&N
Ford Soft Tonneau Cover
Gibson Super Truck
"Did it myself" Undercoating
"Freak on a Leash"
F150 on the shore, The 97 plug wires leaked and you very well may need new plugs and maybe wires too. They have redesigned the plug wires to prevent water from getting into them. Mine were bad on two plugs at 45K.
BTW: All my family is from Easton. The Carroll's. Still have an Uncle there. Next time I'm up you can take me out to Harrisons on Tillmans Island for Crab cakes!
97 F-150 SC Lariat, Styleside, White over Gold, 4.6L (Windsor), Automatic, 3.55 rear end, electronic 4X4, w/ every option of Lariat and ORP packages except the 17" wheels (I even got the OR decals now!) MOD's so far: K&N air box mod, Gibson Super Truck, clear Bugflector II, Leer TSC 600 hard cover, Bridgestone Dueler OWL ATP 265/75 R-16's, TrailMaster Invader N7 shocks, Smittybilt step bars, Ford moulded mud guards, "White-white" head lamps, Cloud Rider Design's SS Grill and bumper opening, Bosch Platinum + 4's, Hayden 30K+ Tranny Cooler,Class III Reece load distributing hitch system and wiring, Superchip
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