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1st, you gotta switch to a thinner oil! read here. (archive)

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Posted by Scott Snider on September 16, 2001 at 19:49:38:

In Reply to: Knocking Pinging help, causes and cures posted by 95 ///M3 on September 16, 2001 at 17:25:55:

If you're getting pinging and CE lights with 20/50 regular oil...sheesh, you gotta switch to a more mainstream oil to unmask exactly what's going on.....Iuse 5/W30 synthetic and have no pinging at all...a little valve ticking for about 15 seconds when she first starts, but then she's fine...

I guess my point is that you might already be masking some problems with that molasses you're running.....

Scott Snider
95 dakar M3/2 "Gretchen"
ECIS CAIS w/ Euro HFM & AA chip
96K miles

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