2013 F 150. 3.7 L. 18000 miles. I have a gas ping. ?

Asked by Apr 23, 2015 at 05:18 PM about the 2013 Ford F-150 XL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/13f12om3e.pdf Page 202 says regular 87 is fine, so that should not be the cause of a ping if you use that. However, cheap gas from convenience stores and independent retailers is just that--cheap gas. It does not have the proper detergents, buy strictly name-Brand gas. Shell, Chevron, the big names.See http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html .But that would not cause pre-detonation. Usually the cause of a ping. Even if your CEL is not on, have it scanned, look for a faulty knock sensor. That's what a knock sensor does, "listens" for when fuel ignites and the ECU should adjust accordingly If your truck is flex fuel, page 202 also warns of switching back-and-forth between E85 and E10 or straight gas. If it's still under warranty, have it looked at. Wait, not just looked at but fixed. A faulty knock sensor is P0330 to 0336 ..BUT could be ignition timing from faulty crankshaft or cam position sensor. As you can tell these modern engines and their myriad of interacting sensors are complex...not like the old days if you said it was a 1976 I would say use premium and problem solved

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 208,514 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,660
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,300
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,767 Great Deals out of 166,158 listings starting at $1,950
Used GMC Sierra 1500
833 Great Deals out of 65,980 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
368 Great Deals out of 47,341 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Tundra
489 Great Deals out of 33,144 listings starting at $3,400
Used Toyota Tacoma
487 Great Deals out of 38,932 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ram 1500
915 Great Deals out of 112,845 listings starting at $6,396
Used Ford Mustang
378 Great Deals out of 46,805 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Titan
179 Great Deals out of 18,284 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Colorado
232 Great Deals out of 23,393 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Explorer
803 Great Deals out of 74,511 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
576 Great Deals out of 27,339 listings starting at $999
Used Jeep Wrangler
272 Great Deals out of 18,549 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
2,520 listings starting at $18,490
2016 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 366 listings starting at $18,800
2015 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
16 listings starting at $10,999
2014 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $11,850