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What would cause a sound like BBs rattling several times per second from the engine or something near it only when accelerating between 2000 and 3000 RPMs?


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2005-02-04 10:58:22
2005-02-04 10:58:22

That is called pinging. It isn't a good thing as it can cause engine damage. There are a variety of possible reasons for it. You should get it looked at. For a short term fix, try going with a higher octane gas.

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