Engine pinging problem when accelerating

Tiny
ROMEOM
  • 2008 BMW 750LI
  • 37,500 MILES

I have taken my 2008 BMW 750Li to the BMW Service Center 3 times for engine pinging problem during acceleration with negative results. Would you happen to have a fix for this? I have been using 91 octane from Shell or Chevron since I've owned the car. I've had this pinging / detonation noise coming from the egine during sudden acceleration since I bought the car in May 2010. The dealer preformed some sort of induction flush of the fuel system but it didn't help.

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Monday, December 19th, 2011 AT 7:01 PM

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Tiny
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Have you tried adding higher octane fuel?

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Monday, December 19th, 2011 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Also have the EGR valve checked if its opening

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Monday, December 19th, 2011 AT 11:18 PM
Tiny
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Using 91 octane fuel didn't help because I've been using it since I owned the car. Would the engine light come on if the EGR is mafunctioning?

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Don't always rely on the CEL to give you a headstart-check the EGR valve operation

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Pinging is KNOWN issue with your car and other BMWs did you change spark plugs?

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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No EGR on BMW since 1979. BMW knows about the problem, they are not inclined to fix it. Had several of them at the stealer, oops, dealer do the same thing.

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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Merry Christmas guys-be safe and sound

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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Anymore suggestions/recommendations in regards to trhe engine pinging

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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 2:51 AM
Tiny
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Add some octane booster?

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 5:09 AM
Tiny
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Octane booster (Lucas brand) is not street legal. Anymore recommendations?

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:54 PM

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