PINGING EXCESSIVE ENGINE USE

2001 Ford Focus

Tiny

kevh123

June, 28, 2010 AT 12:01 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 70000 miles

HI
THE PROBLEM WITH MY FORD FOCUS IS REALLY BAD PINGING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AND EXCESSIVE OIL USE I USE THE CORRECT GRADE OIL FORD SAY 2 USE AND HAVE TRYED DIFFERENT FUEL STATIONS AND EVEN BEEN RUNNING MY CAR ON EXCELLIUM I HAVE NOTICED FROM TIME TO TIME BLUE SMOKE COMING FROM THE EXHAUT AND THE TAIL PIP HAS A RESIDUE OF OIL IN IT.I DONT KNOW IF SOME OF THE SIMPTOMS I AM GETTING IS DOWN TO AFORMER KEEPER LETTING THE OIL RUN DOWN TO LOW CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE PISTON RINGS ORTHE SCRAPER RINGS I AM QUIET CONCERND AS WE ALL KNOW IF IT IS THATI HAVE ABIG EXSPENSIVE BILL I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL

FOUND 293 RELATED QUESTIONS

4.2 Pinging

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Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

July, 3, 2010 AT 1:52 PM

Egine ping is usually caused by one of a few things, cheap fuel, ignition timing, or a bad knock sensor. Has the check engine light ever come on? Has anyone ever checked timing?

As far as oil consumption, a valve ping shouldn't cause that. Has the oil been changed on a timely basis? Did you get the car new?

Let me know. Also, let me know more about the blue smoke you are seeing.

Joe

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