[s-cars] S6 pinging woes - the continuation

Bares, Vittorio Vittorio.Bares at nuance.com
Tue Jul 28 04:19:26 PDT 2009

Thanks for the warning - the car has been sitting in the driveway, the
only running the car has gotten is testing...

Vittorio -

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Dikeman [mailto:brett.dikeman at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 11:51 PM
To: Doug Landaeta
Cc: Bares, Vittorio; s-car list
Subject: Re: [s-cars] S6 pinging woes - the continuation

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Doug Landaeta<dlandaeta at gmail.com>

> Put a A/F ratio gauge on it and see if it's really rich and what the
> figures are across the range.

...or just pull the codes, because if the ECU can't compensate, it'll
throw a code.  The adaptation values will also be all sorts of

> And yes, check the timing marks...

I would think a mechanical timing misalignment would result in a
nearly instant code on the AAN's due to the cam position sensor?

Lastly, Vittorio, DO NOT continue to run the car with pinging loud
enough to hear. If you can hear it, you are doing damage to the


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