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> Engine pinging in 2011 Elantra Touring
ilyaz
post Apr 2 2012, 10:09 AM
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I've had my 2011 Elantra Touring for almost exactly a year.

What I've noticed pretty much since the moment I drove off the dealer lot is that when I accelerate, especially with several people riding and/or uphill, I hear what I think is called "Engine pinging" or "valves tapping", i.e. this metallic noise similar to when you bang together small metal balls.

I remember hearing the same noise on my old Toyota years ago when I would try to accelerate in a gear that was too high. It was louder then but I am still concerned that maybe Elantra's engine is not tuned properly.

I am about to take it for an oil change to the dealer so might asked them about it then, but I was just curious whether many people have had the same experience. If so, were you able to fix it?

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post Apr 2 2012, 03:25 PM
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My 2008 Elantra HD does the same thing. The dealer under warranty performed a fuel injector cleaning service and it did nothing.


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I got the same noise on mine (2011 Touring)
Dealer did injector cleaning and other stuff for about 150$ (not under warranty)
sounded smoother when at the dealer but the next morning the same noise as always came up.
I can actually hear this noise when starting the car on idle(I have remote starter so i hear it when getting to my car)



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post Oct 24 2014, 07:50 PM
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not sure if this helps, but my work van (E250) does the same up hill.... goes away with fresh 5w-20 and 93octane.

ಠ_ಠ i can feel it coming in the air tonight.


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post Dec 6 2014, 01:42 PM
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The most likely culprit is that your using a low octane gas. As a previous poster said, increase to 93 octane premium grade gas.

To do a quick test, just add 1 bottle of octane booster to your tank and top off with 92 or 93 octane gas. The problem should go away.

In the future just fill up with premium - no need to use octane booster on an ongoing basis.


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post Dec 6 2014, 05:11 PM
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Pretty sure the motor was designed to run on regular, it shouldn't need anything more to run smoother/better. And if that's the case then it's a design flaw and owners with this problem should be compensated for it.

See how it sounds with fresh oil.


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post Dec 7 2014, 12:22 PM
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I've heard that noise when each of my cars was a little low on oil. Since so many of you are reporting a similar concern, maybe it's not that simple.

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post Dec 10 2014, 08:47 PM
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In previous generation elantras it was due to non-OEM oil filters. So use Hyundai oil filters and try putting in a heavier weight oil to see if that helps.


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