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Old 09-23-2016, 05:40 PM
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I agree. That's why I'm hoping it was just bad gas.
Three different brands of bad gas is unlikely.


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So I guess my question is why would my brand new Jeep ping?
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:50 PM
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Re: New 2017 pinging?

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So I guess my question is why would my brand new Jeep ping?

While operating on gasoline with an octane number of
87, hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not
a cause for concern.


Because you are using 87 it can happen. You already read that. So based on the owners manual you can learn to live with it or use a higher octane. Higher octane is nothing more than better anti knock properties.

Have you tried Sport mode yet?

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I did try sports mode with same results, but not as bad in the higher rpm range. It seems to be more prominent below 2500 rpm. I also agree that it's probably not bad gas since I tried 3 different brands. I'm hoping more 2017 v6 owners chime in. I can't be the only one experiencing this.
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Re: New 2017 pinging?

As you can tell, I wholeheartedly disagree with people telling you to use premium gas. The best thing you can do is try to have your dealer diagnose the problem. They may end up telling you it's normal, or they may actually fix it. Either way, putting premium in your V6 is a terrible idea. I'm not saying they are wrong about higher octane preventing knocking, I'm just saying take it up with your dealer and fix the problem the right way.
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As you can tell, I wholeheartedly disagree with people telling you to use premium gas. The best thing you can do is try to have your dealer diagnose the problem. They may end up telling you it's normal, or they may actually fix it. Either way, putting premium in your V6 is a terrible idea. I'm not saying they are wrong about higher octane preventing knocking, I'm just saying take it up with your dealer and fix the problem the right way.
The owner's manual says it is not a concern when using 87. Don't you think the dealer will just say it is not a problem?

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The owner's manual says it is not a concern when using 87. Don't you think the dealer will just say it is not a problem?

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I did say that they may tell him it's normal. But you and I don't know what it sounds like. It could very well be out of the range they would consider normal, and they'll do something about it. Or maybe not, I don't know. But with a brand new vehicle under warranty, don't you think it's worth a shot? If nothing else he gets some documentation that he tried to address a problem in case it becomes something bigger down the road.
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If the vehicle in question had a Hemi I would completely agree with you, run 89 as recommended and forget it. However, the OP's vehicle has the V6. The V6 is designed (and recommended) to run on 87. Putting anything more than that in is a waste. While running higher octane may put a bandaid on the problem he's having, ultimately he shouldn't need to do that for his brand new engine to perform as intended.
I agree with what you're saying to a point. But spending a few dollars on higher octane gas isn't a total waste of time here. There are variances in a mechanical engine, maybe he has one that makes a little bit more power than the rest.
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Re: New 2017 pinging?

New v6 is Pretty high compression engine!, wondered about the 87 octane but mine has zero ping @ 6000 miles now.
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Re: New 2017 pinging?

If not too many others have the pinging then perhaps it's attributed to the 87 octane in different parts of the country? Perhaps one factor being different climate/cooler temp at this time of the year and maybe sea level? I'm in the NE so it's still been 80 degrees during the day. I'm at half full so I will be filling up with 89 when I'm down to less than a 1/4 tank, just to see what happens. If it's still pinging with 89, then there's a problem that I'll need to bring up wih the dealership.
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Today was only 70 degrees and I hardly heard any pinging. Still on same tank of gas.
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