Re: Is it going to go pop - pinging
Just spoke to someone over breakfast who has a 147 as well and they too have this pinging sound at between 2-3k. Problem in Malaysia is that the old distributors shut down and the new ones have yet to begin ops - so warranties are worth squat. The new guys who happen to be the same franchise holders in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore appear to have waited for all existing warranties to expire before starting.
Oh well, no worries, will head to my usual mechanic over the weekend.
Hopefully its something as simple as a grubby MAF? Can a grubby MAF cause this? Or how about a clogged fuel filter? air filter?
Most of my driving is short distances within town - wonder if this could contribute to the problem. Anyway will get diagnostics done and post resolultion up here.