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Strange pinging like noises

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Hello. I’ve got a 2014 Hyundai Veloster Auto. I’ve had the car for over a year, and I love it so much. However, I have encountered one issue. When accelerating, usually on freeways (80-100km’s) I hear a strange pinging like noise coming from the front right area of the car. I’ve taken it to four seperate mechanics, including Hyundai. All four mechanics haven’t been able to diagnose the problem. The three mechanics put it down to how the car is built. Hyundai eyeballed the issue and told me that I should get a new transmission, to which I told them no. I’m worried about what this could might be, hopefully this is an issue that someone can relate to.
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That, to me, sounds like it could possibly be pre-ignition noise.
Pre-ignition can damage your engine.
The usual reason for pre-ignition could be low octane gasoline and/or carbon buildup in the cylinder.
Another reason, but which I think isn't possible, is, that the ignition spark timing is advanced (too much) causing the pinging. The computer should be eliminating this possibility however.
If it were in fact the computer causing this problem, the inexpensive solution would be to install a new knock sensor, which is the usual repair for this. You can Google this.
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