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is it pinging?

I have a 99 ranger stepside
3.0 v6 flexfuel
When going uphill or anytime i try to accelerate when Im already moving I get a sound that I think sounds like a diesel engine and the engine is very slow to respond.

But every time I read about dieseling people are talking about trucks continuing to run after they are shut off.

So now I am wondering if this sound I hear is what is called pinging.

I run 87 and have read about running seafoam.

What do you think?
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Run some seafoam. It wouldnt hurt. Im not sure about your 99 but i ran seafoam straight into the intake (vacuum line off of brake booster) I also have a 4.0, so i dont know.
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Buy the seafoam spray and clean the throttle body and shoot the can into the intake.Does the same thing as going through brake booster.
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how exactly does one shoot it?
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Pull the intake hose off throttle body and put a rock or have someone hold the accelerator peddle down.Do this with truck off.Squirt the flap real good and clean it with a rag and a tooth brush if you like.Squirt at least half the can in all around the intake and let soak afew minutes.Start it up and it will smoke really bad for a while.When smoke dies down drive on street kind of agressivly for a bit to get the rest f smoke out.Pinging should be really reduced or gone now.If you like yuou can put the rest of can in and do it again.Really helps alot.
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You keep saying spray or squirt, but the can of seafoam I bought is simply a twist off cap, there is no way to spray it.

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"Deep creep" by seafoam is the same stuff as you find in the twist off cap....just in a spray can.
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What Crunchy said:)
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Oh and if you get the spray can,hold onto the straw.They sometimes fly off and you do not want that to go into the intake.
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Oh and if you get the spray can,hold onto the straw.They sometimes fly off and you do not want that to go into the intake.
that would really "suck" lol
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I suggest doing the Seafoam treatment as well but let the engine sit overnight so the product can soak into the carbon.
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