I am older yes, this is my 5th car and the one i've kept the longest, > 5 fantastic trouble-free years.. but anyway yes what you said above is what i meant. i (fortunately) don't hear anything before i roll on the gas.This sounds off to me.
If you mean you hear pinging as u roll on the gas after changing gear ok thats probably pinging.
Ok this is why I am skeptical. If you are still on the clutch the engine is still relatively low load, or it is if your clutch lasts 140K like mine....After the clutch is fully out, i'm fine.
It wont ping because the ECU has ignition retarded far enough.I've been putting regular unleaded in my car for a long time. I only use top tier gasoline places like shell, chevron, and QT though. I guess ill start switching it up with some premium now and then. I have never really experienced Pinging before with regular though.