Re: Engine "ping"
If you are not getting oil to your valve train it will cause damage if it hasn’t already (ticking or tapping noise on start up). It is probably a bad rocker or the valve lash adjuster assuming you have a 4.6L. What weight oil are you using, with the 4.6 don’t use anything heaver than 10w30. If it is a pushrod motor it is probably the rocker, lifter, or pushrod, which can be adjusted or cheap to replace.
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