So I haven’t had time to check for an exhaust leak. I drove to Detroit last week, 400km round trip. As usual, on the highway, no issue, but the marble noise at low speed under load.
I typically run 87 octane, so when I got back I filled up, but with 91 instead. Tank was half full.
what have I noticed? The marble noise has eased back and while present, is not half as bad.
This put me thinking. I basically now am running 89 octane. But probably have been running poor fuel leading to a knock issue.
this thread below sounds similar to what is going on with the majority of these trucks.
I’m still going to search for an exhaust leak next weekend, but I’m thinking this could be a knock sensor issue, that’s retarding a spark long enough, but not severe enough to trigger a CEL.