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A follow up to the AvGas MoGas Mix Up

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: A follow up to the AvGas MoGas Mix Up Reply with quote

A single tank of 100LL wont affect the O2 sensor (unless perhaps they are wideband sensors - which only specalized cars use).  I had a couple dozen tanks of 100LL through my engine before my O2 sensor significantly degraded its signal. 
 
The cat is a different story.  I have heard that even a single tank can significantly degrade its function.  Not srue about that though.

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On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:28 AM, FLYaDIVE <flyadive(at)gmail.com (flyadive(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
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Six NJ Gas Stations Mistakenly Fed 100LL - (Dec 12 2012)
The state of New Jersey confirmed Wednesday that six automotive gas stations received and sold leaded aviation fuel to drivers before the mistake was discovered and the sales were shut down. The fuel was delivered by eight tankers between Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 to six gas stations owned by the same company. In a statement from the Division of Consumer Affairs, the fuel was not directly identified as 100LL. The agency said the fuel was "rated at 104.7 octane compared to 93 octane for super unleaded," and contained "a small amount of lead." It was mistakenly sold to motorists as super unleaded. According to the agency, it "should not cause damage to vehicles engines." Click through for a link to the release from Consumer Affairs and a list of affected stations.
This is from the AV WEB site: http://www.avweb.com/cgi-bin/texis/scripts/avweb-search/search.html?query=aviation+gas&x=43&y=11
They think it will not affect the engine... The engine NO!  But the Catalytic Converter and maybe the O2 Sensor and the MAP Sensor?
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