Originally Posted by willwren
If his knock sensor fails, he CAN damage the engine.
Originally Posted by DrJay
Will you always have a way to scare people
You are about the only dissenter on this issue. The argument rages, but at the same time, why take the chance?
Dissent? Not really. With that statement right there I totally agree, especially with the emphasis you provided. To me there'* a big difference between just saying "you can damage your engine" and stating that if one engine component fails you could damage another. The engine is built in such a way that 87 octane will NOT damage it. If engine components are failing, however, you do run a risk. But that'* the same with anything. If my MAF is failing I run a risk just driving it, same with the o2 sensor, egr, or any number of other parts. With that I wouldn't simply state "if you drive your car you can damage it" on an assumption of failing sensors...make sense?
One statement causes unnecessary fear while the other actually informs him of the risks involved.
Interesting to me there isn't the same fear of using a K&N filter, which many feel has a more direct effect on a sensor which could in turn cause engine failure.
I'm not trying to split hairs, but that'* the only reason I say anything on the subject anymore. I'll be quiet now