I'm sorry that I post about this subject directly, but I fear that looking
for this kind of information might prove difficult and slow.
Maybe someone has prompt knowledge about this problem, and I should avoid
causing more damage immediately.
What happened is that I noticed a much higher fuel consumption during the
last 650 km.
My car has a catalytic exhaust pod, and a multipoint injection on an
eurosuper petrol engine.
Examining the engine I noticed today that the clamp around the rubber tube
from the air filter assy to the engine intake wasn't tightened around the
neck of the injection system, a tube with at the entrance the throttle valve
and airmass flow gauge.
Some "false air" might have rendered the petrol gas/air mixture leaner. If
that would heat the engine, outlet valves, exhaust gases and the catalytic
is it possible that damage has been caused to any of the engine and exhaust
Much troubled and very frightened for my stupid mistake,
Many thanks in advance and for yor attention,