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Aaaah yes ... the bad fuel problem-)

Yes, it can cause damage to the engine. Yes, it can damage a sensor.

Solution: go to an auto parts store that can check error codes. Then, the error code will say which sensor is bad.

Most likey it's these sensors (with estimated prices): MAP - $30 Oxygen - $20 and last (not a sensor) egr (valve) - $80 fuel injector - $70 each spark plugs - $2-15 fuel filter - $8

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