Say that a friend had been silly enough to skim the text on the bottle of fuel additive, before mixing it into a full tank of fuel for his 40'000 km kawazaki z750. And say that it turned out this additive was not so much a fuel stabiliser as a lead substitute, with a clearly typed-out warning against using it on engines equipped with a catalytic converter.
How long would you estimate it would take until the cat converter was well and truly poisoned? A few minutes? Half the tank of poisoned fuel? What should my friend expect ?
I assume, of course, that he should drain the tank regardless.