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Hi everyone. Have started experiencing tell tale problems that the air mass meter is playing up. Just looking on fleabay for a replacement at the right price when I see some one is selling a repair guide.

Question is Has any one purchased it? Does it work? If so can I have a copy?

Thanks

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"Air mass meter", funny things, not quite sure how they work but when they don't they are a pain in the a*s!! I'd recommend getting yourself a BOSCH branded and keep the receipt!! I got mine about 4-5 months ago from the stealer and last month failed lucky that I kept the receipt and got a new one fitted by the stealer for FREE.

Just make a wise move with the air meter!

Cheers!

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Hi.

The Bosch ones are the standard fit, but they are prone to failure. The pierburg (not sure of spelling) units are much less likely to have problems, but you will have to convert the wiring to make it fit.

I think Tobes will have an idea on whats involved with the wiring modification, this is the route i am going down if my Bosch one fails or causes any problems.

Repair doesn't sound possible, cleaning can be a short term solution (but not advisable)

£70 -£80 isn't a fortune to make your car run better, or even eliminate the possibility of it being at fault.

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SO if you take it back in under 12 months they are obliged to change it? Bought mine about 6 months ago. Wait another 5 months and i might just return it and tell them its faulty can i change it smile.gif

Sounds like a plan!

With using a Pierburg one, anybody know if the housing is identical? Are mods just on the wiring side?

Wheres that Tobes when you need him grin.gif

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Well I bought mine from Mann Egerton in Swindon in my way to the Romania, I changed it in Austria and this was in August. Before Christmas when I took my car to Mann Egerton in Exeter they found out that it was faulty and changed it free of charge. wink.gif But they also had to change the accelerator pedal due to a sensor fault, and that was around £100. It the air mass meter is under the warranty they are obliged to replace it with a new one free of charge. At the stealer they will charge you £110 and when you bring the old one back they refund you £25 out of £110.

I don't know anything about the Pierburg ones.

Cheers!

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  • 4 years later...
Guest princecasanova

i think based on my experienced you can still drive your car though your Air Mass Meter might be faulty. just dont rush it to the highway for some race. but you should still wait for the part to arrive to be assure. goodluck.

===princecasanova====

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although your car seems okay even with a faulty air mass meter, it's better to have it fixed. air mass meter or mass flow sensor is very important, as it controls the amount of air that mixes with your fuel and inappropriate air intake can result to poor fuel efficiency and that will restrain you from having superb engine performance

Edited by shao_khan
Car Builder forgot to read T&Cs
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I'm not sure if this is correct, I was told the air mass meter slowly loses performance as it gets older and dirtier. The ECU then adapts to accomodate the change in performance of the unit and makes changes get the best out of the car. When you then change to a brand new air mass sensor, the car can still run rough for 100 or so miles as the ECU needs to re-program itself to adapt to a brand new efficient unit.

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