Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:16 pm

I can't speak to that - I haven't ever purchased an "OEM" MAF. However, the Bosch parts I've purchased in the past have sucked far less than this non-Bosch example.

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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by sweet victory » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:39 pm

My 997 airbox came with a Bosch MAF sensor. It came off of a running vehicle. Do you want the sensor?
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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by Einsteiger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Your efforts, even with all the angst, have saved the rest of us a lot of time and wasted money. At least we now know that Autozone is not a preferred supplier. 8-)
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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by sweet victory » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:43 pm

Einsteiger wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Your efforts, even with all the angst, have saved the rest of us a lot of time and wasted money. At least we now know that Autozone is not a preferred supplier. 8-)
I got my Bosch MAF for ~$130 shipped with a life time warranty from there. You just need to wait for coupons.

Show me a better deal? The same sensor is $280+ on Pelican.
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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by sweet victory » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:45 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:43 pm
Bummer. Currently $163 @ "The Zone," and I need a new MAF.
If you use promo code taxtime20, that brings it down to $135 shipped w/ life time warranty. Just saying.
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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:28 pm

I’m good, thanks. The good news out of this mess is that I actually cleaned my old MAF well enough that I am going to let it ride until a new Bosch unit arrives. I wanted to try the Autozone “house brand” experiment as the price seemed too good to be true. It was...

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm

Updated update for my update: Clean (old) MAF is happier than a pig in mud; I haven't bothered trying to return the Autozone mess yet, but I will get to that in the next couple of days.

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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