I'm new to this forum and hoping I can get some advice on an air flow meter question.
I have a 2004 147 JTD 1.9 Lusso.
The power had dropped so I took it to the local backstreet garage that I've used a few times and he suspected the air flow meter. When he rang he confirmed it was the air flow meter and that there were two different types for my engine type. He said it would either cost me £130+vat or £185+vat and he could let me know as soon as they whippe dit off the car.
I did a bit of googling following that, and as far as I can see, there is only the one type of aair flow meter for my model. I could only find a few references on the net...one was a bosch model for £160 (incl vat)
Alfa Romeo 147 Airflow Meters
The other was a cheaper model from worldparts costing only £78.20 (incl.)
Alfa Rome 147 GT Fiat Air Flow Meter 0280218120
I spoke to the garage owner again and he said he would advise against 'the mickey mouse one' but if I wanted to buy it he would be happy to fit it for me.
So, my questions are...
1) is ther only one type of airflow meter for a 147 (2004) 1.9 jtd 1910cc?
2) would you guys recommend against the cheaper model and buy a bosch one or would you risk the cheaper model?
3) are they easy to fit? (I'm okay with basic mechanics).
Many thanks in advance for any help.