Re: Running a car without a MAF?
Cleaned MAF with electronic cleaning fluid,put it back in than it got worse than before-while engine cold will not run over 3000 rpm,after few minutes of powerless torturing and temp rising it "turns" on and works very good but smokes at low revs if throttle opened fully.ECU diagnosed shows EGR fault reading,MAF fault reading,air temp sensor fault reading. Than I cleaned the EGR valve -took it of and cleaned in diesel. Reassembled it back on and ECU diagnostics shows only MAF error. Same problem with low temp and up to 3000revs, but when it snaps back on it is much better than before cleaning the EGR.
Drove it for few days and than it died on me like ECU shut down everything -electrical and fuel pump???!!!- . Tried to start it up but it just spins like no fuel. Left it to cool off for about an hour and it started like nothing ever happened. Went to ECU diagnose and it read MAF error and UNKNOWN error.
They suggested me a new MAF. New one from AR dealer is 320 eur,and BOSCH 1st installed is 90eur.... which one is better to buy?
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