Been looking at the forum pages for a while which has helped me do the odd thing to my car at times of need.. Your input is very good and worthwhile.
My current issue is what still might be MAF related. The car started to have total lack of power and no power surge after 3500rpm. It ran badly, inc the idle.
I know what you are all going to say as i took a gamble and purchased one through ebay France, Alfa here where i live wanted 450Euros..!! OUCH. The Ebay MAF arrived and I fitted it to the car, I did it with the battery disconected and re-connect after 1 hour and took it for a drive, normal speeds. The car felt and still does run alot better, no more idle problems.
The issue that I cannot get my head around, is that there is still no power... When i put my foot down, it revs smoothly all the way up, but no burst of power at the 3500 - 4000 rpm range, just smooth...
In the good day beofre all this happend, the car would push you back in your seat a bit, and you feel the torque steer, but now nothing. I have thought to myself that i must be used to it so you dont feel the difference anymore.. but something bugs me, I just know I should feel more power..
I have cleaned the butterfly on the throttle before fitting the senor.
I have checked all pipes, 1 was split and replaced.. another 80euros.
It had new cambelt etc & aux belt
What i havent done.! but would like some advise before i do anything else.
Spark plugs, i do not know when they where changed, owen the car for 5 months now.
Lambda sensor, which i know can be simular fault to MAF
Any help would be great, thanks in advance.