156 v6 MAF SUPRISE (PLEASE READ)
I recently found some interesting info on MAF sensors for the v6, and thought i'd delve deeper as i'm a tight ****.
After posting the question about other vehicles using the same sensor, alot of people told me it was'nt the case, especially some specialists. But after talking to speedmaster on here,and running his list of part numbers though my local parts supplier, i bought a MAF sensor for a vauxhal for £58. Then took the sensor out and checked the sensor number, (not the maf tube number) and as i was told, it was exactly the same as the original part number taken from my v6. So even though the vauxhal MAF tube was significantly smaller than the v6's the sensors were exactly the same but a fraction of the cost of a so called v6 maf assembly which i've seen for £185.
Since fitting it 2 weeks ago i can report no issues at all. The fuel consumption is better and the car still goes like stink, i did do a ecu and throttle reset at the time just to make sure it was all starting with fresh settings. And the main prob of cutting out has disappeared.
So if anyone needs a new MAF for a v6 i would recommend ordering part number 0 281 002 180 as this was the cheapest from the list that speedmaster supplied me.
So thanks very much for speedmasters help and hope this helps other V6 owners
Prototype Development Technician
McLaren Technology Centre