Originally Posted by bigphil
thanks for repying guys, mave, no fault on diagnostics, does this cover maf ? dupes, sparkplugs winging their way at this very moment, just had a quick peer under the motor (without ramps) all i can see is 2 boxes, which one do i attack? also thanks for the tip about getting the best cleaner, has made a big difference
Did you remove the undertray? once that is off there is the airfilter box itself, on that is the resonator box, with the curved pipe that goes up to suck air from just below the head light, it all comes off with a bit of a wiggle and some screws if i remember, so check the curved pipe and resonator are clear. The resonator and its pipe is what many have replaced with the v6/diesel intake mod. the v6 resonaotr is elsewhere, so they have a plain curved pipe here, and it is recommended to remove the ts resonator and fit the v6 pipe and its a straight swop, and on a std engine give a bit more low end torque. can't remember the part number of the v6 pipe, but it about £8, and with a sports filter is a good cheap mod for some more low torque - not much of course, but every little! loads of treads if you do a search for v6 intake mod
anyway of the fuel cleaners have made a huge difference so far, that could be the problem. May be worth another can? with new plugs fitted. did you clean out the throttle body. worth doing but if you use a spray cleaner the engine management light may come on, but will got out after appx 100-200 miles so do not worry bout it.
you can also clean the maf wire with the carb/intake cleaner stuff but you have to be carefull taking the maf apart it delicate- the wire faces backwards so just spraying into it from the filter side wont help!
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