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Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: 166 for sale on ebay!
Originally Posted by Tobes
Hi there. Sorry to sound really dim and non-mechanical here, but what's the MAF? My 3.0 24V is up for its 72k service shortly, so I could get the work done while the bonnet's up!
I believe it stands for 'Mass Air Flow' and it's basically a small sensor on the air intake that tells the ECU at what temp the induced air is at so the engine knows what mixture to burn. Basically...
If there is nothing wrong with yours, don't bother changing it. If you have a dicky idle or feel the car is running a bit lean/rich, perhaps not pulling well then it could be the MAF. Sports filters are the prime cause of failure so if you've been running stock filters I wouldn't worry too much at your mileage.
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.