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MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

Has anyone had to repeatedly replace their MAF? I've had it done 3 times in 12months!! Luckily the dealer will do it free as its within the 12months warranty of the first replacment.

It seems to fail suddenly rather than lose power over time. So i'm confident its not a contaimination issue. The previous time the engine cut out whilst driving at speed and would not restart. This time, i came back to the car after two nights without driving, the battery was totally flat (happens oftem with my car) and when i jump started it the engine ildled roughly and would not rev at all.

I get the feeling its something wrong with the vehicle electrics. Anyone had a similar problem with their V6?

Please help. I'm seriously considering carrying a spare MAF around to avoid the breakdowns!!
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

Are they replacing with genuine Bosch MAF's?
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

When the MAF failed on my 156 V6 I lost all power, the engine cutout and wouldnt restart. When it was cold it would start but then wouldnt rev and cut out.

I think you can disconnect the MAF and the engine will run so that at least you can drive it home etc.

Seems very strange to fail so quick
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

I replaced two, in quick succession when I first bought the car, subsequently found out that somebody had fitted the wrong air filter.
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

Possibly has a 2.0 air filter in there, or the fixings to the housing are broken letting unfiltered air in?
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

My thought too sounds like a filter issue.
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Re: MAF replaced 3 times in one year?!

as mentioned, many have been known to end up with the slightly smaller 2.0 filter in the V6 airbox - and have then killed multiple MAFs!
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