JTD MAF query
My 156 2.4 JTD (2004) developed the usual symptoms of MAF trouble (lots of smoke at certain revs and strangled acceleration) so I disconnected the MAF (thanks to advice I found on this forum).
Without the MAF connected the car runs really well but with that annoying "Take me to your dealer" message.
So I bought a secondhand genuine Bosch MAF from a spares place and it was no better than my old one. They replaced it and the 3rd one is just as bad.
Q1. Is that just bad luck? Should I have bought a new one? If the car runs well without the MAF is the problem definitely the MAF or could it be, say, the ECU or something else?
Q2. My MOT is coming up fast. Can it pass with that dashboard warning message flashing up?