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#1 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 03:50 PM
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Mechanic says my Mass air flow sensor/unit is bad and wants 700 to fix. Is this something that I can replace easily and get the piece cheaply or should I just let him?

If so where should I get the part?
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I would go for a used one. I had a MAF issue with my 1988 750 and I bought a used ($90.00 I believe) MAF and solved the problem. My cr would not die, but go into limp mode and was gutless, used MAF solved the problem. Try Vines.com or Active.com to start, there are a lot of good used suppliers on the web. Oh, less tha 30 minutes to change her out.
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Mechanic says my Mass air flow sensor/unit is bad and wants 700 to fix. Is this something that I can replace easily and get the piece cheaply or should I just let him?

If so where should I get the part?
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there's one one on ebay for 9$ right now! Should I buy it w/110K miles on it?
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Originally posted by moetinger+Jun 21 2005, 12:57 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(moetinger @ Jun 21 2005, 12:57 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-moetinger@Jun 21 2005, 01:50 PM
Mechanic says my Mass air flow sensor/unit is bad and wants 700 to fix.* Is this something that I can replace easily and get the piece cheaply or should I just let him?

If so where should I get the part?
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there's one one on ebay for 9$ right now! Should I buy it w/110K miles on it?
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yes as long as it works and its the right one for your car, takes like 10 min to change it, do it.

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This would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the M30 AFM from
a 735i/635i/535i, get one with bosch# 027 on it.

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If you guys don't mind the question, is Limp Mode present on a 325e?

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This would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the M30 AFM from
a 735i/635i/535i, get one with bosch# 027 on it.
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I ended up getting (before I got this message) a sensor off ebayfor 20 including shipping. Guy said it works fine so I guess I'll drive it until it dies again then upgrade like you said.

Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.
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