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| Originally posted by billB@Oct 30 2004, 11:29 PM |
Did yoiu fit your car with one of those K&N filters? I have seen many on this forum boasting about them.
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| Originally posted by BeelZibub@Oct 31 2004, 03:03 PM |
Did you reset the system after replacing the MAF by removing the neg battery lead for 15 minutes? If not now is a good time to do it - even if you did it won't hurt to try again.
| Originally posted by Eric S.@Nov 1 2004, 04:18 AM |
Brief Update -
Figuring it's probably my Frankenstein MAF (see my note above), I saw no reason not to take it apart again to look for anything suspicious (I'm already looking at buying a new one, right?).* I found a tiny piece of lint or something inside the pitot, which I carefully removed with a scrunched-up Q-tip.* Upon re-assembly, I put an oh-so-thin layer of Permatex Ultra Black (hi-temp RTV) on the top mounting surface of the housing (in case any air was leaking past that internal O-ring), between the sensor elex itself and the plastic housing.*
I think this is my best shot.* I'll also reset everything by doing the negative battery terminal disconnect for 15 minutes tonight as well.* Past that, who knows?* Also, I know that it takes awhile after reset for the code to re-appear (about 25 minutes of driving), so if it's going to re-appear, it will likely do so on my way home from work tomorrow night.
I'll keep you posted, (I was hoping you (Bill & Beelz) would respond, thanks!).**
PS - I think I can get that Bosch MAF at "Atlantic British" parts for $263 + $10 Shipping, as sold for a Land Rover (same part).* The next best I saw was All-OEM at $284 with free shipping.* Everyone else is over $300, and my dealer* is priced at $451!!
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