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    Audi S3 MAF

    Sowhile trying to sort some running issues, i discovered that when i unplug my MAF the car runs waaaaaay better. I ordered a new one and plugged it in and it runs worse than ever!!

    Is there something i need to do after i plug the new one in? do i need to do a throttle body reset? and if so, how do i go about it

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    Scanned for fault codes? should always do that before spanking money tbh...

    Fault codes are documented here
    Category:Fault Codes - Ross-Tech Wiki

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    Did you get a Bosch Maf from tps? As this is a must don't use eBay or eurocarparts as they are crap.

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    hmmm maybe thats where i went wrong as it isnt a bosch one..

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    As long as its a Bosch one then you should be fine... I have used Bosch sensors from GSF and ECP as well as TPS and all run fine... non Bosch ones as already said are actual rubbish...

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    ...but scan for fault codes all the same.. preferably using VCDS

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    I've had 2 Bosch ones from ECP. Both were crap, so I just have it unplugged now. It may use a bit more fuel that way, but runs better and CBA with the hassle....
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    Have heard of rouge ones from ECP... generally get mine from GSF to be fair as ECP never seem to have stock... my current MAF sensor is from GSF..

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    While you're on the subject...

    How do I get the MAF out the holder? I thought the 2 screws were security torx but I've tried a few from T20 to T30 I think but they won't quite fit in. Are they Torx?

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    5 point security torx...

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    i tend to just dremel a slot in to them and use a flat head screwdriver to remove

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    hmm sounds like Torx bits come in differing point counts then

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynxE View Post
    hmm sounds like Torx bits come in differing point counts then
    Silverhill 5 Point Star Torx Bit Set (10 bits): Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

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    Thanks. Can go back to cleaning my MAF this weekend

 

 

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