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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Paradox1, Aug 2, 2012.

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    My car has lit up like a Xmas tree,traction and engine management light have been on for a few weeks now.took it to my usual mechanic to be scanned.turns out the maf won't flow more than 0.005g so seems pretty obvious its dead. Now I was expecting a replacement to be £50ish.spoke to the main guy there and he said £200! Never replaced one before but it ain't hard at all.when you get a replacement,do you just get the sensor on its own or the housing with it? Surely 200 is a but much or am I just being tight?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm using an aftermarket MAF which work perfectly, around £57 inc vat. 2 screws and a connector, job done!
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    Where from jojo,200+ is liquid gauge money.lol how long have you had your maf btw
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    Olympic discount on at gsp and euro car parts. Maf £67 Bosch genuine. Two screws , takes 15 minutes , 30 mins max. Easy peasy

    Cheers, sean
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Marty, excuse my ignorance, but is yours an AGU or AUM? i honestly forget!

    if it's an AGU, Audi will no longer to them on exchance, and it's £240 for a brand new one. GSF will do them on exchange though for about £80-90.

    if it's AUM, then audi will still do them on exchange, and they're £80 and you hand your dead one back.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    ohps, you mention traction control, it's an AUM then :) you're being mugged!
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    I'd go with this for the £10 difference to be honest. I get mine from my local motor factor. On my third one after 60k miles, old one still works @95%, that 5% gave me 6-8bhp on the rollers.
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    Damn,I knew something wasn't right.thanks for all your help guys.ill go Audi/vw and get one on exchange
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Bought mine from eurocarparts on monday as was having the same issues with lights on the dash etc. Its a proper Bosch one that the stealers want over £130 for.

    i used the code games25 which gets you 25% off plus exchanged my old MAF made the total cost of the new MAF £68inc VAT

    Hope that helps
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    sorry to hijack but why do they exchange? are they reconditional or is there gold in it or something haha
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    they recondition them and then resell as of course Bosch need all the money they can get lol
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