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All i can say is that it feels like i have a new car!!!

Cant believe ive been driving my car like it was, best £47 spent on my car!!!
 

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Yes, if you read the Maf threads, one guy replaced his faulty maf with one from a Mercedes Diesel which was apparently the same but only cost £47 !!!! Obviously, it only related to the oil burners but it is still a damn site cheaper than the VW one and the Diesels seem to be the worst affected with the maf problem..
 

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Yup, my MAF was knackered big time by the looks of it!!!

The merc MAF is also Pierburg or something which is aparently a lot better than bosh!!

Is is definate they only fit diesels?? I cant believe the diference....i just assumed you couldnt redline diesels, but it spins round to the red quicker than it used to get to 3000rpm.

I used to get to 40 by the end of my lane, just done it at 65.

As i said, cant believe ive been driving my car how it was, never knew the 110 could go this well!!!!
 

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Great news Joey!

I always thought that the MAF was the same throughout the Golf/Bora range..?? Mine's deffo knackered.... if i can get one for that price ill be well chuffed!!
 

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This is brilliant news, I thought my MAF was ok but i'm going to try the Merc part, can always keep it as a spare when the VW MAF eventually dies.

Is your MPG better now?

Do you have a part number Joey?
 

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MPGs are better on the run i.e. at 80 i was 2900 rpm today, last week at 80 i was at 3200rpms.

So much more power now though, so im using it so probably not better in the end!!
 

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Feels like how I imagined it would with a chip or tuning box fitted with the new MAF in place.... Had mine wheel spinning in second gear, even with 225 section tyres - By accident of course!
 

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How can i find out if itll fit on mine?

My MAF is a different make from most others (Hitachi).. can guys on here with petrol and diesels cross ref their Bosch MAF Part No.s so we can see if the petrol/diesel models are the same?

Please! [:D]
 

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Originally posted by Chris

Great news Joey!

I always thought that the MAF was the same throughout the Golf/Bora range..?? Mine's deffo knackered.... if i can get one for that price ill be well chuffed!!
there are different MAF's for petrol and diesel

unfortunatley this merc maf only applies to diesels (its from a CDI merc)
 

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Originally posted by LiQuOrIcE

MPGs are better on the run i.e. at 80 i was 2900 rpm today, last week at 80 i was at 3200rpms.

So much more power now though, so im using it so probably not better in the end!!
At 80mph i'm at 3200rpm too....it seems worse since i've had my 18's fitted.

I'm defo gonna order this Merc MAF on Monday morning.
 

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Originally posted by LiQuOrIcE

MPGs are better on the run i.e. at 80 i was 2900 rpm today, last week at 80 i was at 3200rpms.
Doesn't make sense at all. Rev's will NEVER be different at any given speed from one week to another - unless you've fitted massively different sized wheels (ie wrong rolling circumference). Cause the gearings never gonna change no matter what you do to the engine!
 

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Everything was the same apart from the MAF, i always travel at 80 on the motorway and the REVs were definately different!!!! i also get to 100 a lot, lot quicker (only done for test!)
 

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Originally posted by Chris

How can i find out if itll fit on mine?

My MAF is a different make from most others (Hitachi).. can guys on here with petrol and diesels cross ref their Bosch MAF Part No.s so we can see if the petrol/diesel models are the same?

Please! [:D]
Chris, my BOSCH is either 'F 00C 2G2 027' or '869 04 1 B' both them numbers are on it.
 

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i replaced my maf with an original bosch and i get 2900 rpm at 80 too [:)]

this merc maf is giving the right results with the standard 110 engine

i've read on tdiclub that people are getting mixed results
 

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Thanks mate!

Worth keeping in mind for a rainy day?

Having just had mine replaced under warranty 6 weeks ago, and my warranty finishing in a months time will they still honour the 1 year guarantee on the MAF i have just had?
 
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