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    New air flow meter causing problems.

    For about three months now i have had a problem with the engine managment light being on, after taking it to the local garage they told me it was a 0100 error possibly air flow meter.
    So instead of paying them to fix it and spending a fortune i thought i would do it myself.
    Looking on ebay i found a brand new after market part for £30.00 and bought it, it arrived today so i put it on not very hard.
    Now i have to say that despite the light being on before there were no bad symtums with the car.
    After putting on and starting the car four times the light finally went of.
    But during a test drive i realised there is a problem.
    The revs are droping too low and going close to stall, two of three times, every time i take my foot of the throtle and then quickly revving up again is feels sluggish and is giving out a lot off fumes from the rear.
    So do you think i did some thing wrong? or is it the part that is proberly naff?. Should i not drive it like this?
    The light is still off.

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    Hi with the top plug connector pointing towards you as you face the car it's at a right angle so would be obvious but did double check. starting to get worried.

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    Looking around this forum i see people saying don't buy the after market parts, buy the original.
    If thats the case do they mean they break down after a short time or they just don't work properly like mine?

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    where you from mate and what engine is your car ?

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    From peterborough car is 1.8sxi nl51 reg z18xe.

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    just thinking i have a spare AFM but its for the turbo mate

    sorry

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    Okay thanks anyway.

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    Thinking maybe i should just send the part back tomorrow and put the old one back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by errol8000 View Post
    Looking on ebay i found a brand new after market part for £30.00 and bought it
    I would suspect that could be a factor. Aftermarket air flow meters are crap, only ever use a genuine, original spec Bosch item. You can get them via Autovaux alot cheaper then the main dealers.

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