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Uberf1end
post 20th May 2006 10:47
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I have recently noticed a minor annoyance with my QV that I would appreciate some advice on.

It is quite hard to describe exactly what it does but I will try. When I accelerate from cold, the engine fails to deliver the power I am asking for. If I let the throttle off and reapply, often it will accelerate as it should but if I keep my foot in, it labours for a bit then delivers the correct power.

It still accelerates throughout but just feels like everything in the engine is moving in slow motion or struggling through soup. It feels like fuel is not being delivered in the requisite quantity.

Once warm, it is fine.

Does this sound like classic air flow meter issues?

If so, where would I find the b**ger to give it a clean?


Also, is a MAF just an AFM for dyslexics? wink.gif
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Uberf1end   Afm / Maf   20th May 2006 10:47
F355   It does sound like either MAF or Lambda by your de...   20th May 2006 12:08
GialloEvo94   You probably already seen numerous post on here ab...   20th May 2006 12:11
Uberf1end   Interesting, thanks. It does judder a little too...   20th May 2006 13:49
GialloEvo94   The lambda connection is the 4-wire black connect...   20th May 2006 14:02
Uberf1end   Thanks, the black one to the left of the white one...   20th May 2006 14:31
GialloEvo94   yep :)   20th May 2006 15:50
F355   GE's pic is for the later phase two (plastic t...   20th May 2006 18:14
Uberf1end   Thanks. I can't believe I am having to post t...   21st May 2006 09:14
GialloEvo94   Squeeze them together with a pair of pliers then ...   21st May 2006 09:31
F355   Squeeze them together with a pair of pliers then ...   21st May 2006 12:07
Uberf1end   Right, I've had the AFM out, sprayed it all ov...   21st May 2006 18:13
GialloEvo94   When you plugged the MAF back in did you switch th...   21st May 2006 18:37
hazeyblue   The temp sender unit could be the culprit... mine ...   21st May 2006 18:46
Dodger   I would be thinking about changing the temp send...   22nd May 2006 08:26
purple   I was thinking the same, they can go in to a on/...   23rd May 2006 08:36
Uberf1end   Engine was off each time I plugged/unplugged. Th...   21st May 2006 21:18
GialloEvo94   I believe the MAF only shows up as a fault on the ...   21st May 2006 21:54
hazeyblue   Lambda and Temp Sender will show up faults on the...   21st May 2006 22:11
paulcanning69   have you got a alloy or plastic top engine   22nd May 2006 08:39
Cruiser   I have been looking at the same things, with regar...   23rd May 2006 08:29
GialloEvo94   IIRC I think they're actually tamper-proof ...   23rd May 2006 10:12
mistercarrera   hi there if can any.one.help.me with this ..my car...   13th August 2013 19:57
GialloEvo94   hi there if can any.one.help.me with this ..my car...   13th August 2013 21:49
mistercarrera   hi again the part number is 280217102 for volvo t...   15th August 2013 20:59
Uberf1end   Thanks all. I have a plastic top. Pardon my ...   23rd May 2006 16:36
GialloEvo94   Temp sensor/sender is screwed into the top of the...   23rd May 2006 16:56
Mark Langmead   I can feel for you, mine's been doing the exac...   23rd May 2006 18:27
GialloEvo94   With the MAF disconnected the injector light will...   23rd May 2006 19:59
Uberf1end   Excellent, thanks. Giallo - have you put together...   23rd May 2006 21:44
hazeyblue   I'd second that... very clear, informative an...   23rd May 2006 21:55
GialloEvo94   B) I try to keep a comprehesive photo log of ever...   23rd May 2006 23:04
Uberf1end   "I always believe in the old cliché that a pi...   24th May 2006 18:06
GialloEvo94   The Alfa lambda is a Bosch one but don't get ...   24th May 2006 22:23
Uberf1end   Once again, thanks very much :D   25th May 2006 07:40
DC146   Dont know if it helps but i asked kind of the same...   10th June 2006 07:59
cerrone   Dont know if it helps but i asked kind of the same...   30th May 2007 08:17
robbie   heya guys ive been reading this threat with intere...   23rd October 2007 09:23
astro   wish i read these earlier .. unplugged my MAF toda...   25th February 2009 22:14
GialloEvo94   so first question , will running with a non workin...   25th February 2009 22:25
GialloEvo94   And if you have the plastic top engine, you can ge...   25th February 2009 22:32
Cloverleaf76   the £500 is based on ; S4P1323 - Rocker Cover Ga...   25th February 2009 22:38
GialloEvo94   Did the junior have balancer shafts? If so you wil...   25th February 2009 22:39
astro   discounts? yet another part i have not seen . . ....   25th February 2009 22:33
astro   as far as my junior knowledge goes ... its a stand...   25th February 2009 22:53
astro   this may seem a simple question i already know the...   3rd March 2009 22:25


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