Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 16:15:20 +0000 From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com> Subject: Re: AMM
Kristian Steve Jensen wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamfitter.com> skrev i melding > news:4013B787.45663497nopsamfitter.com... > > > > > > Kristian Steve Jensen wrote: > > > > > > I suspect my 1988 9000i 2,0 air mass meter has decided it has had enough > > > (after only 325 500 kms, POS!). It is a Bosch 0 280 212 011. I find > several > > > other AMMs on eBay, with numbers ending in 005 and 013. Are these > > > interchangeable? Does anyone have a 011 they want to donate or sell? I > can't > > > pay a lot, but can fork up a few bucks if needed. > > > > > > -- > > > Kristian > > > > Once had a problem with the AMM, but it was only the electrical socket > that > > was corroded. Check the socket connection. > > I get a "Check Engine" light when I let the car idle for a few minutes. It > disappears when I start driving again. Also, I feel a definite lack of power > on higher revs, and acceleration isn't smooth, but with some jumping and > skipping. Sound familiar to anyone? Could this be caused by a faulty > connector, or is it the AMM itself? > > -- > Kristian There are many reasons for poor running, so it is important to identify the exact cause of the problem, otherwise you can end up spending a fortune replacing almost everything. This sometimes happens! Some years back I had various poor running problems, but once sorted, the car has been exemplary. The garage wanted to change the AMM. But they didn't have the correct model. However, after a while he came back and said that they found that it was just the connector. Have they had the correct AMM, then they would just have replaced it for £250 and I would have been none the wiser. I'm quite sure that this mechanic was very good, it only shows that poor running problems can be a headache even for a seasoned mechanic. 1. It could be a connector to a sensor. 2. It could be the CAT. It may be blocked - check if it rattles. 3. It could be the head gasket. 4. It could be a vacuum leak. 5. It could be the DI. 6. It could be something else.