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    I was cleaning my engine bay today when a mechanic came to admire my straight six. He adviced me to take off the K&N filter and put back the standard box as one of the sensors from the MAF (i think) is not connected to anything , therefore it sends wrong signals to the ecu resulting in power loss.

    What would you guys recommend?
     
     

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    I'd go back to standard or defogged airbox
    But as a minimum you should at least modify
    wot you have with the sensor refitted
     
     

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    Also you need to add car specs to thread title
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza316i View Post
    I'd go back to standard or defogged airbox
    But as a minimum you should at least modify
    wot you have with the sensor refitted
    Whats a defogged airbox?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nav_uk View Post
    I was cleaning my engine bay today when a mechanic came to admire my straight six. He adviced me to take off the K&N filter and put back the standard box as one of the sensors from the MAF (i think) is not connected to anything , therefore it sends wrong signals to the ecu resulting in power loss.

    What would you guys recommend?
    I recently changed from a K & N kit (with no heatshield) back to the factory airbox although I always had the Air mass meter connected with the K & N.
     
     

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    I've got a k/n panel filter and it makes a nice noise and pulls well through the rev band
     
     

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    itl be the air temp sensor which really needs to be fabricated into the induction pipe behing the cone filter,i have a pipercross on mine on the neck of the filter has a hole in it to which my sensor goes
     
     

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