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  1. 1997 E36 328i MAF Sensor problems 
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    Hope someone can help. I fitted an air filter to my car ready for the rolling road 2morro. and i put all new piping on from the t/c to the air filter.

    I have left the MAF sensor on but there was a pipe just after the sensor that went down to the engine and it was sucking air. I put a filter on that pipe and connected the rest of the air filter up and connected the wireing back to the MAF Sensor. The car wouldnt idle and was cutting out so i disconnected the MAF sensor and it ran fine. I know the engine is prob cutting out coz the pipe is sucking in more air then the filter but does it matter if i leave the sensor disconnected?
     
     

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    That pipe that you have connected the filter onto goes to the idle control valve.
    It needs to pull it's air in through the MAF.
     
     

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    I was gonna reply in the other thread, but it got shut....

    Anyway, as Enda says, that pipe leads to the ICV, and needs metered air to run properly.
    At the moment, it's pulling in unmetered air, and is the reason for the bad running !
     
     

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