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    Different MAF sensor question

    Today I went to the Subaru dealer in town and tried purchasing a new MAF sensor.

    They said I had to either purchase the entire air flow kit or I could purchase a different sensor (looked exactly the same in every way) for a different model of Subaru, yet it was also a turbo and an Impreza.

    I went with the different sensor because it was like $200-250 cheaper. It fixed the problem; is it okay to use a different model sensor or do I want to purchase the complete kit for the original sensor?

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    Why did they say you needed to buy a different sensor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Why did they say you needed to buy a different sensor?
    I bought another sensor because my CEL was on and whenever I disconnected the sensor and reconnected it the CEL would flick out which was a clear indication that it was a problem to do with the MAF sensor.

    I went to the Subaru dealership and they gave me two options.

    Purchase the sensor for your model car and include the air flow kit (included air intake manifolds etc) for ~$350.

    Or I could purchase a sensor which looked exactly the same, same adapter configuration but it was without the intake manifolds for ~$150.

    I'm not sure whether or not down the track it will be incompatible or not, just a bit wary about it.

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    Thanks but my question was whether they stated a reason why you had to buy a sensor for a different car.

    Since the sensor works there is nothing to fix.
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