Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

How can I identify what MAF sensor type?


Recommended Posts

I could use some help from you all.

I'm trying to replace MAF sensor in my car (2001 Boxster S) as it has been identified as the problem.

When I tried to purchase the MAF sensor though, I found out that there are 2 types of MAF sensor for my car.

One for E/accelerater, the other for 'without' E/accelerator.

Can you help me identify the MAF sensor type so that I can purchase the right sensor?

Thanks!!

Edited by triling
Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

Check you old sensor part number. If is 996.606.124.00 and your car was manufactured prior to January 31, 2000 then you can use the 996.606.125.01 but it will require your DME to be re-programmed for the new style sensor.

Thanks a lot!

I confirmed that the part number on the old MAF is indeed 996.606.124.00

I guess I will have to call the porsche dealer service for a re-programing cost. Hope it's not much.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't assume you need reprogramming.

I have an '01 S and I didn't. It is only early '00s as I read the charts.

Read my write up

down at the bottom there is a table cross referencing Porsche-branded part numbers with Bosch part numbers. Absolutely no reason to pay for Porsche painting their part number on what is absolutely the same part when bought from Bosch. Replacing the MAF is something you can do yourself. Took me 15 minutes and I had never even opened the engine cover on a Boxster before. Though be aware that often problems that seem MAF related are in fact caused by other problems. But rear the linked article.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators

We covered this in detail 3 years ago.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...c=659&st=60

I do not know for sure why you have 996 606 124 00 as that sensor was not put into cars made after January 31, 2000, and you have a 2001.

I guess during the life of your car the sensor was replaced and "backdated" to the sensor you now have due to the idle issue reported here.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?&...f=24&t=2649

996 606 124 00 is no longer sold as a Boxster part number. But when I check PET it is still listed for a 1999-2001 C4 and the turbo, so you should be able to buy it from Porsche. If you search around I bet you can find it in the aftermarket for less. I have in my notes that the Bosch part number is 0 280 218 009. You can confirm the Bosch number because it is on your sensor

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.