i'm in the same boat as you right now...cold air intake screwed my maf sensor
so i looked online at like partstrain or autopartswarehouse and its 185 w/ free shipping
i'm probably going that route[/b]
ALRIGHT well... I just got pwned by a dealer.My MAF is bad as well and I have the Mazdaspeed CAI. Mazda still won't cover the replacement, which I think is bullshit. They wanted $398 for the replacement.[/b]
Dude, you could have almost bought a GHL CBE for that. :nana:ALRIGHT well... I just got pwned by a dealer.
I said I was getting a re manufactured sensor from partstrain or autopartswarehouse right? DON'T
After swapping my stock one with that one my car only boosted to 10 psi and I was getting fuel trims left and right.
I didn't put two and two together and my buddy convinced me that my fuel pump was shot and to take my car to a dealership he used to work for.
After poking around for 4 hours... they came back to me and said whatever maf sensor I put on there was screwed up.
Not only did I just pay 250 bucks for labor because the problem wasn't warranty-able...but I also get to pay for a 250 dollar OEM MAF sensor.
If you still have a warranty... take whatever warranty voiding parts off of your car and let mazda deal with it.
Don't try any off brand.
Pop for the really freaking expensive OEM sensor.
I....am going to have my friends head.
btw... 400 bucks for a sensor is REALLY rape... don't know how they got that price when I just got a price for like 250.[/b]
haha seriously Its not a good feeling knowing you just pissed away at least 250 bucksDude, you could have almost bought a GHL CBE for that. :nana:
Just kidding man (nah, not really lol), glad that your car is running properly now.[/b]
So can you return the partstrain/autopartswarehouse MAF? I would think that you could....haha seriously Its not a good feeling knowing you just pissed away at least 250 bucks
274 hp at the crank however...[/b]
Not sure how different the setup on a 6s is compared to a speed6...Hi i just installed a K&N Cold air Intake on my 2003 Mazda 6s..I was wondering what are the chances of hydrolock. Also does the K&N cold air intake really make that much of a difference than the original air filter did? Thank you very much!!![/b]
Not sure how different the setup on a 6s is compared to a speed6...
but if its anything like my car you are going to want to make sure you have a hydroshield on that filter. If you know you live in a very wet climate I would DEFINITELY suggest a splash guard to cover those slits in your fender.
Even if you don't live in a wet climate and you want peace of mind that nothing will get at your intake... fab up a splash guard.
anyone with a 6s please correct me if I'm way off here [/b]
I know colder air is better as far as combustion is concerned. What I don't know is how much of an effect a CAI will give you when it comes to power. I have heard mpg's are improved but by how much may be negligible.Do you no of any good website or where I could get a hydroshield and a splash guard?..it is deffinetly worth it just to be safe than to blow your engine. Also is a COld air intake better than the origianl stock air filter?Thank you very much[/b]
The CAI on my car had nothing to do with why the denied my claim. Mazda denied my claim because an 'outside influence' affected the sensor. My thing is, if this influence got into the sensor, how is that my fault? I would think they'd blame the design of the car or something. The service advisor said she didn't tell Mazda the car had CAI, but I'm sure she did.
Either way, it made me mad. And my car only acts funny when I am driving in heavy rain where alot of water is splashing up, or in the car wash. So what I will do is just be careful of puddles. I don't plan on replacing the MAF sensor anytime soon.
Will this do anything besides give me shitty fuel economy?[/b]
The Mazdaspeed accessories with the "blue" warranty are covered under the new vehicle warranty.mm... I know a dealer will give you crap about a CAI if you are bringing it in for something like a MAF sensor. The fact that you have a mazdaspeed CAI should change that however. I was under the impression that you should be covered if you bought that one.[/b]
The Mazdaspeed accessories with the "blue" warranty are covered under the new vehicle warranty.
The Mazdaspeed CAIs are under the "green" warranty. This means the intake itself carries a 12mo/12000mi warranty against defects. There is no vehicle warranty coverage for problems caused by the intake.
For this reason, I don't think you are any better off with the Mazdaspeed intake than any of the other intake options. The nice thing about an intake (compared to some other mods) is that it can be swapped back to the factory airbox for dealer visits in less than an hour.[/b]
Yea i should have added a side note there...about like all 20 min and i gave up for installing my test pipe with spdfreak[/b]