aftermarket sensors

Davie2k

Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2021
Location
Netherlands
TDI
1.9 tdi BKC
So i have a audi a3 1.9tdi and my MAF sensor died recently so i bought a non original one from another brand called Stark(original is Bosch) cause it was pretty cheap like 20 euro i didnt even look at how much the original one costs and i with that i also decided to change the MAP sensor to a Ridex one overhauled one for like 15 euro. Then i noticed that my car started to run rough, shaking at idle and actually losing all power while driving.

So my question is could it be that those overhauled non OEM sensor cause such problems?

Ihave also installed a whole new induction kit from Ramair.
 

tjg

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2019
Location
Ft. Hood, TX
TDI
'13 TDI A3, '14 TDI Sportwagen
Sensors are one of those things that you almost ALWAYS want to stick to OEM.
Aftermarket sensors are notorious for being unreliable and poor quality.
 
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