I have been having some uneven running and lack of power issues. Checked my fault codes and after checking various posts on here concluded a good place to start was the MAF sensor.
I was heading towards a Bosh genuine, again as a result of sage advice here, but was concerned at the cost.
After research I found that a VW Golf 2 litre has the same inside probe, just a different housing. Using the VW part number 06A 906 461A I purchased a new Bosch MAF for less that 25% of the cheapest genuine I could find.
Swapped the two probes over no problem, using pliers to remove the screws. Plugged straight in and now running sweet as ever.
Check of live data shows all in balance.
Can’t think of any downside to this substitution so far.
On my classic for many years I would find compatible parts from other British cars were the same and far cheaper.