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Hi everyone

I splashed out on a new (GEMS) MAF sensor but I am not sure it is a genuine part. I have been assured it is the genuine part. It is faulty in any event because the car keeps stalling and, worse, cutting out since it was put in - last time doing 100 kph down a 3 lane highway - not easy to control once it cuts out and the power steering goes - actually it was very scary - more so because my 4 yo girl was in the back.

Needless to say i am not very happy and I have put the old one back in.

How can I tell if the part is genuine? It doesn't have Sagem printed on it or the part no. on it either like the one already in it (which must be the original because it also has a year date of 1997). There are some other subtle differences. Does the OEM repacment have these details on them - any other way of knowing - there is no writing on mine at all.

I will try and post a photo tomorrow.
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Andy,
I can't speak for your market, but in the States (NAS) the replacement units were identical in all ways to the original. I only ever came across one unit that did not appear to be of original origin. Good luck! ibis1 ;)
 

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I take it you didn't buy from a dealer.

Too many parts sold by an LR parts importer seem to come from non-genuine sources (Asia?) and are rubbish. I know of a couple of local LR workshops that will no longer buy from them unless the parts are in genuine LR boxes.

I've been caught out too many times by them and now buy from my local dealer.
 

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I recently replaced a Bosch MAF. Luckily, it came in a Bosch box with a holographic seal. It even had the list of a Bosch website to plug in the numbers to ensure that it was genuine. I know this doesn't necessarily help the OP, but a good FYI for folks looking for a Bosch MAF.
 

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Hi

Genuine units from LR are marked with the names Lucas for the early ones and Sagem with the later.

See the following topic with photo´s from the units

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31666

If you have no name or type displayed on your MAF it is probably not an original part and many owners on this forum have had discussions about the cheap non genuine MAF units that cause lots of problems.

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Jos
 

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Thanks for the replies - my indy mechanic (a land rover specialist) got it for me - I asked five times to make sure it was a genuine part before I got it as I had hitherto steered clear of the crap ebay ones etc and didn't want anything other than a genuine part.

thanks also for the thread link.

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Andrew
 

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"Can you swap an early Lucas MAF with a later (still GEMS) SAGEM MAF?

I've got the Lucas type where the unit is pop rivetted into the side of the housing as wondered if it was swapable with the Sagem one as they're a bit more serviceable."

I got the above extract quote from the thread I was refrered to by Jos. On mine the unit is not pop rivetted (and a SAGEM) - rather it is affixed with phillips head screw drivers - a sign that it's dodgy I suspect.

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I bought a (expensive) genuine replacment last year and it definitely has SAGEM printed on the side of it.

I was warned away from the chap aftermarket ones too (actually mine already had a cheap aftermarket one fitted, which was causing the problem).

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One possible way to tell, what did you pay for it and what does one from the dealer cost?
 

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Mr. Range Rover said:
what does one from the dealer cost?
UK price for a genuine Gem's one around £800.00 from Main Dealer, not sure of Exchange Rate but must be around 1500 AUD.

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Thanks Col - I paid $1200 AU - my indy mechanic says he paid top dollar for it his end. So it seems we have both been ripped off. I have told him I want a genuine part out of a land rover box with SAGEM written on it etc.

Be warned - I nearly had a very serious accident. Losing your power steering at 100 kph on a major highway is not fun - especially with a terrified 4 year old in the back.

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Andy
 

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I got mine from p38spares.co.uk and it was only about £300...

Mind you, I thought that was a ripoff unti I checked the main dealers.

Guy
 
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