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Old 01-27-2018, 06:20 PM   #1
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MAF 987.1 vs 987.2 ???

Finishing up my 987 air intake mod and I realise that I have the 987.2 airbox/MAF. As you can see in this image, the electrical connector has changed. So... can I just find a 987.2 connector and rewire it to my existing lead (5 pin) or do I have to change the MAF and holder to a 987.1 style?


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Old 01-27-2018, 06:54 PM   #2
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That very much reminds me of the kinds of troubles I run into. Details... Just when you think you put the last screw in, you have to take them all back out again. I really don't know the answer for you, but my guess is that the 987.1 MAF is the one that you are going to want. Have a beer then a coffee (works for me). ...or maybe just another beer.
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That very much reminds me of the kinds of troubles I run into. Details... Just when you think you put the last screw in, you have to take them all back out again. I really don't know the answer for you, but my guess is that the 987.1 MAF is the one that you are going to want. Have a beer then a coffee (works for me). ...or maybe just another beer.
Yeah, me too. If it were me, I'd go back to the original housing and MAFF. I hate butchering wires and if you can't find the stuff to make an adapter, that's what you'll end up doing.

For me it's bad enough when a retaining clip breaks.
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Hey man nice videos......I haven't looked at this stuff in years and my memory is fading ....can you back things up and get the appropriate 987 MAF harness and plug/splice that in higher up in the harness? Consider whether a 987.1 housing will give you a direct plug and play (perhaps with the use of the 986 MAF sensor) rather than splicing.

Can the original 986 sensor be fitted to the 987 housing? I honestly can't remember which option ends up working for the car. I think it also depends upon which tune you will run: 996 ROW or 986.2 SE
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:52 AM   #5
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987.1 and late 986 maf are the same thing, just different part # because the 987 part comes with the housing. dunno anything about the 987.2 part but i wouldn't chance it - wouldn't want to hack into the wiring harness only to find out that the new maf doesn't work.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:59 AM   #6
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So, if I get a 987.1 MAF housing, my 2004 MAF would be the same as a 987.1 MAF?
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