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Old 03-05-2014, 11:53 PM
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Let's see your VAM delete on a OM602 Turbo W201

I am looking to see what others have done when deleting the VAM (vane air meter) on their 87 190D Turbo. Since my EGR is disconnected the VAM is not doing much. It is different than a W124 air filter set up. I want to keep the stock air box set up and not go with a generic cone filter set up.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:39 AM
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You mean AFM (air flow meter)? Its the same as the 300D, just mounted differently. On the 87 300D I replaced it with a 3" diameter thin wall aluminum pipe. Same thing should work for you.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:02 AM
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Yes, air flow meter. I have always referred to the type with a flap a VAM and a type with a sample tube a AFM. The 190D turbo is different. The meter is actually mounted to the air filter housing lid. There is a rectangular hole where it mounts to the housing and a round hole where the hose mounts. I can get some pics.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:26 AM
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Just remove all that crap and put a nice big paper filter on it.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:54 PM
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I ended up making a pipe to replace he VAM. I took out the whole air filter housing and tried just an air filter. The intake noise was very annoying and it I lost the air intake from the fender vent.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:25 PM
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I just disassembled it and took the big flapper out, then put the brain box back on. Looks stock but no flappy guts inside
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:18 PM
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I ended up making a pipe to replace he VAM. I took out the whole air filter housing and tried just an air filter. The intake noise was very annoying and it I lost the air intake from the fender vent.
with out the VAM how is the idle ? I know the VAM controls the idle I have a 93 300D the air filter housing is the same as your 87 190
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:04 PM
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The idle was not affected. From what I understand the only time the meter was used was to control the EGR during cruise.
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