Its been mentioned a few times on the forum, but I've been wanting to develop a part for our Micras. I'm starting this thread to show the development process because I think its fun and interesting. The part I'm developing is a stand alone mass airflow (MAF) sensor housing. It will be used for those of you who would like to make their own custom air intakes.
Why is this part needed? The OEM MAF sensor housing is molded into the airbox. If you want to make a custom air intake, you would have to cut up the airbox to do so. So, you get a new airbox from Nissan which costs a fair amount, and then you have to hack it up. The much easier solution? A purpose built custom MAF sensor housing that drops right in.
But, one can not make a custom MAF sensor housing without knowing the dimensions of the original, so I ordered one of the OEM airbox housings. Here are some pics.