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Q-Tip #295021 Oct 8, 1:52pm Oct 8, 1:52pm
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I heard people cleaning the MAF with a Q-Tip. What a Q-tip??
Can someone post me a picture of Q-tip.

Re: Q-Tip [Re: simonw] #295022 Oct 8, 1:57pm Oct 8, 1:57pm
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A qtip is more commonly a cotton swab. But the major brand in the U.S. is called q-tip. Its just cotton wrapped around a stick

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Damn auto formatting Just mentally re adjust the top lines to go over the tip parts

Re: Q-Tip [Re: simonw] #295023 Oct 8, 2:00pm Oct 8, 2:00pm
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also know as a cotton swab thumbsup

Q-Tip is the brand name. But you want to be careful using a Q-tip to clean the MAF because the little threads of cotton can come off and get stuck on it. Most people suggest just spraying the crap out of it with the right stuff. Should do a fine job, that's what I did. thumbsup

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Re: Q-Tip [Re: 00GTShope] #295024 Oct 8, 2:03pm Oct 8, 2:03pm
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Thanks for the backup pic. I tried to get l337 and it backfired

Re: Q-Tip [Re: AdamVIP] #295025 Oct 8, 2:13pm Oct 8, 2:13pm
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Safer to use non-chlorinated brake cleaner. You might damage the MAFS by pushing too hard on the sensors, and some fuzz from the Q-tip might get stuck in them. Besides, you can't clean the entire MAFS with just a Q-tip. It won't fit up inside the MAFS. Brake cleaner will get everywhere, and push out the dirt.

Re: Q-Tip [Re: Blue_Bomber] #295026 Oct 8, 2:17pm Oct 8, 2:17pm
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^^ yup. just spray the crap out of it smile


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Re: Q-Tip [Re: Lucky_317] #295027 Oct 8, 3:51pm Oct 8, 3:51pm
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Use Computer/Electronic Contact Cleaner. You can purchase a spray can at any Autoparts store. The can should last you about three seperate times you clean your MAF, maybe more depending on how much you use.
Please don't use a Q-Tip, since you can easily break the two small porcelain wires.
Also...Brake cleaner is for brakes not for electronics. thumbsup


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Re: Q-Tip [Re: n8mulder] #295028 Oct 8, 4:58pm Oct 8, 4:58pm
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rofl Never heard of a Q-Tip before?

Re: Q-Tip [Re: n8mulder] #295029 Oct 8, 4:59pm Oct 8, 4:59pm
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Actually, the wires aren't THAT fragile, and I don't think they're porcelain. I dissected a friend's damaged MAFS, and those little wires were pretty tough to cut through. wink Bending them with a Q-tip isn't a good idea, though. smile

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner won't leave any residue behind, so it's safe to use. I was told to use it by Boosted2.0 on New[/b]Celica[b].org, and he's one of the most knowledgible people on Toyotas I have ever seen. smile

Re: Q-Tip [Re: Blue_Bomber] #295030 Oct 8, 6:08pm Oct 8, 6:08pm
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I use a Q-Tip. No, I don't use 1, I use several. Maybe because I know what I'm doing. I also spray the crap out of it. The Q-Tip will get stuff off that wouldn't normaly come off due to a generous spray. The Q-tip won't leave strands or stuff behind or break anything if you are careful. I don't think if you leave a strand of cotton on one of the wire sensors that it's going to f**k you're MAF or cause problems with you're CAI or engine. That's insane. Anything left on there will probably be sucked off anyways and burnt. After spraying generously with electrical cleaner several times, I always can get some debris/grime off with the Q-Tip that was left behind. I have done this a total of 2 times since I had my CAI from 2 years ago. Never any problems. Good luck and you didn't hear it from me.

Re: Q-Tip [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #295031 Oct 8, 6:33pm Oct 8, 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
rofl Never heard of a Q-Tip before?
rofl rofl

Re: Q-Tip [Re: ravertony] #295032 Oct 8, 7:23pm Oct 8, 7:23pm
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q-tips are q-tips...lol

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Somebody's ears are full of wax. confused

Re: Q-Tip [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #295034 Oct 8, 9:09pm Oct 8, 9:09pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Somebody's ears are full of wax. confused


Yo, if you don't know what a q- tip is then maybe you have problems hearing, those ears have to be so damn full of wax man.

Haulin_A_Doo is right!

Re: Q-Tip [Re: Miketrd] #295035 Oct 9, 9:11am Oct 9, 9:11am
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I don't use Q-tip to clean my ear man

Re: Q-Tip [Re: simonw] #295036 Oct 9, 9:16am Oct 9, 9:16am

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Originally Posted by simonw
I don't use Q-tip to clean my ear man
hehe q-tips have been proven unsafe from to many people jamming them in there too far. You are supposed to use a special drops that you put in your ear.

Re: Q-Tip [Re: simonw] #295037 Oct 9, 9:19am Oct 9, 9:19am
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I think I'm going to use an electronic cleaner that says 'no residue' on the back and no Q-tip. Thanks guys smile

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Originally Posted by simonw
I don't use Q-tip to clean my ear man


Yah, that's what I was saying. You not hear? rofl

Use non-lubricated electronics cleaner. I used that & a Q-tip to rub off the worst of it. The Q-tips reach the smaller sensors as well.

I would highly recommend using Q-tips in your ear. Be careful not to bruise your brain though. frown

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