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redracer311
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Sep 3, 8:48am - #41889 
Boring out the throttle body and MAF cleaning question

I was wondering if it is possible to bore out the throttle bodies on our cars. I have not seen any aftermarket ones and was looking to see if I could increase the air flow a little bit. Has anyone had theirs off yet? I am going to take mine off this weekend and see if anything can be done. Also how do you clean the MAF, I have a sink full of hot soapy water that I was going to dunk it in but then my "smart" reflex kicked in and said "bad Idea Steve" but seriously, has anyone done this before?

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Sep 3, 8:59am - #41890 
regarding the maf sensor: DO NOT USE SOAP AND WATER. it's a very delicate (and expensive) small piece of equipment. the sensor can damage easily. use isopropyl alcohol and a q-tip to clean it. or go to radioshack and purchase a small can of electronics cleaner. it's real easy to clean but you should handle the unit with care.


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redracer311
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Sep 3, 9:08am - #41891 
Cool, thanks for the info on the MAF cleaning. And I was just kidding about soap and water. I was just going to use an S.O.S pad instead. lol. Now what about the throttle body? I will experiment with mine this weekend like I said but every little bit of info helps.

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Sep 3, 9:12am - #41892 
you just reminded me, my brother mentioned "cleaning the throttle body" since he pointed out the gunk lining the inside of the hole (as we installed my CAI). i would at least recommend trying that since i'll do it in the near future.


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