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Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... #423742 Mar 22, 9:53pm Mar 22, 9:53pm
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Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question...
ok guys so i received in the mail today a used AEM Intake CAI. I'm going to install it this week and I'm being really anal because I don't want to mess my car up. My few questions...

Cleaning MAFS (read the write up)
- Am I suppose to use the q-tip because i thought i read somewhere that you shouldn't?

- What exact cleaner should I use. The guy at napa doesn't want to really recommend something because he's afriad the sensor is teflon coated and might mess the sensor up?

AEM Intake
- Their's a fair amount of dust and dirt in the tube, is it ok to run water in the tube and let it dry 24 hours before I install or will it rust?

thanks

Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: WhiteCeli] #423743 Mar 23, 4:00pm Mar 23, 4:00pm
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anyone? read the install section and have searched but still haven't foudn the answer.

Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: WhiteCeli] #423744 Mar 23, 11:54pm Mar 23, 11:54pm
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go to auto zone and pick up some "brake kleen" should find it in either a green or red can. (one is more environmentally safe then the other lol I always get the red can)

you DO NOT use a q-tip. simply spray the cleaner into the hole where you see 2 little white cylinders suspended between 2 wires. the big amber color thing is your temp sensor so cleaning that wont get the job done. Spray a good amount in there and try to keep it off the rubber seal around the base of the maf.


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Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: Lucky_317] #423745 Mar 24, 2:16am Mar 24, 2:16am
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hopefully checkers or napa has that. We don't have an autozone in hawaii thumbsdown

Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: WhiteCeli] #423746 Mar 27, 11:05am Mar 27, 11:05am
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I always though that using the brake kleen woule leave a residue on it. time to re clean my maf


cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: ForceFed] #423747 Mar 27, 10:54pm Mar 27, 10:54pm
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The best thing to use is throttle body and carburetor cleaner in a spray can, usually with a red cap. This doesn't leave residue and it's safe to use on the Intake piping. The spray is also safe on the maf, so you don't have to worry about damaging it, just try to keep it off of the rubber o-ring because it may cause it to dry up. What I did was spray the maf and the whole interior of the piping with it then let it dry for like 10 mins. I sprayed through both ends of it to make sure that most of it got cleaned. The directions say to warm up the engine to normal operating temperature, but it's not absolutely necessary. While you're at it make sure to clean the Intake valve as well.

The maf is quite fragile, so using a q-tip is very risky. Too much pressure on the temp. gauge will prolly snap it off, and replacing a maf is obviously expensive.

I'm not too sure about rinsing out the inside with water, but since cold air Intakes w/o splash guards are sometimes exposed to water due to rain or whatever, I guess it wouldn't hurt. Last time I checked my Intake pipe, it was clear of any rust. But yeah, not too sure about that...

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Forgot to add that you can find the cleaner at any car parts shop like Pep Boys, Walmart, Target, etc, not sure about the local shops in HI. btw how's that for a first post haha.

Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: Kaze] #423748 Mar 27, 11:11pm Mar 27, 11:11pm
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^^^nicely informative thumbsup


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Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: Kaze] #423749 Mar 27, 11:20pm Mar 27, 11:20pm
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Re: Another AEM Intake and Cleaning MAFS Question... [Re: maingear] #423750 Mar 28, 1:17am Mar 28, 1:17am
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k thanks guys imma take this slow maybe. Was thinking about buying my exhaust and storing up some parts for summer and then installing. I'll hit up walmart and see.

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