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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:29am - #56411 

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Cleaning the MAF Sensor: With Pics

Got the pics, FINALLY.

Used 90% Rubbing Alcohol and Q-Tips

Pics are self explanatory


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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:30am - #56412 

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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:35am - #56413 

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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:37am - #56414 

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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:38am - #56415 

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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 4:41am - #56416 

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tempest Oct 29, 4:46am - #56417 

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great pics explains it all. nice post thumbsup i think it is time to clean mine
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isayx3 Oct 29, 5:17am - #56418 
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Nice guide it's nice when people post step by step with pics, makes it easier to follow smile

On suggestion: electrical cleaner works better than Alcohol. Cut and past from an earlier post of mine:

Clean the MAF using electrical cleaner, can be bought at radio shack.

"In order to remove oily residues from the MAF, you want a non-polar solvent. A "no residue" electronics cleaner/degreaser will work MUCH better than alcohol, as it will have been compounded to dissolve oils and will therefore contain a non-polar organic solvent. Alcohol just doesn't dissolve oil very well - try cleaning your hands with isopropyl the next time you do a bit of wrenching - it's doesn't work very well. Polar solvents dissolve substances that are water soluble, but do not dissolve oily substances. Non-Polar solvents dissolve oily substances, but do not dissolve water soluble substances. Moderately polar solvents have a tendency to dissolve both types of substances. Petroleum distillates are non-polar, alcohols are moderately polar, and water is polar."

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Oct 29, 5:58am - #56419 

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i havent cleaned mine yet since i bought it last march but how often are you suppose to clean the maf??(months??milage??)
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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 12:44pm - #56420 

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Originally Posted by isayx3
Clean the MAF using electrical cleaner, can be bought at radio shack.


My radioshack didn't even know what this was, and I couldn't find it ANYWHERE.

The 90 Alcohol worked GREAT and I didn't een have to buy anything thumbsup

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ct Oct 29, 5:31pm - #56421 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by isayx3
Clean the MAF using electrical cleaner, can be bought at radio shack.


My radioshack didn't even know what this was, and I couldn't find it ANYWHERE.

The 90 Alcohol worked GREAT and I didn't een have to buy anything thumbsup


yeah, i can't find anything on electric cleaner either...those are great pics, this thread needs to be stickied (sp? confused)

btw-i hear you can use brake cleaner but don't know how safe it is for the mafs parts. i break that shit it will be an expensive lesson. rice

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 5:36pm - #56422 

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just use some alcohol, I'm sure you have some. I had some in my medicine cabnit and didn't even realize it smile

Just be careful and take your time and use a cotton swab and be gentle.

Very easy to do! thumbsup

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 29, 10:32pm - #56423 

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what kind of improvment is this? how does it increase preformance, can i see/hear gains? how can i tell if its changed anything...
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DiabloGTS Oct 29, 10:34pm - #56424 

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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
what kind of improvment is this? how does it increase preformance, can i see/hear gains? how can i tell if its changed anything...


well, it;s not going to give you anything unless its dirty, then it will restore lost power.

I had a REALLY bad problem where I would bog down and almost stall when I first drove the car after it sat for more than an hour.

That's gone, and the car is running smoother!

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ct Oct 31, 4:25pm - #56425 

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Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Steven Oct 31, 5:35pm - #56426 
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Wow that was informative! Thanks diablo!
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