Cleaning the MAF sensor

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Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Balls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Say I wanted to clean my MAF sensor, whats the right way?

Some say carb cleaner, some say brake cleaner, window washing spray, overseas forums say buy a special MAF cleaner?

Then other posts say hell no to carb cleaner etc..

So what do you guys rate.. carp cleaner ok or does Midas or similar sell anything better?

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby PoLonY » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:12 pm

electrical contact cleaner

Electro-kleen IIRC

Else carb cleaner does work, amny guys i know have used it...

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Coroner » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:13 pm

Balls wrote:Say I wanted to clean my MAF sensor, whats the right way?

Some say carb cleaner, some say brake cleaner, window washing spray, overseas forums say buy a special MAF cleaner?

Then other posts say hell no to carb cleaner etc..

So what do you guys rate.. carp cleaner ok or does Midas or similar sell anything better?

I was also advise to stay away from Carb cleaner. Electric something cleaner Yes
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby airtite » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:24 pm

I have used carb cleaner on my 1.8T maf without any issues

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Balls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:29 pm

Sweet shawt

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby VWicked » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:31 pm

I was advised to not even look at my maf (make eye contact) in the fear it would break...
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby MeanTdi » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:46 pm

VWicked wrote:I was advised to not even look at my maf (make eye contact) in the fear it would break...

:lol:

But if you know for sure it is dirty, and it will cost you to buy a new one, then I would take a chance, look at it and try some electrical contact cleaner of some sorts to clean it.
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Balls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:50 pm

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Ok I bought this stuff as per recommendations if my MAF breaks Im coming after you advise on this forum here is a legally binding contract ah

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Ganchi » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:00 pm

Lektro Kleen works brilliantly. Be warned though, it is a delicate part. Do not touch the wire running across it. Let it air dry as well.
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Coroner » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:11 am

Ganchi wrote:Lektro Kleen works brilliantly. Be warned though, it is a delicate part. Do not touch the wire running across it. Let it air dry as well.

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:14 am

iso properlyn or some **** like that.... found at your chemist

i used that to clean the vr's mafs, works like a charm!
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Abnormal » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:30 am

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby airtite » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:44 am

what makes you think it needs a clean? low readings?

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Jedhi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:15 am

Im also gonna try to clean mine....

I think mine is so stuffed, my car will not idle at all.. once i pull the MAF plug, it idles 100%
Im gonna try to clean mine but i know i need a new one...
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Yakuza Racer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:17 am

Jedhi wrote:Im also gonna try to clean mine....

I think mine is so stuffed, my car will not idle at all.. once i pull the MAF plug, it idles 100%
Im gonna try to clean mine but i know i need a new one...

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Balls » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:43 am

airtite wrote:what makes you think it needs a clean? low readings?


Yes it was low airflow readings max was 251.8g/s

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby airtite » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:50 am

Balls wrote:Yes it was low airflow readings max was 251.8g/s


didnt you say you were getting 260gs before? thats not such a drastic drop and could be something else, anyway a clean wouldnt hurt.

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Donnie Darko » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:58 am

:hijack:

How often should the MAF be cleaned?
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Balls » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:59 am

It is a hectic drop because thats at peak reading if its off over the whole rev range

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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Jedhi » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:46 am

yakuza racer wrote:
Jedhi wrote:Im also gonna try to clean mine....

I think mine is so stuffed, my car will not idle at all.. once i pull the MAF plug, it idles 100%
Im gonna try to clean mine but i know i need a new one...

what you driving now?



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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby cli 16v » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:16 am

Herschell Electrical cleaner is also good
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Re: Cleaning the MAF sensor

Postby Yakuza Racer » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:28 am

Jedhi wrote:
yakuza racer wrote:
Jedhi wrote:Im also gonna try to clean mine....

I think mine is so stuffed, my car will not idle at all.. once i pull the MAF plug, it idles 100%
Im gonna try to clean mine but i know i need a new one...

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