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Clean your MAF

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nice now just to get that new brake booster in your car now aye.
i wish, the missus just got her new lounge suite. she thinks the car can wait:p
 

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gutted about the lounge suite!

any chance of a few quick pics? i wanna make sure ive got it all sorted before i atempt to clean the lil buggers!
 

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I’ve pinched a picture from the painting engine cover thread. I have drawn a green circle around the MAF. First time I ahve attached an image.....hope it works.
Cheers.
 

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nice lookin engine!!!

so i just unscrew that and use a bit of maf cleaner to clean the wires??
 

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Correct, two clamps to undo and disconnect the sensor wires. Then there is a mesh thingy held in by a circlip. Carefully lever the circlip out, remove mesh and wash away. Make sure its all dry before you reinstall.
 

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I give mine a squirt every time I do the oil, only takes 5 minutes and does make a difference. If you do it regularly you won't notice much, but if you go from very dirty to clean you'll notice it, doing it regularly keeps it top notch all the time.

I've tried the specialised MAF cleaner, I'm convinced its just rebadged electrical contact cleaner sold for twice the price - smells the same, looks the same, evaporates the same. So contact cleaner for me, never tried carby cleaner.
 

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ide be very cautious about using carby cleaner as it melts plastic and just about anything else due to the toulene in it and im sure buying the proper cleaner is cheaper than a MAF sensor when you melt something important inside it.
 

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yeah, i woulda used contact cleaner but i was out and hadn't brought any new cans yet so carb cleaner it was. having said that, i spray'd it straight through the MAF so very little actually acumulates inside the MAF sensor area.

i'd certainly suggest it should be part of a regular maint shedule. i wonder if Holden do it when they service cars?
 

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hah i highly doubt it, they're lucking to lift the bonnet :p

will put this on the todo list this weekend, got some free time on sunday providing the weather holds up.
 

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MAF in the same spot in a V8 VS?, as they have much shorter intake pipe
 
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