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 Post subject: MAF Clean
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:16 am 
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Well last week my car started mising, backfiring and running like a piece of crap. I finally narrowed it down to the MAF, since the car ran great with the MAF unplugged. I figured it was shagged and started shopping for a replacement. Then the idea came about that maybe it needs to be cleaned

Sure enough, I purchased some electric contact cleaner, sprayed the hell out of it and now the car runs far better than it has in the 3 years I've owned it. I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier. I guess it will become part of my regular maintenance now.

Does anyone else service theirs regularly?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:02 pm 
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Hi Waggin,
Did you do this with the sensor still in the body or take sensor out?
Would like to do this for mine too.

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:46 pm 
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I clean everything I can think of in a service including the MAF. But I remove mine from the body and clean it with WD40 and a cotton bud.....2 minute job :)
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:14 am 
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Clean your maf more regularly if you have an oiled air cleaner(k and n etc) because it will draw the oil onto the maf.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:34 am 
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I clean everything I can think of in a service including the MAF. But I remove mine from the body and clean it with WD40 and a cotton bud.....2 minute job :)
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Yeah, I cleaned mine by reming the electronics from the body. I was reading that both WD40 and cotton buds are both big no-no's for cleaning it though, hence buying the specialised electronic contact cleaner. It's a whopping $10 from Jaycar :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:10 pm 
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NCIILANE wrote:
I clean everything I can think of in a service including the MAF. But I remove mine from the body and clean it with WD40 and a cotton bud.....2 minute job :)
Cheers,
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Yeah, I cleaned mine by reming the electronics from the body. I was reading that both WD40 and cotton buds are both big no-no's for cleaning it though, hence buying the specialised electronic contact cleaner. It's a whopping $10 from Jaycar :)

Ah well, hasn't given me any issues to date and have been doing it now for the last 18 months :o

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:23 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
NCIILANE wrote:
I clean everything I can think of in a service including the MAF. But I remove mine from the body and clean it with WD40 and a cotton bud.....2 minute job :)
Cheers,
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Yeah, I cleaned mine by reming the electronics from the body. I was reading that both WD40 and cotton buds are both big no-no's for cleaning it though, hence buying the specialised electronic contact cleaner. It's a whopping $10 from Jaycar :)

Ah well, hasn't given me any issues to date and have been doing it now for the last 18 months :o


Handy to know, I wont bother replacing this can next time around. hehe

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 am 
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Hi People - I have a BA Fairmont Ghia powered by a 5.4 litre 3 valve V8 engine. Does this motor have MAF sensors and if so where are they and how are they cleaned ?
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 am 
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Hi People - I have a BA Fairmont Ghia powered by a 5.4 litre 3 valve V8 engine. Does this motor have MAF sensors and if so where are they and how are they cleaned ?
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Hi People - I have a BA Fairmont Ghia powered by a 5.4 litre 3 valve V8 engine. Does this motor have MAF sensors and if so where are they and how are they cleaned ?


Nope BA's are all speed density...therefore no MAF.

Brake cleaner or non-oily contact cleaner are all that you need to clean the hotwire. Just squirt a bit through the sample tube. The hotwires should not be touched with anything.
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:10 am 
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Thanks for the reply - I am not electronically or mechanically experienced and I have no idea of what you have replied, sorry. Could you please explain what you mean and where this tube is?
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:15 pm 
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You have no MAF.

The other bit was for cars that do.
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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Yeah, I cleaned mine by reming the electronics from the body. I was reading that both WD40 and cotton buds are both big no-no's for cleaning it though, hence buying the specialised electronic contact cleaner. It's a whopping $10 from Jaycar :)


How do you remove the electronics from the TB? I tried last night and theres two screws holding it together. One is a Torx screw but the other doesn't seem to have head on it. I tried popping it off but didn't seem to work. Such a simple question but had me stumped for 20 minutes before i gave up.

BTW sorry about the thread mine. Was the most relevant when i used the search function.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:11 pm 
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I used to use Contact Cleaner on mine too and a clean MAF is a noticeable difference in fuel consumption and performance.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAF Clean
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:44 pm 
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And, as I said before, just squirt contact cleaner/brake cleaner through the sample tube...No need to remove the electronics.
Those screws are called Security Torx.
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