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Ir0nM4n 05-15-2013 11:17 PM

MAF Cleaning, Do You?
 
So I read somewhere that it is good to clean the MAF every other oil change. I have not cleaned mine since purchase of car. I have the MAF cleaner, now need the time to remove and clean.

Any pro / con on cleaning or not regularly?

rtcat600man 05-16-2013 04:22 AM

I just changed my oil and cleaned my MAF. I too read cleaning every other oil change is a good thing, helps keep the MAF working the way it should.

TooCool5 05-16-2013 05:53 AM

Once a yr.

Ir0nM4n 05-16-2013 03:31 PM

Ah, well I will clean mine this Sunday and see how things go.

jwoair23 05-16-2013 04:04 PM

I have 64k on mine and just did it for the first time. Didn't notice a difference, but thought it would be good to do!

ChadG 05-16-2013 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rtcat600man (Post 6550134)
I just changed my oil and cleaned my MAF. I too read cleaning every other oil change is a good thing, helps keep the MAF working the way it should.

RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?

Ir0nM4n 05-16-2013 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChadG (Post 6553690)
RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?

CRC MAF Cleaner in a gray can. It can be found at Walmart automotive or any automotive store.

Can't_C_Me 05-16-2013 11:39 PM

I keep a can in the trunk just in case. It says to spray like 10-15 time but I think that's to much. I only hit it like 6 times from about 1/2 ft. That's all its quick drying and just don't touch the hot wire. Oh and wear some gloves also and eye protect just in case.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/17/u4udedyv.jpg

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kjkjr27 05-16-2013 11:46 PM

Like how the can says "Proven to gain 4-10 hp at the wheels" too bad that is prob what the car lost over time from a dirty MAF...

rtcat600man 05-17-2013 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChadG (Post 6553690)
RTC any tips on doing it? I'm going to be cleaning my Vararam filter so I may as well do that while I have it off. What cleaner did you use, just the generic stuff?


See posts below........:thumbup:



Quote:

Originally Posted by MINI HLK (Post 6553830)
CRC MAF Cleaner in a gray can. It can be found at Walmart automotive or any automotive store.


Yep that is the stuff I use too........:happy0180:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Can't_C_Me (Post 6553921)
I keep a can in the trunk just in case. It says to spray like 10-15 time but I think that's to much. I only hit it like 6 times from about 1/2 ft. That's all its quick drying and just don't touch the hot wire. Oh and wear some gloves also and eye protect just in case.



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All great advice...........:amen:




Quote:

Originally Posted by kjkjr27 (Post 6553933)
Like how the can says "Proven to gain 4-10 hp at the wheels" too bad that is prob what the car lost over time from a dirty MAF...



Not sure I can say you would even feel that change, but sure is nice knowing it should run better.........:happyanim:

KMPrenger 05-17-2013 08:45 AM

There was a thread on this very recently.

I have roughly 12,500 miles on my car. Been running a VR intake for the last 4,000+ miles, and an AirRaid for a few thousand before that.

I have never re-oiled the Vararam filter b/c it has few miles on it, and I only drive the car in nice weather as well. I pulled out the MAF last week and it looked like the picture below. I'm not sure how it got that dirty, but it did. I cleaned it off with CNC MAF cleaner, but honestly haven't noticed much of a difference.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1368481082

ChadG 05-17-2013 09:46 PM

I noticed some grime in my TB as well with the Vararam . . . I went 6k miles between cleaning the filter (every other oil change). I'm going to do it every 3k now and clean my MAF when I do it here in the next few weeks.

Ir0nM4n 05-17-2013 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 6554709)
There was a thread on this very recently.

Do you have the link handy? :D

Lil' Nasty 05-17-2013 10:50 PM

Dumb question, but is the hot wire in the picture above the orange looking wire we shouldn't spray? Would someone mind elaborating that part for me lol


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