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Old 11-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Always had crappy MPG until...

...I spray cleaned the Mass Air Flow Sensor (with appropriate cleaning spray). My mileage since then has increased 3MPG. Yes, really.

I have 31k, first time I've done it. Curious if others have experienced the same?

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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I just use good quality gas and keep my intake tract clean with seafoam (not a problem after my catch can). I average above 22.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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I just use good quality gas and keep my intake tract clean with seafoam (not a problem after my catch can). I average above 22.
Good gas and seafoam won't keep your MAF sensor clean... It should be cleaned occasionally using something like CRC MAF sensor cleaner. It can make a difference.



I usually spray mine off at least once a year, maybe twice. In my old car it apparently really needed to be cleaned once, cleaned it off, and MAN what a difference.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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great info... will keep this in mind!
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Interesting. I'll have to check that out
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Interesting. I'll have to check that out
same here, might have to check that out on my winter beater too
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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The MAF is load device and is used to help calculate so many controls in todays vehicles. It even helps to set line pressure in the transmissions. We have "Oil" air filters of certain brands that will make transmissions slip. We have sometimes cleaned the MAF and removed the filter, take the car for a drive and show the client they did not need a rebuild now with no slipping. It is a good PM to clean twice a year.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #8
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Yep that's the spray, great stuff.

Fwiw I remove the MAF from the tube and cleaned it out of the car.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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Proven to gain 4-10 horsepower at the wheels! Says so right on the can Cheapest HP you'll ever buy!
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:00 AM   #11
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Proven to gain 4-10 horsepower at the wheels! Says so right on the can Cheapest HP you'll ever buy!
'Lmao. Then who needs an intake. .gooooo maf sprayyyy.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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same here, might have to check that out on my winter beater too
Yeah my DD will definitely need it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #13
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Time to spray. Maybe when I change my oil. Thanks for the information
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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Picked up a can this week at AutoZone and just sprayed. I probably won't get to drive until this weekend. I will let you know if I notice any difference.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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good info.. thanks. will have to try it out on my other cars... do not think my '14 needs it just yet.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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I have a can of it! Helped clear an engine code on my old truck once.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #17
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Based on the shape/location, I don't see how you can really ensure you are thoroughly cleaning it in place. Best to remove the MAF sensor and clean while disconnected (disconnect battery first as well might be a best practice). Shake extra liquid out and let it dry for a while before firing her up.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:27 PM   #18
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Picked up a can this week at AutoZone and just sprayed. I probably won't get to drive until this weekend. I will let you know if I notice any difference.
Took out my Camaro today and it ran very well after spraying a couple days back. The cleaner definitely didn't hurt. Also, sprayed my Tahoe with 120K and it ran smoother.
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