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This is a discussion on MAF Change??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; As you probably have read im trying to make my almost 150xxx daily driver back to extreme roadworthyness(if thats a ...

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    MAF Change???

    As you probably have read im trying to make my almost 150xxx daily driver back to extreme roadworthyness(if thats a word or not)

    anyway im changing almost all the small sensors and wondered since my maf screen is raped in small spots due to debris(not gonna descreen, ky roads are harsh) and its just plain beat up looking..

    should i get a new stocker???
    Im for it because it cant hurt

    what do you guys think?

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    well i am curious to first know why you screen is so screwed up? It is possible for debris to hit it, but if you filter is in good shape and sealed properly. Your screen shouldnt be raped as you say. Before you go out and drop the money for a new stock MAF, I would try to find out why so much debris is gettin into and hitting that screen.............you also may want to try and find a used one on this forum from someone as I am sure a new stock MAF costs an arm and a leg from the factory.

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    Its sealed properly.
    when i first got my car it was like that.. i cleaned everything well and made sure it was sealed but the previous owner just drove it.. didnt do much under the hood.
    I clean all my stuff out every weekend..
    Its runs perfect but i wonder if changing it now would help later... do some preventative work... i can get a discount through GM.. so stock isnt that big of a worry...

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    if you do that mail me your stock one. I personally think it'd be a waste of money. My dad used to always say "don't fix it if it ain't broke."

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    My dad also says the same thing..
    and hes a semi-retired ASE mastertech..
    The original one isnt aesthetically pleasing... its kinda beat up...
    Haha if I buy a new one the stock one is yours.

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    Wouldnt even worry about it, just ensure your system is sealed to prevent more damage.
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    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

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    How did descreening your MAF turn out sunsetorangess?

    I thought about breaking out the dremil tool and polishing compound 2 nite

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Wouldnt even worry about it, just ensure your system is sealed to prevent more damage.
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    damn, don't talk him out of it. I almost got a free MAF out of the deal.



    It would bug me to death knowing I had an ugly MAF on the car.

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    Haha. When I upgrade I promise its yours.. lol

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    I'm just messing with ya, don't change out that maf and don't descreen it. Do you have a pic of it so we know how butchered up it is? You don't want it messing with airflow by any means. If the honeycomb is crushed and things like that you might think about replacing it but I would personally probably try to straighten out the honeycomb first. They ain't cheap.

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    Alright.. Ill get a pic when its gets bright again... Ill do some work on it tonight and try to clean it up some

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    if you do that mail me your stock one. I personally think it'd be a waste of money. My dad used to always say "don't fix it if it ain't broke."

    My dad says the same thing! He says that esp. when I get to talkin about doin mods.

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    +1 for the dadisms...

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    its like 15 degrees outside so i took my maf apart and polished the piss outta it with a dremil tool. looks great now..

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    haha ill get a pic when it gets daylight... my cars a DD its 20 and snowing/icing outside.. i used up 4 hours of paid leave because it was getting worse and i took off insurance on my beater!!! im either getting a car cover tomorrow or getting insurance put back on my truck...and taking pics as well.

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    i want to port and polish my MAF and my throttlebody, I def wanna see your MAF! I descreened mine BTW, and my dad says the same thing, its hard to do any mods on my Camaro, he doesnt know about the de-screened MAf though

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    From what I read everywhere descreening the maf is the wrong way to go... I took aluminum polish and took mine apart careful and shined and smoothed out all the rough surfaces.. i maybe gained .2 hp.. if that...

    TB is next

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    yea i got a dremel in my auto mechaincs class, but dont know if I will have time to do it working on a TH350 3 speed tranny right now and a transfer case and about to work on a manual tranny next week...
    Last edited by Demon_Z28; 02-11-2008 at 07:49 PM.

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    w000t..
    pic does not do justice!!


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