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This is a discussion on maf screen removal within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hi I am new here but I have done a little research and I think I want to remove my ...

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    maf screen removal

    Hi I am new here but I have done a little research and I think I want to remove my maf screen. Just was curious to ask those of you who have how hard the screen is to pull out, and if you know any tricks?

    Thanks in advance

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    I think it just pops off...I don't know, mine was off when I bought the car.

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    so no one here on this fourm has done it, I have heard it can help a little and is a free mod. I checked my screen and it seems to have only stopped a few peices of grass, so i feel its not needed. I just dont want to start pulling on it and like half rip off or get bent and then not be able to get it all the way out. So Anyone who has done this please chime in

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    anyone done this?

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    Yah it has been done, our lids don't seal all that well so that is why people are hesistant to remove the maf screens, but here you go
    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...afapalooza.htm

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    Its been done about 250k times. Its probably better to leave it on though.

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    You can buy new maf ends that have no screen, incase you want to put the screen back on.

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    Leave it on. The first time I changed the filter I had a leaf in there. If it wasnt for the screen it would have been in the engine.

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    it'll pop right out with a screw driver. just stick in on the edge and jank it out .... I've had no problems with my fipk2 from k&n and even on the '98 nothing has really gone in there and it just has the slp lid and the k&n filter.

    sandman you really had a leaf in there?!


    if your looking for free mods, you should also do the throttle body bypass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Yah it has been done, our lids don't seal all that well so that is why people are hesistant to remove the maf screens, but here you go
    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...afapalooza.htm
    I have a K&N Filter and it came with a piece of foam that goes around the edge of the lid to give it a better seal. I know it works, cause I have to fight with the lid for about 5 minutes everytime I go to put it on, cause it's that damn tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    You can buy new maf ends that have no screen, incase you want to put the screen back on.
    I'll second that. It's the way to go just in case you want to switch it back. Because chances are good that the screen will get a little boogered up when removing, and won't go back in properly.

    We bought my wifes car with these ported and screenless MAF ends on the car already. Had to work on the MAF tables a bit to get it right, but seems to work fine otherwise.

    I know this is considered one of the free mods, in my opinion it's really not a free mod,,,,because it requires tuning after the fact. But if you really don't want to spend the money on some ported/screenless ends,,,I'd just leave it alone.

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    Leave it on. Looks elsewhere for mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Leave it on. Looks elsewhere for mods.
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    The very little gain you well get from this is not worth running the risk of sucking in trash into the engine. Like Cutlass said look other places for mods.
    Also when I had my car tuned at LS1 Speed Inc. they highly recommended leaving the screen in place due the trash issue and that the screen stabilizes the airflow across the MAF allowing it to get better and more accurate readings.
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    I ported and polished mine, along with the screen removal,so far so good

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    there are 1.38 million cars on the road that dont have maf screens, GM deleted this screen 2002 LS 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post

    We bought my wifes car with these ported and screenless MAF ends on the car already. Had to work on the MAF tables a bit to get it right, but seems to work fine otherwise.

    I know this is considered one of the free mods, in my opinion it's really not a free mod,,,,because it requires tuning after the fact. But if you really don't want to spend the money on some ported/screenless ends,,,I'd just leave it alone.
    The screen straightens turbulent air for a more accurate reading. That is why it is there. Hence the need for tuning often.

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