This is a discussion on maf problem within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; IF my k and n gets oil on my maf can i just clean it with brake clean and if ...
11-21-2006, 10:14 AM #1
IF my k and n gets oil on my maf can i just clean it with brake clean and if it does get on the sensor what are the synmptoms
11-21-2006, 11:01 AM #2
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- LS1 land
i use electronic contact cleaner on my maf. You can buy it at radio shack. I don't know if brake cleaner is safe.
As far as symptoms - when my maf was messed up my car would buck and accelerate poorly under any throttle position.
11-21-2006, 11:06 AM #3
If you do clean it, make sure you use a lent-free rag. You don't want any particles to get trapped on the sensors. Its a highly sensitive sensor that can cause problems under the slightest interference.
11-21-2006, 11:22 AM #4
You are pretty much screwed the oil maf wires will get hot an sooner than later break. you are going to have to replace your maf. I have seen to many of the K&N filters mess up MAF's. you cant really clean thoses wires, any residue will damage them till they break. sorry...
11-22-2006, 03:24 PM #5
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- Newport, Mi.
- 1999 Camaro SS
If you clean a MAF sensor, only use a spray on the small wire elements inside the MAF. Do NOT tough the wires with anything other than the spray.
When you clean up a K&N filter, and then oil it, you are supposed to let the filter sit outside to drain and dry up. Sitting the filter outside in the sun for 1 hour is good. And of course, do not over oil the air filter, it only takes a small amount. If you are getting oil on the MAF, you are putting on way too much oil.
11-22-2006, 05:16 PM #6
rubbing alcohol also works
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