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This is a discussion on MAF question within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I recently had my WS6 in the shop for a new clutch. While it was in there I had them ...

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    Question MAF question

    I recently had my WS6 in the shop for a new clutch. While it was in there I had them change the plugs and do an induction clean and injector clean.

    After I got the car back it actually seemed to have less power and performance and continued to degrade.
    I've got MSD 8.5mm wires on order and while waiting I decided to recheck my air filter. I had cleaned and oiled it before taking it in for the clutch.

    I run a Whisper lid with a K&N High Flow. Well, somebody at the dealership decided to reoil my filter and saturated it. Badly.

    I recleaned and oiled the filter and pulled the MAF and carefully cleaned the sensor wires with alcohol and q-tips. It made a significant difference. Performance is better and idle is smoother.

    Ok, my question. Should I go ahead and replace the MAF? I've heard in the past that once they are oil soaked they are pretty much ruined.

    Thanks,
    John

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    get a paper filter alot cheaper

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    There is a crc maf cleaner spray that you can buy and it should keep you from having to replace it.

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    ok heres a real a dummmmb question for yah, but what exactly is a MAF? im starting to figure it out i think but no not really

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobra12345 View Post
    get a paper filter alot cheaper
    I'm going to. I've run the K&N for 80K miles. It has worked well and been cost effective until the "experts" screwed it up. It's about worn out so back to paper.
    If I do get a new MAF I certainly won't put that old filter back in front of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTODD View Post
    There is a crc maf cleaner spray that you can buy and it should keep you from having to replace it.
    Thanks, I'll check into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK_On_BLK_01WS6 View Post
    ok heres a real a dummmmb question for yah, but what exactly is a MAF? im starting to figure it out i think but no not really
    Mass Air Flow meter. An array with three tiny sensor wires between the honeycomb MAF screen and the throttle body bellows.

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    just clean it with electrical contact cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRB 9966
    I've heard in the past that once they are oil soaked they are pretty much ruined....
    Not true.

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    here the product that sstodd recomended to you, its the best out there


    http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000EGH...8QKPN1AZERGY02

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    after removing my maf i saw some greay thick liquid/ residue. did that come from the factory like that around the borders. is any of your guys like that.

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    crc maf cleaner is the shizzy,

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    if anybody who wants to save some $ like a buck, im a electriacian and all you have to buy is a non residue electriacl cleaner spray, which is like $3.00 but the MAF cleaner is just another way for companys to sell the same product on a different name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    if anybody who wants to save some $ like a buck, im a electriacian and all you have to buy is a non residue electriacl cleaner spray, which is like $3.00 but the MAF cleaner is just another way for companys to sell the same product on a different name.




    I'm an aircraft electrician. And yes they put a different name on that kinda crap and say THIS is what you have to use. BS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TACE02 View Post



    I'm an aircraft electrician. And yes they put a different name on that kinda crap and say THIS is what you have to use. BS...
    thats just like everything in stores/ products soo the best thing to do is to dicypher whats reallyin it and and its purpose.

    what local are you in??

    in detroit its the the 58

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    local???

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    union?? sorry didnt read follow that your in the service...

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    OK, yeah AF.

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    whats the difference/ certifaction form a regual electraicn to a air craft?? im curouis.

    i know theres a big deal when it comes to welding cause everything has to be that much more preicise

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    Little more particular, have to use certain splices in certain spots, have to solder using certain fluxes and solder, have to crimp a specific way. All of which is in Technical Order books for us. Have to use certain guage on certain systems depending on what amperage the system operates on. No twisting wires together and taping them with elec. tape...LOL. Have to use certain gaskets on certain flanges with clamps. We pretty much have to follow Commercial (FAA reg's) and Military reg's when performing aircraft maintenance.

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