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A3 TDI 140 - MAF Cleaning

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by NICKK, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. NICKK
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    Can anyone shed some light on this. Heard that it can improve general acceleration and smoothness + mpg.

    Worth doing? Any negatives?
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    Yeah remove it and clean with isopropyl alcohol/electrical cleaner maplins and halfords sell it.
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    I'm not a great mechanic.... Someone point me to the direction of where the MAF is so I can try this?
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    from the air box follow the piping and the electrical connector gives it away
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    Ahhh right that thing. Ok I got it, I was guessing its that but didn't want to try without confirmation.
    Thanks dude
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    Make sure it goes back the right way should be an arrow on it for the air flow
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    What are the benefits of this?
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    Cleans the sensor, over time they get dirty.
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    Yes clearly. Lol. But mpg gains, smoother ride? Flat spots rid? Etc
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    I did it on my auq leon and tbh i saw no difference, but i knew it was clean so that made it faster lol
    As for specifics i have no idea
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