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MAF Cleaning

Discussion in 'Tuning' started by AL_B, Jul 24, 2003.

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    [Jul 24, 2003]
    Found this on the tt-forum, thought it would be useful for us guys on here.

    TT-Forum MAF Cleaning

    Its an amazingly useful and on-topic thread that hasn't covered about 10 pages, which is a rarity for the TT forum. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    AL
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    [Jul 24, 2003]
    Is that the MAF sensor? Looks nothing like mine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I have heard that medical grade Bensin is the stuff to use..
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    I use IPA (isopropyl alcohol) on a cotton bud *VERY* gently.

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    [Jul 24, 2003]
    Al, in answer to the question you posted on there....the torx screwdrivers are available from any tool supplier, but I would suggest Halfords and probably look at the Facom range of tools.
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    Gambba, cheers matey.

    I did look in Halfords for the torx keys a couple of months back but couldn't find ones with a hole in the middle. In fact I do have torx keys and sockets but not the ones with the bloody holes.

    Anyway, I'll have another look.

    Rich,

    They changed the design of the MAF at some point. I noticed too, that the one in my S3 is different to the one that was in my old '99 A3 1.8T.

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    AL B said:
    Rich,

    They changed the design of the MAF at some point. I noticed too, that the one in my S3 is different to the one that was in my old '99 A3 1.8T.

    AL

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    That interesting! Wonder if there is any improvement on the S3 one a if it fits the A3.. also if its less prone to fcuking itself...

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    [Nov 25, 2003]
    What exactly are the symptoms of a bad air mass meter? I have a 98 A4 1.8 and it seems to lag badly from a stop. I got the impression that this could be related to the air mass meter, is it possibly this?
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    [Nov 29, 2003]
    Sounds more like the DV to me...

    Rich
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