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What to use to clean my MAF

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Add7, Oct 19, 2004.

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    [Oct 19, 2004]
    Hey peps,

    Can someone tell me what i need to use.

    Im not in the mood to search through the archive!

    Cheers

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    [Oct 19, 2004]
    Something like IPA (isopropyl alcohol)
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    [Oct 19, 2004]
    cheers
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    [Oct 20, 2004]
    sorry to hijack your post but Audi A3 1.8TS did u get your temp problem sorted?...
    I had the waterpump and thermostat changed...problem gone!
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    [Oct 20, 2004]
    no worries!

    No i didnt mate! i have a thermostat at home spare. so i might just change it.

    but the water pump is a bit more difficult
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    [Oct 21, 2004]
    I use flash liquid, you did say bath, right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    [Oct 21, 2004]
    lol
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    *groan*
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    [Nov 24, 2004]
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    Audi A3 1.8TS said:
    Hey peps,

    Can someone tell me what i need to use.

    Im not in the mood to search through the archive!

    Cheers

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    Hey, can u tell me how to remove it in the first place..those funny screws are pissin me off.. do i need a special tool?...my car's starting to hesitate under hard acceleration and I think that migh t be the culprit...
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    [Nov 24, 2004]
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    663KAY said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    Audi A3 1.8TS said:
    Hey peps,

    Can someone tell me what i need to use.

    Im not in the mood to search through the archive!

    Cheers

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Hey, can u tell me how to remove it in the first place..those funny screws are pissin me off.. do i need a special tool?...my car's starting to hesitate under hard acceleration and I think that migh t be the culprit...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You need to remove the whole MAF housing, not just the sensor itself. The tube bit between the inlet and air filter housing, should be a couple of jubilee clips.
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    [Nov 24, 2004]
    Thanx, jojo. would it then mean that I'd have to disconnect it? And will this not send an error to my ecu meaning I'd have to have it cleared?
    lastly, if it's in the housing, then how do i gain access to clean it (if that would make a difference)?
    Sorry for all the q's, just wanna get it right the first time around! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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    [Nov 24, 2004]
    Yes, you need to remove the whole unit to clean, you will not get an error when disconnecting the maf, unless the car ignition is ON!

    Look here ----> Air Mass Meter
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    [Dec 15, 2004]
    Thanks for all your help/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif ...I cleaned my MAF this weekend and now my car seems to have a new life! Feels good to save money by doing these simple jobs yourself!! Been a while since I enjoyed driving it this much, thanks again /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif...this must be by far, the most helpful site on the web!

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