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What to use to clean my MAF

Add7 Oct 19, 2004

  1. Add7

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    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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  2. T3RBO

    T3RBO 6th Gear

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    Something like IPA (isopropyl alcohol)
     
  3. Add7

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    cheers
     
  4. 663KAY

    663KAY New Member

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    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!
     
  5. Add7

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    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
     
  6. clcollins

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    I use flash liquid, you did say bath, right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  7. Add7

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    lol
     
  8. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    *groan*
     
  9. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  10. 663KAY

    663KAY New Member

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    [ 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...
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    [ QUOTE ]
    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.
     
  12. 663KAY

    663KAY New Member

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    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
     
  13. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    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
     
  14. 663KAY

    663KAY New Member

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    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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