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Torx head to remove MAF

david7m Mar 3, 2014

  1. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    Hi
    I want to clean the maf with electrical cleaner and a cotton bud, but can't get to it!
    I've removed it connected to the plastic tube, but can't remove the meter using anti tamper torx heads.
    What tool is it ?
    Dave
     
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  3. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar

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    It's just a torx screw with a hole in the middle
     
  4. rhys1210

    rhys1210 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    The screws for the maf housing aren't torx heads, I believe they are 5 spline not 6. I used a flat blade screw driver when I took mine out to clean it.
     
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  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    Or do what I did, and use this bit!

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    Like so.

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  7. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    You can get a 6 point torx to fit if you file off one point completely and then trim the oints either side of the one you filed off.
    This is what I had to do to get the MAF out of my Passat. used the bit several times before it broke.

    Karl.
     
  8. epox

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    I used a dremil and cut a slot and used a flat head screw driver.
    Mark
     
  9. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    I'll try modifying a flat head, if not will leave it :)
    Dave
     
  10. r15wne

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    this is whats needed..
    ebay item no...380162764688
     
  11. epox

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    If the maf is not faulty I would leave well alone, but that's just me and loads of Mar issues.

    Mark
     
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  13. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    I tried to make the tool and gave up, have now re assembled :)
    Dave
     
  14. epox

    epox Registered User

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    Sorry what I meant was to cut a slot on the torx screw then use a flat head screw driver to un screw
     
  15. dirtychinchilla

    dirtychinchilla Registered User

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    Sorry to hijack your thread a little, but what's the benefit of cleaning the MAF?
     
  16. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    I was trying to copy Jojo 's tool, have aborted it now as threw my toys out the pram.
    Dave
     
  17. david7m

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    I was hoping it would make the tick over smoother, but I think it's the split pcv pipes.

    Dave
     
  18. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    The tool I showed is part do a 3 quid bit set from Maplins, I didn't cut anything? :uhm:
     
  19. david7m

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    Doh, thought you had made it super accurate with a dremel ! Another fail, choo choo, all aboard the fail wagon :)

    Dave
     

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