Drinking too much
beer in Munich ;)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: I would rather not say
Looking at the photo in message #4 as a reference, the important part isn't what is contained in the 'basket' which protrudes into the manifold, that part is the temperature sensor. The MAP sensor sits embedded in the housing and there needs to be clean pathway down to it past the temperature sensor.
A lube will probably do a good job of cleaning the temperature sensor because it's encapsulated in plastic, and it probably won't do any harm if yiou spray down the middle of the sensor towards the MAP sensor air entry hole.
The only problem is how fast does that stuff evaporate ? If it stays liquid and goes inside the MAP sensor it is no different to having a dirty sensor.
I've used switch contact cleaner and better yet naptha (lighter fluid) because it does a good job of dissolving oil and grease deposits, just carefully shake it out , downwards, afterwards to get all the liquid out.
There are custom MAP sensor cleaning products available, the key to any of them is that they evaporate quickly and carry the oil and soot away with them