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Hi all, anyone in or around Northampton able to come and clean my MAF.

I have explained the problems on this site a number of times and it keeps comonmg back to a dirt MAF.

However, mechanically minder I am not!

If anyone can help it would be much appreciated and I will pay for your time of course.

Thank you.

Steve
 

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I don't mind doing it, but I'm two hours away. You could post it to me, if you wanted to.
 

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Just take it out and spray some isopropyl alcohol or similar solvent into it, then let it dry before refitting it.

Don't whatever you do try and clean it with a cotton bud or similar as you will break it.
 

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Just take it out and spray some isopropyl alcohol or similar solvent into it, then let it dry before refitting it.

Don't whatever you do try and clean it with a cotton bud or similar as you will break it.
Definitively not true - It's a lot more sturdy in there than you've been led to believe. I cleaned mine with some specialist cleaner I bought from Maplin. I dismantled it, washed the Maf body in soapy water and air dried it on a radiator, and cleaned the sensor itself with circuit cleaning foam and a cotton bud - I then got it checked at my local specialist. It's like a new Maf.

You could spray some alcolhol in there to clean it - but what will happen to the dirt you dislodge by doing so?
 

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I have broken one with a cotton bud. The actual insert is quite sturdy, but the little part that sticks out into the airflow is very delicate.
 

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I have broken one with a cotton bud. The actual insert is quite sturdy, but the little part that sticks out into the airflow is very delicate.
Yeah, I avoided that :)
 

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Yeah, I avoided that :)
The delicate bit contains the heated element that measures the airflow.

Thats the bit that will be dirty. If it is coated in oil it will give the ECU incorrect readings, which makes the car run badly.
 

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Yeah, the difference once it was cleaned was amazing! Can't walk past the car without driving it now :lol:
 
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Try one of the E-Bay sellers, they can supply a genuine BOSCH Maf for about £40.

Look hereGenuine CF2 BOSCH MAF

I've had 2 off of them. Both genuine BOSCH in boxs. Great stuff.
 
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