Clean the MAss Air flow Wire K & N Filter oil
Richard at Tanimuras.com
Thu Nov 7 08:51:02 EST 2002
Interesting observation about contamination coming from the engine side. Did
it come off a turbo or NA? What's this screen in the MAF? The ones I have
seen try to eliminate all possible restrictions to flow.
1. Some MAF's have a pyrolitic cleaning sequence where they heat up the wire
for a short time after shut down. Not all.
2. Some guys I know have used carb cleaner to clean the MAF. They said it
worked. Good stuff for gunk in the throttle body as well I'm told. YMMV.
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Sent: den 7 november 2002 08:13
To: SuffolkD at aol.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Cc: PeterBergin at aol.com
Subject: Re: Clean the MAss Air flow Wire K & N Filter oil
At 11:47 PM -0500 11/6/02, SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
>Can you clean the wire?
Yes and no. Some comes off, but since the wire is cleaned(courtesy
being heated to white-hot) every time the engine is shut off, pretty
much anything that isn't vaporized gets nicely bonded to the wire,
which I think is glass-coated platinum or bare platinum. The wire is
very thin and you don't want to go frobbing it.
I have a dead MAF sitting around somewhere from a lister who sent it
my way, in hopes of maybe being able to clean it. Didn't work. I
got a little residue off the wire, but not nearly all of it.
All the contamination was from the -engine- side, if I remember
correctly. We never figured it out. There was a ton of oil built up
on the screen...again, engine side and only the side facing the turbo.
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