[V6-12v] Throttle body gasket fix

George Tur getur at optonline.net
Wed May 5 20:02:38 EDT 2004

On Wednesday 05 May 2004 19:04, Tom Christiansen wrote:

snipped stuff....

> While on the small jobs, I took the MAF sensor out and cleaned it. Some
> electrical contact cleaner took most of the black build-up off, a half hour
> in an ultrasonic bath with IPA (isopropyl alcohol) did the rest. Now I just
> need to reset the ECU and I'll be all set for a better running car with new
> and improved fuel economy (hopefully).
I thought that the MAF sensor was supposed to be self cleaning? That is, on 
shutdown the system runs a high voltage through the wire bringing the 
temperature up to 1000 degree centigrade to burn off contamination. I know 
this true on my 91 V8 and I thought that all the later models did the same 

George Tur

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