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genocidejc

Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

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Hi Guys,

Is it advisable to clean the MAF sensor since my car is 12 years old now?
I am experiencing higher fuel consumption even after top overhaul.

Thanks in advance


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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:35 PM

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QUOTE (genocidejc @ Jan 14 2015, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Guys,

Is it advisable to clean the MAF sensor since my car is 12 years old now?
I am experiencing higher fuel consumption even after top overhaul.

Thanks in advance


I am not sure how to remove the sensor for cleaning though. Anyone willing to advise?
Thanks.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:30 PM

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QUOTE (genocidejc @ Jan 14 2015, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it advisable to clean the MAF sensor since my car is 12 years old now?
I am experiencing higher fuel consumption even after top overhaul.
Thanks in advance


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

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QUOTE (genocidejc @ Jan 14 2015, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Guys,

Is it advisable to clean the MAF sensor since my car is 12 years old now?
I am experiencing higher fuel consumption even after top overhaul.

Thanks in advance

As far as I know don't touch the MAF sensor. Very sensitive and you can damage it.....

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:23 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 15 2015, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I know don't touch the MAF sensor. Very sensitive and you can damage it.....
Yeah, if you are not happy, replace the sensor completely! However, I think you should also check the ECU and other parts of the induction system if fuel consumption is high.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 07:05 AM

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One thing to check is to make sure correct spark plug is used.
4G13 should be using hotter plug. FC will get bad if changed to cooler one.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:35 AM

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vdo car nor MAF sensor....its MAP sensor......

how to check? easy....

MAF is the big sensor located beside big airbox.....


MAP sensor is small black sensor located on the intake manifold at around fuel injector location



only MAF need cleaning because it always subjected to airflow right behind air filter...


MAP sensor just a sensor with small hole detecting vaccum (or to be exact Manifold Absalute Pressure) hence the name...and didnt geet dirty because it just got small opening....unlike MAF sensor basically a screen filter across the intake pipe...

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:46 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Jan 16 2015, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
vdo car nor MAF sensor....its MAP sensor......

how to check? easy....

MAF is the big sensor located beside big airbox.....


MAP sensor is small black sensor located on the intake manifold at around fuel injector location



only MAF need cleaning because it always subjected to airflow right behind air filter...


MAP sensor just a sensor with small hole detecting vaccum (or to be exact Manifold Absalute Pressure) hence the name...and didnt geet dirty because it just got small opening....unlike MAF sensor basically a screen filter across the intake pipe...

But MAF also a few types, right? Mine is hot wire or something like that. Mechanic told me not to attempt to clean as it is very sensitive and can be easily damaged.... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:18 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 16 2015, 08:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But MAF also a few types, right? Mine is hot wire or something like that. Mechanic told me not to attempt to clean as it is very sensitive and can be easily damaged.... smile_blackeye.gif

yes. very very fragile. just spray softly with electronic cleaner if you really want to try. cost me rm450 for this failed diy.
its as soft as a burned match stick.

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:13 PM

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QUOTE (goohtj @ Jan 17 2015, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes. very very fragile. just spray softly with electronic cleaner if you really want to try. cost me rm450 for this failed diy.
its as soft as a burned match stick.

Expensive failed diy indeed...... smile_blackeye.gif smile_shock.gif