One of those two resistive wires in my MAF is visibly dirty. I am
guessing that is the reason why I had to go from 87 octane to 89 octane
At $250 a pop (OEM), I'm not quite daring enough just yet to try
cleaning the thing.
I hate it when I'm reduced to the following retrospections:
1. "Did it work before you started screwing with it?"
2. "Does it work now?"
3. "Why did you screw with it?"
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
1. They are not as fragile as they look. Think about service dept ham-
2. Look on the enthusiast forums for "Oh %^^&, I broke it!"
Bet you dont find any that resulted from cleaning.
3. So ... try the spray/blow-off (no-contact) methods first
BTW, I dont recommend Q-Tips... the cheap ones, at least, can shed. Go to
Radio Shack and get the foam-tip swabs.
Rubbing Alcohol works just fine
Here's a thought... if you want to be really proactive and you have some
degree of curiosity, go to a salvage yard that has a LOT of your car and get
a spare - make sure the calibration matches. Practice on it.. and just for
grins put it in and see what happens.
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