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Offline tariqb

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MAF Sensor: How do I clean it?
« on: 19 February 2009, 23:27 »
Please help me with the MAF Sensor - I think it needs changing but I would rather clean it - diagrams of how to remove it for the non-turbo 1.8 would be great and advice on what to use to clean it as well.

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Re: MAF Sensor: How do I clean it?
« Reply #1 on: 19 February 2009, 23:36 »
iv always been told cleaning it damages it  :undecided:

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Re: MAF Sensor: How do I clean it?
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2009, 00:06 »
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=94783.0

there are pics of how to remove the maf in the above link, i would clean it with automotive electrical cleaner.

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Re: MAF Sensor: How do I clean it?
« Reply #3 on: 20 February 2009, 08:52 »
Can't remember where I found it but I read recently that you can put the MAF in a plastic bag, fill it with Isopropyl alchohol, give it a good shake, then dry it with a hair dryer. This is supposedly successful.

Offline Pete H

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Re: MAF Sensor: How do I clean it?
« Reply #4 on: 20 February 2009, 09:00 »
iv always been told cleaning it damages it  :undecided:

what ive always done that to be honest, had no problems yet, do it at every service, and always change the air filter every 10k as this is what knackers them cause VW only do them at 20k.