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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Putting a new Cold Air Intake system on the TOY and noticed that the Mass AIR Flow sensor was a little dirty. Need opinion on a good Mass air flow cleaner, Gunk, CRC or any other brand you have used!!!! THANKS
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Any brand of brake clean. Don't waste your money on the more expensive MAF cleaner, as it is only brake clean relabeled.
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I thought CRC cleaned everything lol
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Brake cleaner will work fine. If you are thinking of a K&N intake system or any system with an oiled filter I'd advise you to consider other options. I put a K&N filter in one of my vehicles and the check engine light kept coming on because the MAF sensor got fouled with oil. It took a couple years to diagnose the problem and I finally replaced the K&N with a dry filter. I had to clean the MAF sensor several times and erase the codes before the engine light stayed off.
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CRC Mass air flow cleaner or QD Electronic cleaner is safer to use than brake clean.
Brake clean contains acetone and toluene, both of which can damage the sensor.
A $6 savings could cost you $200. Not worth it IMHO.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT attempt to touch or wipe the sensor surfaces (those little wires). Big mistake on my part!

Just thinking - the dude who rebuilt Ilsa's 5.3 with forged rotating parts, new heads and cam (and other goodies) recommended leaving the filtering mesh in the MAF because its job is to channel the air. Thoughts?

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