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    i just bought this today..im gonna try it right now..ive been using a perrin drop in since i got my car..and its got 10k on it now..

    those perrin filters are soaked in oil...im kinda regretting the purchace...and i might put back the stock filter after i clean the MAF!

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    It's the tempertature sensor that I have pictured- the MAF is indeed in the tube- you need to shine a flashlight down the tube to see the wires clearly.
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    ok so i'm trying to clean this now with brakleen... i have the maf soaking in a pool of it right now... i can tell that it is breaking down some of the dirt by the color of the fluid, but there is still plenty of gunk on the IAT bulb, indicating that the MAF wires are probably not totallly clean either.
    i admit, this is my first MAF cleaning in 50k miles, but how easily should the brake cleaner break the dirt free and can we expect a perfectly clean MAF sensor when all is said and done?
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    I think the temp sensor is more likely to get dirty than the MAF wires- they are in the direct line of fire- if the temp sensor is clean- the MAF wires certainly should be.

    My temp sensor was more notceably dirty than the actual MAF wires.
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    I think I will either clean mine tomorrow or sometime this weekend... I have 65K and a K&N filter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX
    I think the temp sensor is more likely to get dirty than the MAF wires- they are in the direct line of fire- if the temp sensor is clean- the MAF wires certainly should be.

    My temp sensor was more notceably dirty than the actual MAF wires.
    ^ I agree, a dirty temp sensor is moreso what causes poor running as compared to a clean one...the temp probe is one of the main things that control timing advance....
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    No luck finding this product at the local auto parts stores here in MD. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it either! (nor had I until this thread, but there are actually a few articles written about cleaning the MAF sensor and the CRC cleaner if you google). I had to convince this one lady to even go into her computer to search for it. The best thing I have found is to order online at: http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...tion.asp?19596 but shipping is literally as much as the $6.99 product price. I'll order online here if I have to.

    Where have you guys been purchasing the CRC MAF cleaner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonWRX
    No luck finding this product at the local auto parts stores here in MD. Hardly anyone has ever heard of it either! (nor had I until this thread, but there are actually a few articles written about cleaning the MAF sensor and the CRC cleaner if you google). I had to convince this one lady to even go into her computer to search for it. The best thing I have found is to order online at: http://www.midwayautosupply.com/deta...tion.asp?19596 but shipping is literally as much as the $6.99 product price. I'll order online here if I have to.

    Where have you guys been purchasing the CRC MAF cleaner?

    Just buy Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. Its the same stuff and you can buy it at any auto parts store.

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    just remember guys: if you have a K&N filter, its SUPPOSED to be dirty. The dirt becomes part of the filter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurleeDaddeeWRX
    Just buy Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner. Its the same stuff and you can buy it at any auto parts store.
    It seems like brake cleaner is a bit harsh for the MAF sensor. Is non-chlorinated that much less harsh on the MAF sensor parts. I haven't really read about what the CRC cleaner really contains vs. the brake cleaners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonWRX
    It seems like brake cleaner is a bit harsh for the MAF sensor. Is non-chlorinated that much less harsh on the MAF sensor parts. I haven't really read about what the CRC cleaner really contains vs. the brake cleaners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonWRX
    It seems like brake cleaner is a bit harsh for the MAF sensor. Is non-chlorinated that much less harsh on the MAF sensor parts. I haven't really read about what the CRC cleaner really contains vs. the brake cleaners.
    I heard if you use non-clorinated brake cleaner you should spray some into a little cop and DIP the sensor into it rather than spraying it on the sensor...but MAF sensors aren't cheap...I'd go with the MAF cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blarg
    I heard if you use non-clorinated brake cleaner you should spray some into a little cop and DIP the sensor into it rather than spraying it on the sensor...but MAF sensors aren't cheap...I'd go with the MAF cleaner.
    Quote Originally Posted by KurleeDaddeeWRX
    This is how I did it:

    Take the MAF out of the car and make sure not to touch any of the sensors with your fingers.

    Get a plastic sandwhich bag and spray non-chlorinated brake cleaner into it. Enough to cover the sensor portion of the MAF.

    Put the MAF into the bag and shake it around.

    Take out the MAF and let it air dry.

    Re-install it after it is visually dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blarg
    I heard if you use non-clorinated brake cleaner you should spray some into a little cop and DIP the sensor into it rather than spraying it on the sensor...but MAF sensors aren't cheap...I'd go with the MAF cleaner.
    I agree. $6 extra bux for shipping it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonWRX
    I agree. $6 extra bux for shipping it is.

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    And expensively.

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