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Old 02-12-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Maf cleaner

Check engine came on for mass or volume air circuit low, intake air temp sensor.
What do I do? Mass air flow cleaner? Do I clean the sensor or the filter or both? 2007 Impreza
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Its never a bad idea to clean the MAF with the proper cleaner.

It evaporates quickly.
Avoid After market filter such as K&N. Keep your in-box paper filter.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Its never a bad idea to clean the MAF with the proper cleaner.

It evaporates quickly.
Avoid After market filter such as K&N. Keep your in-box paper filter.
This. I threw the same codes last week. Turns out the maf plug wasn't completely seated, but bought some CRC maf cleaner anyways and cleaned it up.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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i did it but just cause it added 4 to 10 horsepower
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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i did it but just cause it added 4 to 10 horsepower
Funny enough, I cleaned my filter and MAF and squeezed about 10hp out of my car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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i believe brake clearer and electrical cleaner do the same if the ingredients on the bottle agree. which is the "non something type" FYI for those trying to save a buck
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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remember the maf is the two wire inside not that glass bulb thing at the tip. put into baggy and spray the crap out of it and let it sit for a min then let it dry. Repeat if needed.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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Its never a bad idea to clean the MAF with the proper cleaner.

It evaporates quickly.
Avoid After market filter such as K&N. Keep your in-box paper filter.

Great stuff, been using it for years. Highly recommended from several master mechanics I know.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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Cleaned mine last week. Car runs many moons better.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #10
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i did it but just cause it added 4 to 10 horsepower

Not sure if serious.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #11
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i believe brake clearer and electrical cleaner do the same if the ingredients on the bottle agree. which is the "non something type" FYI for those trying to save a buck
We drive Subarus...we don't save bucks.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #12
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i did it but just cause it added 4 to 10 horsepower
you only get the 10hp if you get tuned for it, otherwise just 4
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
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Not sure if serious.
It says so right on the can............
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #14
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Not sure if serious.
very serious.....
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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CRC MAF cleaner is what I have, electrical cleaners the same

I clean it before road trips for maximum MPG's and powah
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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I'm going to have to buy a can of that for future projects!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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remember the maf is the two wire inside not that glass bulb thing at the tip. put into baggy and spray the crap out of it and let it sit for a min then let it dry. Repeat if needed.
Thanks for the info
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #18
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Great stuff, been using it for years. Highly recommended from several master mechanics I know.
Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #19
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Do you think this has any thing to do with a slight burning smell coming from the passengers side outside the car? I'm not burning oil
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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you only get the 10hp if you get tuned for it, otherwise just 4
LOL. Love it
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #21
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try pissing on the maf. it works, just like pissing on a jellyfish sting but for yoar car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #22
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try pissing on the maf. it works, just like pissing on a jellyfish sting but for yoar car.

Totally trying this method next time I'm under the hood
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #23
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Totally trying this method next time I'm under the hood
X2 i heard its a 11hp increase doing it this way is that correct
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #24
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X2 i heard its a 11hp increase doing it this way is that correct
Must eat asparagus first or it makes your naws mix to lean.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:07 AM   #25
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X2 i heard its a 11hp increase doing it this way is that correct


Yes, in fact the only draw back is a strange odor.
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