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Old 15th March 2007, 10:26   #1
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My RS is now two years old and I was wondering whether I should clean the MAF. There is no performance issue, mileage is also good - 12 kmpl for sedate city driving, 8/9 for sporty. So should I leave the MAF alone or clean it in a bath of isopropyl alcohol? If I have to clean it where is the MAF located? A picture would help. Thanks. Bomi.
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Old 15th March 2007, 11:05   #2
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My RS is now two years old and I was wondering whether I should clean the MAF. There is no performance issue, mileage is also good - 12 kmpl for sedate city driving, 8/9 for sporty. So should I leave the MAF alone or clean it in a bath of isopropyl alcohol? If I have to clean it where is the MAF located? A picture would help. Thanks. Bomi.
Please... Dont touch the MAF.. Its a very sensitive component and tends to knock if it is fingered with.. If everything is ok.. Just let it be.. Coz there is nothing that goes wrong with it.. Only service it if u think there is drop in performance or FE..
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Agree with EVO6 100%. If its not giving you problems, let it be. Btw, how many kms has ur car done Bomi?
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Thanks guys. So I will treat the MAF like a holy cow.
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Good advice. The maf should really not be touched, its one of the most sensitive components. A good service, cleaning of the air filter, and oil change is more than enough to keep your car running in decent healthy condition.
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Old 17th March 2007, 02:35   #6
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Skoda has MAF or MAP ? doesnt it have ECU which uses speed density to check air ?
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Just incase... FYI below, it would still make sense to treat it like a holy cow

Guide - How to clean your MAF sensor. - BRISKODA - The Skoda Forum and Community
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hi,
can peope advise or give their thoughts on this please

MAF clean for Vauxhall Astra Corsa Omega Vectra VXR Mk3 on eBay (end time 05-Aug-09 23:35:10 BST)

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